DIY Jewelry Display with Lulu Frost

Yesterday, I stopped by the Lulu Frost studio for an exciting DIY session with the lovely Lisa Salzer and her crafty team. We had been chatting for weeks about finding creative ways to display and store jewelry – a problem we all seemed to struggle with. So after sorting through Lisa’s wide ranging collection of antique hardware, we were inspired to find a way to show off not only her found treasures but also our favorite Lulu Frost jewels.

You’ll need:

Start by taking a sheet of wood to a lumber yard or hardware store to have cut to fit the inside of the picture frame. Make sure that the wood isn’t thicker than the inside molding. Spray any hardware, screws, and nails with 2 even coats of metallic spray paint.

An optional step is to stain the wood to give it an aged look. Water based wood stain is recommended. Follow the package directions and allow to dry completely.

Screw a metal brace, connecting the wood board to the back of the frame, to the middle of each of the 4 sides. This will secure the the wood board to the frame. Then flip the frame over and layout a selection of hardware. Mark with a pen where any screws or nails should go.

Use a screwdriver or drill to secure all the hardware.

For knobs that have bolts, drill a hole into the wood. Push the knob through the hole.

Tighten from the back with a nut. Trim any protruding bolts and screws with cutters.

Continue adding hardware!

Now the most fun part: adding jewelry!

Doesn’t it look like a work of art? I’m looking forward to making more – the possibilities are endless!

(all jewelry by Lulu Frost; images by HonestlyWTF)

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111 Comments

  1. Mira wrote:

    It looks so cool. I want one and I need one too. Hopefully my skills will be enough 🙂

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    xo

    glamDevils

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  2. Nomadic D wrote:

    Love it! I love the way you used all different kinds of hooks and fittings inside, adds to that vintage charm feeling of the whole thing! I did a variation on this here:

    http://www.nomadicd.com/2011/04/diy-jewelry-frame.html

    but with chains rather than hooks. Similar idea though. Old frames are just sort of asking for this sort of thing, don’t you think?

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  3. Stand Out wrote:

    It’s a wonderful project!

    DIY also on my Blog <3
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  4. I love the vintage feel, awesome job!

    xoxo
    Fashion Agony blog

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  5. I love it!! I am definitely going to do it too!!! Thanks a lot for sharing this 😀

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  6. I love this diy, I’ll do it!!!

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  7. Jaeger wrote:

    Awesome idea, I love the vintage look!

    http://youngandimpressionablee.blogspot.com.au/

    xx

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  8. Veva wrote:

    I will do it!

    it´s great!

    kisses

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  9. rachael wrote:

    this is beautiful! i has started using a picture frame as a jewellery holder but i never got that far. this display is as glitzy and fun as the jewellery it displays, for sure.

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  10. alex wrote:

    Beautiful! I just did something similiar few fays ago, a simpler version though ♥

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  11. Best DIY in ages! Love it!

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  12. EmerJa wrote:

    Amazing idea. It looks so beautiful. 🙂

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  13. käthe wrote:

    fabulous! love, love, love it!

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  14. Natalie wrote:

    obsessed with this!! Def need to try it! http://www.fashionifancy.com

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  15. Rachel wrote:

    Ive been trying to think of what I could make for my jewelry and This is perfect. I need to start collecting my hardware.

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  16. amalie wrote:

    that’s awesome! i really need to organize my jewlery. and add to my collection!
    xx

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  17. brooke wrote:

    this is fabulously crafty! too fabulous for me to do myself, but i love the look of it! i worry about leaving my necklaces hanging–is there any chance for them to tarnish when out in the open?

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  18. Denisa wrote:

    That looks great and I really like that idea. Have a nice day.

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  19. ashleigh wrote:

    This looks soooooo easy! I need something bad. We just moved and I don’t have room for 16 jewelry boxes now!

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  20. Ashley wrote:

    This is a fabulous idea!
    Can’t wait to put together a few to display my jewelry at shows and in boutiques!
    Thanks for the how-to! <3

    ~ Ashley of Pamplepluie

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  21. awesome!!!! and the jewelry is so beautiful…but the idea is genius! xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  22. Chris El wrote:

    Wow, this looks amazing and would look gorgeous in my living room as a conversation starter. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  23. Isa wrote:

    So cool! I love how personalizable it is too.

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com

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  24. This is beautiful! I love the use of door knobs and I think my favorite is the gold key. We were just talking about how to hang jewelry yesterday.and found something that used a vintage ladder to hang necklaces so they don’t get tangled. I thought that was pretty unique and great for the right space!

    http://www.whenwewander.blogspot.com

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  25. Nancy wrote:

    Great idea! Make one to compliment style, colors or type of jewelry you’ll be displaying. Make more than one if you need or want to. I like Chris El’s idea too.

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  26. The KEY holder is my fav!!! I love it!

    And of course, love the DIY, too 😉

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  27. Reptilia wrote:

    Wow, i really like it!! Amazing idea and it´s really nice!

