So, I’ll quit rambling and give you the tutorial. To make a a burlap and crystal jewelry organizer, you will need:
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- old frame (save the glass for your plywood measurements but subtract 1/8″ for all sides)
- sandpaper, spray primer, spray paint
- 1/4″ plywood
- burlap (size of plywood plus 2″ on all sides)
- Mod Podge
- crystal knobs (I purchased mine here: Crystal Knobs from Amazon)
- 2 bin pulls
- four 2″ mending brackets, washers, screws (see picture below showing the back of the frame)
- Lightly sand the frame and wipe it off with a tack cloth
- Spray frame with 1 coat of primer, let dry. Then 2 coats of spray paint. Allow to dry.
- Use the glass that you removed from the frame and trace onto the plywood. Cut the plywood 1/8″ less than the tracing to allow room for your fabric.
- Pre-drill holes for your knob and bin pulls. My knobs are spaced 2 1/4″ apart and the second row is staggered between the top row. Make sure you allow room for the frame before you determine where you want the knobs placed!
- You may need to sand any splinters off at this time.
- Coat the front of the plywood with Mod Podge.
- Center your burlap on top and coat with Mod Podge. The reason I used Mod Podge was to protect the fabric from getting snagged from the necklace hooks and because stapling makes the fabric look wonky.
- The burlap will look white-ish, but allow it to dry and it will become transparent. Just make sure you have an even, thin topcoat. You can always add more after it dries.
- Attached the plywood to the frame with mending brackets. I had to add large washers to make up for the depth. See the picture above. The back of the frame looks rough, but no one will ever see it!
- Add your knobs.