Thursday, 27 December 2012

DIY Rustic Jewellery Hanger

So, I have been seeing these around  pinterest a lot lately...


...and with needing good display ideas for The Corner Store, I decided to give it a go!

You will need:

  • Large wooden frame
  • Chicken wire (I used 5mm bird cage wire, available from the hardware store)
  • Sandpaper
  • Spray primer (or cheap white spray paint)
  • Your choice of colour spray paint
  • Staple gun
  • Pliers
  • Sexy male helper *optional but highly recommended*


How to:

1. Remove the middle of the frame (glass, backing and picture if any) and sand back any varnish or paint.

2. Wipe your frame over with a clean, dry cloth to remove dust from sanding. Give it a coat of spray primer (or white paint) and leave to dry for one hour.

3. Once dry, paint your frame with the colour spray paint you chose (I did mine sky blue), then leave it to dry (again) for one hour.

4. Give your frame another coat of paint if needed, letting it dry once again, then use some soft-ish sandpaper to lightly rub back paint for a rustic or shabby chic look. How much you sand it back, or whether you do at all, is entirely up to you.

5. Once you have reached the desired effect with your frame, turn it over and place your chicken wire over the back. Put a brick on one side to stop it rolling up if you have to and hold the other over the edge of your frame, using it as a guide to cut chicken wire to fit the back. I'm too unco to hold the wire flat and cut it at the same time, so this is where having a sexy male helper comes in handy. I used this one:

6. Use the staple gun to attach the chicken wire to the back of your frame. Trim off excess wire and use pliers to bend back sharp bits and then you are done!

I know its not the easiest or quickest DIY project (or the safest either, for that matter. I cut myself on a piece of glass and stabbed myself numerous times with sharp wire) but I think it is well worth it! I love my frames. I'm going to donate one to the shop, keep one to use as a message/inspiration board in my sewing room/office and I may sell the rest (if anyone wants them!).

Ahh - bright, rustic DIY goodness!


  1. well done you clever girl,love it.xx

  2. Such a clever idea....I love finding completely different use for something. I really like the colour you chose too. Sorry for the delay in my post, it's all been a bit full on this week, but it will come soon! Xx

    1. Thanks :)
      Don't worry about it, there is no rush :) thanks again for doing it for me :) Xx

  3. That is really cute. Great tutorial! Makes it look so easy. Pinning this!

    1. Thanks Lizzi! You need a bit of elbow grease to get this done but if you enjoy DIY and refurbishing then the end results will be worth it!

  4. What a great idea! Thanks so much for linking up to the Craft Yourself Crazy link party! Definitely pinning this idea!


  5. Please share your projects at each and every week and check out what other creative divas are up to.

  6. Ooooh, I love your version.
    Robins egg blue always steals my heart.

    I came over from the totally awesome blog hop, by the way.