Check Out My Latest Project: A DIY Stud Earring Holder
Make a diy stud earring holder 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?
OR..is your story mostly like mine…you don’t even wear post earrings anymore for whatever reason maybe they’re not hypoallergenic which you need if you’re going to wear them, but your collection is too cute to just throw away..in other words, you want to give them an upcycle makeover.
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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!
DIY Stud Earring Organizer Materials List
Post/stud type earrings present a special challenge….because of their design, what the heck are you supposed to attach them to so they will stay on? Unlike the dangly/wire kind of earring, they can’t stay on a grid or something without falling off (duh!) Well have no fear, because I’m about to spill the beans on some ideas.
You just need to find some material that has a tight weave to it….It can be burlap, it can be wire mesh if it’s got teeny tiny openings (like window screen) and a type that doesn’t have too much slack in it so when it is secured down it should be nice and tight.
Canvas or burlap are two materials that definitely fit the bill here. Another material that would work very well, it’s not fabric but it would work well, is some corkboard.
Guess what I’m using for mine? (Wait for it…) That’s right….I’m using an actual ARTIST CANVAS!!
Suggested materials for the backdrop that you’ll attach the material 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!
How to DIY This Earring Holder
An art canvas – now that’s quite the hack!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.
The only negative I can see, is that my canvas idea may be a tad prohibitive….I understand as I made this to display my collection (I don’t wear these)…The corkboard and tight mesh may suit your needs better.
Assuming you are wanting to use the materials in the list above,and a frame, here’s how to proceed:
First…paint your frame in the color of your choice, if you’ve got an unfinished one and want to make it look a little nicer. Oh, and I just wanted to share my video of this project right quick (Sorry I know it’s a little shaky)
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 a pencil )
Use a sharp trimming tool such as an X-acto knife or a box cutter, to trim around the perimeter of the material.
Get some craft glue and squirt out a ribbon around the edge of the frame on the back…Carefully place your cut material down on the back of the frame.
Let it set up and cure for a few days before you start attaching your earrings to it.
Hang Your New Stud Earring Holder
Now you’re going to need to attach a wire hanger to the back for easy hanging in whatever location you’ve chosen. Need a little assistance with that part? The first few instructions in this post will help with that. You should be all set!
Now you can enjoy your earring collection at easy reach, or just fun display! Hard to believe I once kept all mine in a jewelry box, but they just become one big messy clump. As you know anything that is that small has a big capability to end up getting lost!
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 🙂 Have fun making your own special stud earring organizer and a clutter-free experience keeping your collection in one easy to reach place!