My 17 year old daughter wanted something to hang all her earrings on. I told myself I would make this for her for Christmas....but it didn't happen.
I felt really bad about it. The other day she was bored, so I got out all the supplies and SHE (with my help) made this! I think she did such a fantastic job! We got the idea from here. She posts a nice tutorial.
We made a few mistakes I have to tell you about. First, my daughter painted the frame. I told her she should do 2-3 coats. Then I offered to sand it for her, giving it the distressed look. The paint just peeled off! I should have sanded the frame before she painted it. DUH!
I offered to paint it for her (the second time). I sanded it, then painted it with 2 coats. Perfect! Then, I put the glued the burlap on the frame backing with spray adhesive. That was a sticky mess! It wasn't anything I couldn't handle:)
She did the rest. I am impressed how well she stenciled the "N" and the flowers. For the "N," I cut it out with my Cricut using cardstock. We taped the letter onto the burlap. It worked great!
The flower stencils were Martha Stewart and she picked out exactly what she wanted and it turned out fabulous!
She was so excited about this! Now she can take it with her off to college. She loves having her earrings right there where she can see each of them and not have to dig deep in a jewelry box to find the pair she needs!