Accessory holder from recycled window

I have known for a while that this is what I would make for my sister for Christmas. I was inspired by this project of Ashley’s. It is very different from my other window project I made for my mom, but some of the same principles applied. Rylie, my sister, loves jewelry and accessories, especially fun costume jewelry. She has everything stashed in boxes and bins though which is not practical or fun. So, I knew this would be a perfect gift for her because she will not only have easy access to her pretties but she can now have them all on display as well!
The process was pretty simple and because I was strapped for time (who isn’t this time of year?!) I did not take pictures as I went.
My mom found this window for me. I love the character of it. All I did was paint in black to fit Rylie’s taste and style. Then Peter broke the glass out of all the panes for me. (He said it was therapeutic after the week he had at work. I’ll give him that one.)
I cut and stapled screen behind two of the panes, perfect for hanging earrings. Then I stapled some fabric behind that to give it some color and pattern. I did not want to go overboard with the colors and patterns because I figured the accessories would add enough of that. I want this to kind of be a frame and the accessories the art.
Next I glued some wire to the back of the panes so she could hang her hair clips and barrettes.
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I also hung some hooks so she can hang necklaces, bracelets or headbands.
I envision this propped up on her dresser or hung on her bedroom wall. I also made her some fun accessories to go with it (not pictured). I really hope she likes it!


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