Check Out My Latest Project: A DIY Stud Earring Display Piece!
Make a diy stud earring display piece and get those little buggers together! If you’ve got a lot of little bitty post earrings you know as well as I do how frustrating it can be to find just the pair you want when you’re getting ready in the morning.
Or maybe you are just fed up with them and their respective mates getting separated easily?
Well, now we can stop the madness…
We’re going to discuss how to create a very special space for them all and make them easy to find when you want a specific pair and we’re going to do better than that – we’re going to make it pretty too![toc]
DIY Stud Earring Organizer Materials List
Suggested materials to attach your earrings to:
- Wire mesh – Window screen has teeny tiny holes making it perfect for this.
- Plastic needlepoint mesh
- Piece of burlap
- Canvas by the yard
You want to choose a type of material that doesn’t have too much slack in it so when it is secured down it should be nice and tight. Therefore it is best to go with a thicker type of fabric like canvas or burlap; The needlepoint or wire mesh already being stiff by virtue of its makeup will hold together well too.
Suggested materials for the backdrop that you’ll attach the wire/mesh to:
- A nice, attractive picture frame, it can be one you own or an unfinished pre-formed frame. It can be any size you want, depending on how many earrings you need to get together.
- Another cool idea is one of those round embroidery hoops. I’ve never used one but it would work great for this!
Method To Use
I put together this diy stud earring organizer all on my own -using a most unlikely platform -an artists’ canvas! Yep, that’s right, just like the ones I paint on. Think canvases are just for painting? Think again!
I didn’t have to do any pre-drilling of holes or anything – the earrings just pushed right on through. Canvases are strong but don’t think they are invincible:)
Feel free to steal this one! A small canvas about 11 by 14 or so is all you need, paint and bling it up to your liking.
Assuming you are wanting to use the materials in the list above, here’s how to proceed:
First…paint your frame as you like, if you’re going for a natural unfinished one.
Lay the mesh materials on the back of the frame of choice to determine where to trim it to shape. You may want to mark the perimeter with an instrument like a marker.
Use good quality crafting scissors to trim around the perimeter.
Use a good type of glue (doesn’t have to be waterproof but should be crafters’ quality) to attach the wire piece to the back of the frame.(Optional) Or you could use a staple gun, whichever you prefer, instead of glue
Let it set up and cure for a few days before using it (if you used glue)
Attach a wire hanger to the back for easy mounting -the first few instructions in this post will help with this part. You should be all set!
I was like you once, I’d put all mine in a jewelry box, but then the problem is that little bitty stud post earrings in a box just become one big messy clump. As you know anything that is that small has a big capability to end up getting lost…Nice to know that can be a thing of the past now yes?
I don’t mean to toot my own horn but I love my canvas idea if I do say so myself…it just came out of nowhere one day 🙂 Everyone’s idea of what will make for a unique diy stud earring display will vary according to personal taste, but I did want to provide the nuts and bolts of putting it together.
Do you have any additional ideas on what would look really great at displaying little stud post earrings well? Please drop a note in the comments 🙂