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Jewelry Box

This freestanding earring holder is a fun and practical dresser-top organizer that your child can make with just a few materials and a little assistance from you.

What you’ll need

  • Freestanding box-style picture frame (the kind with removable glass panes, available at discount and craft stores for around $10; we found our frame, made by Umbra, at Target)
  • Acrylic paints
  • Glue
  • Fake jewels, fabric, or silk flowers (optional)
  • Pencil
  • Sheet of plastic mesh canvas
  • Scissors

How to make it

  • First help your child remove the glass from a freestanding box-style picture frame. If she likes, she can coat the frame with acrylic paints and glue on fake jewels, fabric, or silk flowers once it is dry.

  • Jewelry Box - Step 1

    Trace one of the picture frame’s glass panes onto the plastic mesh canvas, then cut the plastic to fit. Slide the mesh sheet back into the frame and replace the frame’s top if it has one.

  • To use the holder, simply hook earrings through the holes, attaching earring backings at the rear of the frame.