Recently, I've noticed my mom's earrings have all gravitated to my bathroom's medicine cabinet. I thought that she'd wear them more often if she had them out somewhere where she could see them easily. Thus, this idea was born. I looked up several tutorials on how to make an earring holder, and then went to work.
I picked up a cheap frame from the Christmas Tree Shop, and my dad got the screen from the hardware store. I took the glass and backing off the frame, and cut a rectangle of screen, slightly bigger than the size of the frame. Then I stapled! My dad got me my very own electric staple gun as an early Christmas present, so I had lots of fun! I was going to staple the screen into the lip where the glass went, but it was impossible to get the screen as taught as I needed it. Instead, I stapled it to the very back of the frame, making sure it was tight all around.
I'm really pleased with how this turned out. I was a bit worried about using a staple gun for the first time, but it was actually very easy. I might make a few more of these, maybe with some hooks on the sides for necklaces and bracelets, as well.