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    xx

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  28. Ambyr wrote:

    This is really cool. I made a similar thing for my sister one year. I really like the key with the hooks, super cute.

    xoxo
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  29. Coosje wrote:

    This is really awesome, I might make one to put in my new room when I move, I think I will!

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  30. Great idea! I need to organize my necklaces and this is great inspiration!

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  31. This is so cool! I really want to try making one!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
    juliettelaura.blogspot.com

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  32. THIS IS SUCH A GREAT IDEA! thank you for sharing, I have been looking for a cool way to display my jewels:)
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  33. Singlala wrote:

    ahhh! love! my necklaces are always tied in triple knots. this is such a simple solution.

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  34. Melissa G wrote:

    I love this. I want to try this.

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  35. Iren wrote:

    Perfectly done!!!

    xoxo Iren
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  36. Sophie wrote:

    Such a fan of lulu frost! great diy! xx

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  37. What a creative idea! I love the contrast between the natural wood and the glittering metals of the jewelry together.

    The Livable Art

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  38. this is such an awesome idea! I love how the details of the jewelry are really showcased in the frame 🙂

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  39. Kelly wrote:

    Oh my goodness, this is beautiful! It looks like it was a ton of work but it came out really well!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  40. Namrata wrote:

    You are a genius! This looks fab. Definitely going to try this out

    N
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  41. style-xyz wrote:

    great post! this jewelry display looks like a work of art! gorgeous! I wish to have one, and of course all these jewelry!!! 😀

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  42. This is so brilliant! Such a super idea! Many thanks Erica!

    Zoe xxx

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  43. Lubna wrote:

    That is so creative! It gives the cork board a run for its money!

    Lubna
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  44. Loveeeeeeeeeee this DIY!!
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  45. LOVE this – NEED this – ON it!

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  46. As a jewellery designer I really adore your cute idea!!!
    You may like to check out my blog or facebook jewellery page 😉

    xo maschalina (maschalina designs)

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  47. Vanessa wrote:

    This is one of the best DIY jewelry holders that I’ve come across! 🙂

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  48. I really love ladies who are creative with DIY!!!
    Check out this lovely lady and her DIY outfit! 🙂 So cool!

    http://www.smilingstyle.com/diy-outfit/

    2.11.13
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  49. Fey wrote:

    Great idea and so trendy! I love it 🙂
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  50. Nella wrote:

    Wow…it looks soooo good, excellent job! I’ve been planning to do something similar, but using different materials, but I just might make it like this, using wood. I fell in love with it! Thanks for the post.

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  51. Cool… love the ideas!!!! 🙂
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  52. Sara wrote:

    LOVE it. I have serious problems to keep my jewelry tidy, but your blog i so inspiring! 🙂
    I invite you to check mine out!

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  53. I am going to use this in my store!

    2.15.13
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  54. Beckie wrote:

    That is UH-MA-ZING! I love the vintage look of the frame. Great job! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  55. GREAT IDEA!!! and looks like loads of fun. i can’t wait to try this !! thank you for sharing =)

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  56. Vvickyvv wrote:

    This is great! Very well explains details.

    Here is what I based on this tutorial
    http://instagr.am/p/Wu3w_UlaAB/

    1. Frame( fle market)-$ 30
    2. Wood (some hardware store)-$15
    3. Stain ($10)
    4. All the cool knobs (hobbylobby@around $5)

    Great project!!! Thanks for posting

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  57. Dawn wrote:

    Love this idea. Also love the site. This is the first time I have visited. I absolutely love the frame idea. Starting to do craft shows and this will make a lovely display! Thank you.

    3.13.13
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  58. LaLa wrote:

    Love this!! I did two similar earlier this year – never thought to use two door knobs to hold a necklace!! Prettyy!!

    http://o0ohlalaa.blogspot.co.uk/

    xo0x LaLa x0ox

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  59. Esther wrote:

    Love this idea!

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    3.19.13
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  60. Shelley wrote:

    Very cool! I think I will make this to display my own jewelry at craft fairs!
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  62. Wow!!
    Thanks for sharing all the DIY projects!! They are beautiful!!

    <3

    Daphne

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  63. shirale68 wrote:

    Wow ! This looks amazing !!
    You have such amazing DIY’s on your blog 🙂
    I really need to try this on my own !

    6.8.13
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  64. So delicate and pretty, what a beautiful collection.

    6.12.13
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    7.1.13
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  66. So, fantastic jewelery displays can be made at home with simple tools. It was great to see the way your presented the whole process.

    8.25.13
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  67. Elisabeth wrote:

    Awesome! I am going to do one also 🙂

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  68. This turned out so good. I particularly like the use of doorknobs. So pretty.

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  69. Nice! Should have seen this when I used to sell at bazaars 🙂

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  70. Very nice collection of jewellery and the pattern of display jewelery is very nice. I like this so much, Thank you so much for sharing this idea.

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