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DIY Accessory Frames

DIY Accessory Frames

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I am so excited to share these Accessory Frames with you all!  Plaid recently sent me a box full of Plaid products as inspiration to make a project (so awesome!).

I instantly thought of making some accessory holders for my 3 girls’ plethora of hair and jewelry items.  All the supplies I used can be found at Walmart.  Have you been to the craft department at Walmart recently?  I was pleasantly surprised when I visited the Plaid section of the craft department while looking for my supplies… there was so much to choose from at a great price!  Anytime I go to Walmart now I know I will be spending a large amount of time looking at all the craft supplies! 😉

Since I was looking for something to hold the girls’ accessories I went over to look at the frames that they had.  I searched for ones that I thought would be perfect and ended up buying the 3 frames in the picture!   I am sure that it looked kind of funny to have these all out on the floor, but I had to figure out which sizes that I needed!

Here are the supplies that you will need to create your own:

Mod Podge

Folk Art Acrylic Paint in colors of your choice to paint the frame

Scrap book paper

Plaid Paint brushes for paint application

Plaid Foam Applicator Set

Paint Primer (spray or brush on)

Cup Hooks

1- 13 opening collage frame (18.5 inches by 8.5 inches)  from Walmart

1- 5 opening Collage Frame (this is the long one) from Walmart

1- 8×8 inch shadow box frame from Walmart

staple gun or really strong permanent glue like super glue

Ribbed Shelf Liner- non adhesive (the kind with holes in it)

Directions for the Accessory Frames:

First remove the paper mats and glass from the frames.  The bigger one you might have to hammer out- please be careful when doing this.  I covered the frame with plastic then (with gloved hands) I hammered out the glass right inside the trashcan.  This seemed to work well.    The next thing that you will do is prime the frames so they will be ready to paint.  If these were white frames I wouldn’t have needed this step, but with the black I used a white primer.

  I painted my frames with the Folk Art color “Calypso Sky” from Plaid.  The paint was so smooth and easy to apply.  I just LOVE this color.  It is so bright and cheerful which is perfect for my girls!   I only used one coat and applied a little more once it dried to any of the areas that needed a little extra paint.

The next step is applying the scrapbook paper to the backing of the frame (the inside- the part that will show in the front).  I brushed a thin coat of Mod Podge to the inside of each frame backing.  Then I placed scrapbook paper on top of the Mod Podge.  The littlest frame only needed 1 piece of paper, but the larger one needed 3!   
Once the Mod Podge was completely dry I brushed on another coat of Mod Podge to the top of the scrapbook paper.  Then that part was done!

The next part was to make strips of shelf liner to hold the bows and earrings.  I knew that shelf liner would be perfect because the bows would not slip off (like with ribbon) and the earrings could fit perfectly into the little holes!   I cut the liner into strips that were about 1 inch wide and the length of the frames that I was using.  I used 3 strips for the 8×8 shadow box frame and 3 strips for the long frame.  
To give the shelf liner a different look I painted each strip with the Folk Art paint in “Parisian Pink”.  This was another bright and fun color!   One thing that I found especially helpful was the foam applicator set.

You just twist the roller right onto the paint bottle and squeeze the paint through…
Then just roll the paint on.  So easy!!!  This worked perfectly.  

Once the strips are dry then you will need to super glue or staple them using a staple gun to the inside of the frames.  I liked using the staple gun, but make sure that your staples are not too long or they will go through the frame!  For the necklace holder I used cup hooks and just screwed them on.  They will go through the back of the frame, but this wasn’t a problem since the glass and pictures were not on the frame.  (there was enough space in the back to compensate).

 Then just assemble the frames together again and place on your wall.  Isn’t it pretty?  I just love how it turned out!

I was so happy that all their bows fit onto the frame because they have so many!    One of my favorite things is the earring holder.  The painted shelf liner worked out great to hold even the tiniest of earrings!

I like how all the frames are functional and beautiful!  So how did the girls like it?

They loved it!  They looked through all of their accessories as if they were brand new!   It is great that they can see everything at once.  No digging around for loose hair bows or jewelry.

To see those smiling faces is all this momma needs in a day! 🙂
To find out more about the awesome Plaid products that I used for this project… go visit these sites!
“I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts and Blueprint Social. All the opinions in this post are my own.”

Here are some other fun projects too:

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tracey

Monday 30th of June 2014

Approximately what is the cost? I'm searching walmart and frames are coming up at $29.99 each?

Sarah Coller

Monday 28th of January 2013

Cute project! (Cute blue nails, too! :)

Erica

Friday 26th of October 2012

How cute! This is such a great idea and not to mention it's on the wall, which I like even more :)

Vanessa

Friday 8th of June 2012

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I didn't realize this was your blog until the end of the post because I was just so in awe of how beautiful these are! LOL! Great job!

Mod Podge Amy

Thursday 7th of June 2012

Those are so bold and wonderful! Love the colors. You are brilliant!

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