Here's one I loved, originally from I Heart Organizing:
another one from A Girl and a Glue Gun:
I really liked the use of radiator screens from the top one and the fabric rosettes from the second one. I decided to use a silver frame Ben's dad had given us that was sitting unused in our basement. I then went to Home Depot and got a decorative radiator grate. I had a guy at the store cut it into the dimensions I needed for my frame. There was enough for him to cut two pieces. I plan to use the second piece to make an earring holder for a friend as a gift.
I spray painted it white, since I thought this color would look ugly with my silver frame. We already had a can of spray paint in the garage left over from painting little bird houses for my friend Carla's baby shower. All I did was spray the grate white and pop it in the frame.
I then got to work making the fabric rosettes. Here are my supplies:Little Birdie Secrets. She has you use fabric glue and 1 inch wide strips of fabric. She suggested ripping the fabric to create long pieces of threads coming off the fabric. I tried that, but it didn't rip very well. I ended up washing and drying my strips, then ironing them flat. This made it look a little more rugged. As per the tutorial, you tie a knot in the end of a strip of fabric, and twist and wind around itself to create the flower, gluing every few centimeters as you go. I made two flowers with this technique, one a little bigger than the other.
I then switched over to a tutorial from Lillyella: Uniquely You. In the directions, you wrap your fabric strip around a skinny piece of cardboard. I used the side of an empty spaghetti box - work with what you got! You then iron the fabric to get creases in it. Then, you remove the cardboard and wrap the fabric around a pencil. When you remove the pencil, you can form it into a rosette. Go to the original blog for better pictures and directions. Lillyella does a much better job at explaining this than I do!
The next step was hot gluing the rosettes to my frame, adding earrings, and hanging it in my bathroom!
Here is a close up of the flowers. You can see the raw edges of the fabric, which I like. It would be cute to add a little pearl bead in the middle of the biggest rosette, too. I think I'll stop here, though.
Here is a close up of another corner, so you can see the pattern of the metal sheet and the thin frame I used.
Here is a breakdown of cost:
Frame - free
Metal sheet - $18 (a little steep, but there was enough to make two frames)
White spray paint - already had
Fabric rosettes - already had the glue and fabric
Total cost: $9, since I plan to make another one as a gift for a friend.
How do you store your earrings? Would you use an earring holder like this?