Vintage necklace frame

Vintage necklace frameOne of my favorite craft projects to make is and always has been a frame. Something about a flat wood surface being easy to decorate, I guess. Every time I decorate a frame I get a different idea – something else I want to try. This time I went vintage/antique-y looking, and used a necklace bottom as the main decor component. I’m happy with how it turned out and there’s something so exciting about this frame. The necklace bottom is interchangeable, so you can customize the look of your frame with ease. Here’s how I did it.

Gather These Supplies

  • Wood Frame with 5 x 7 opening
  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Metallic Antique Copper, Metallic Pearl White, Wicker White
  • Mod Podge Super Gloss
  • Stencil tape
  • Blue ribbon, 2″ wide, 14″ long
  • Vintage necklace strand
  • Two small nails and a hammer
  • Double stick tape
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Paintbrush
  1. Basecoat the frame with a few coats of Wicker White and let dry.
  2. Paint the frame with Metallic Pearl White. This includes the back. Give it several coats and then let it dry overnight.
  3. Lay the ribbon out on your frame (I just centered it with my eyeballs) and use pencil marks to indicate where it will be. Then use the stencil tape to create a 1″ strip on either side of where the ribbon will lay. Mark that with the pencil and ruler and remove the ribbon.
  4. Tape your stripes and paint with the Metallic Antique Copper (several coats). Peel up the tape while the stripes are still wet and then let them dry.
  5. Coat the entire frame with Mod Podge Super Gloss. This will give it a very thick, clear finish.
  6. Use the double stick tape (very strong double stick tape) to adhere the ribbon to the frame between the two copper stripes. Trim the ribbon and glue to the back on the top and bottom. Note: I used double stick tape on the front to keep the ribbon in place because craft glue seeps through thin ribbon like this and you can see it. I didn’t want that.
  7. Turn the frame over and tap in two nails with a hammer toward the top. You’ll want to make sure that you measure first so that your necklace hangs at the right length. Be careful not to tap through the frame.
  8. Enjoy your frame, and change out the necklace bottom at your leisure.

I’m quite pleased with how my frame turned out and I love that the necklace bottom is interchangeable. This particular vintage necklace bottom is from the {styled} by Tori Spelling Glam line. I love the pieces that come in this line and how easy it is to make simple jewelry with it. Not only that, but it’s so pretty in home decor items as well.

I’m not the only one that has made home decor items with my jewelry.

Heather from Dollar Store Crafts made these glam votive candle holders.

Beckie from Infarrantly Creative used a brooch as a furniture knob.

Jen from Tatertots and Jello decorated some jars for her beachy mantle.

How would you incorporate jewelry intro your home decor?

{styled} by Tori Spelling can be found at Jo-Anns and Michaels, and you can also follow the action on FacebookTwitter and Google Plus.


  1. Nathalie says

    I love this idea and the while concept with the photo! Just came over from Somewhat Simple and looking around your great blog!

  2. Back for Seconds says

    I am in love with this idea! What a great site you have here! Stopping by from somewhat Simple :)