How to Use Leftover Window Screening

September 14, 2011 in Crafts - 11 Comments
Our screen door leading to the backyard was punched through a few too many times thanks to our littles.
I finally got around to replacing it. When I was finished, there was about a foot of leftover window screening.
I decided that my summer long crafting hiatus had come to an end, so I repurposed the extra screening into an earring holder. I also solved the issue of having to dig through my overflowing jewelry box from 7th grade to find each earring’s match. Win, win.

If your earrings are scattered all throughout the house like mine were, here is an easy tutorial on how to make this earring holder.
You’ll need:
  • Window screening (it comes on a roll in the windows section at your local hardware store). 
  • A picture frame. I used oval but you could use any shape.
  • A hot glue gun or staple gun.
Take the glass out of the picture frame. Use the glass as a pattern to cut the shape out of your window screening. Hot glue the screening onto the back of the frame (You may want to use a pencil eraser to push it it place so you don’t burn your fingers on the glue that comes through the screening – I learned that one the hard way). You could use a staple gun as well if the wood in your frame is thicker. Hang your earrings and you are done!
I keep my earring holder resting on the counter in the bathroom, but it would look awesome hanging on the wall as well.


  • Stephanie September 15, 2011 at 3:28 am

    I LOVE this idea! Cute AND helpful. I have the same problem with my earrings. I need more details though. Is that a picture frame around it? And do you have it hanging on a wall, or sitting on your dresser? I didn't recognize the background behind it.

  • Lindsey September 15, 2011 at 4:36 am

    Yes, it's an empty picture frame. I hot glued the screening along the inside rim. It is pictured against some fabric, but I have it leaning up against the corner of my bathroom counter so I can see my choices all the time. It could be hung on the wall as well.

  • Anna September 15, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    So cute! You are so creative.

  • BreAna September 15, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    turned out GREAT!

  • Sarah September 15, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    such a smart idea. Whet did you get the screen?

  • Roselle Cee Tee September 15, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    This is a very good idea. My earrings are scattered all over the house. Will definitely do this project have my earrings organized.

  • Miller Family September 15, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Oh! Love it

  • Lindsey September 15, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    The screening comes in a roll at Home Depot or Lowe's in the windows section. I got the frame at JoAnn's – probably a year or so ago on clearance.

  • Kelly Jean September 15, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    How creative & modern! Love it! Well done.

  • Unknown September 16, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Lindsey, I love how resourceful you are! What a brilliant idea. You could sell something like that at a craft fair/show. I know I would totally want to buy it. -Tricia

  • Amber September 16, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    this is so cute!!!

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