Thursday, April 19, 2012

No-Sew Necklace Display

I had been draping my necklaces over my earring stand (at right), but they were getting in the way. Inspired by something I saw on Pinterest, I made the necklace "rack" (at left) with an inexpensive poster frame, fabric, screw eyes and knuts.


  • 1 poster frame (or other frame)
  • Fabric large enough to cover frame (I used half a yard for a 12" x 18" frame)
  • Appx. 30 3/4" screw eyes
  • Appx. 30 8-32 finished hex nuts
  • Electric drill with 1/16" drill bit
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ruler or yardstick
  • Pencil
  • Fabric scissors
1. Remove the plexiglass (or glass) and backing from the frame. Measure the length and height of the backing. 
2. On the back side of the backing, draw a straight, horizontal line all the way across. This line should be roughly three to four inches from the top edge. 
3. Measure and mark one-inch increments across the line. 
4. Drill a hole at each marking, skipping the first and last two marks.
5. On right-side (RS) of backing, screw the screw eyes into the holes. Secure them with a knut on the wrong-side (WS). Set aside. 
5.  Cut fabric so that it is two inches wider and two inches longer than the backing. 
6. On WS of fabric, make one inch folds along each edge and iron the creases. 
7. On RS of fabric, fold the top edge back so that the distance from the crease to the first fold is equal to the distance from the line you drew on the backing from the backing's top edge. Iron this new crease. Be careful that your fabric is oriented the same way as your backing. 
8.  On right side of fabric, measure and mark one-inch increments across the length of the newest crease. 
9. On right side of fabric, cut a small + at each mark along the crease, skipping the first and last two marks. You will be making two small cuts at each mark; one vertical and one horizontal. 
10.  Fit fabric over the backing, putting the screw eyes through the snips in the fabric. Smooth. 
11. Carefully glue the fabric in place with one line of glue above the screw eyes and another line below them. 
12. Flip the backing so the WS is facing you. Position the fabric so the 1" folded edges overlap the edges on the WS of the backing. Glue the fabric edges in place. 
13. Reassemble the frame.

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