Tuesday, May 22

DIY [displaying the jewels]

Let me preface this by saying that, if you are lucky enough to have real jewels, you probably won't find this viable, interesting, or intelligent. For the rest of us, here's a cheapy cheapy way to show off that costume jewelry!

This is actually a $1 placemat that I got at the Christmas Tree Shops. These stores are EVERYWHERE in New England (since they originated in Cape Cod), and they're always delightfully kitschy- shaped like massive barns, lighthouses, seriously you have to see it to believe it:

Sagamore, MA
Anyway, there are many creative ideas for displaying jewelry. I love the wire netting within a frame, like so:

Or the vintage type-tray re purposed to hold all your baubles, like so:
What other affordable ways can you come up with? Anything with holes can be used, either free-standing (like my placemat, attached to the wall) or stretched within a cheap frame. I'm thinking wire netting, of course, but also lace, thin fabrics, cork...

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