Saturday, January 21, 2012

{DIY Earring Stand}

For the past few months, I've been on the hunt for a stand/organizer for my stud earrings. Last year I shared my DIY jewelry organizer that holds my hanging earrings, as well as my rings and favorite necklaces. But that project didn't solve the storage solution for my stud earrings that I wear fairly often.

Then I came across this idea on Pinterest...




And a crafty lightbulb went off!

The last time we went to IKEA, I purchased this $1 picture frame...


because it was 1. cute and 2. only $1. But since then I hadn't found a spot for it.

Until that little crafty lightbulb went off in my head. So I gathered my supplies which included the frame, my cropodile, and a pen...

This is where I have to apologize for the low quality pics...all I had on hand when this crafty genius moment hit me was my cell phone. :)

The frame came with two pieces of plastic inside, both of which were covered in a thin plastic film. The film made it very easy to mark off the plastic without leaving permanent marks. While the plastic was still in the frame, I traced around the inside of the frame onto the plastic. I then marked off one inch increments onto one side...


I then drew lines across...


And then used my cropodile to punch my holes {I eyeballed them because I'm lazy like that...I know they aren't totally even and I'm OK with that}


The only bummer is that my cropodile wouldn't reach into the center of the frame, but if I want to later on, I could use a small drill bit to make more holes.

And then for the fun part! I put the plastic back into the frame, added my earrings, and voila!


I can't tell you how much I am in love with this little piece of earring holding goodness. And I even have one more set of holes for some yet to be purchased earrings...


So with some Pinterest inspiration, $1 frame, and about 10 minutes, I created the perfect and simple solution to store my earrings. 

Low cost + big impact = my kind of DIY project. :)


Linking up with...

DIY Club

The Southern Institute


Confessions of a Stay At Home Mommy
IHeart Organizing


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11 comments:

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Really cute! And useful :) I have window screen in the garage...I wonder if that would work too. The wheels are turning...and I must buy some new earrings too :)

Mandy said...

great job! i knew i should have picked up one of those frames last summer when i was at IKEA. ;) thanks for sharing!

Holly Lefevre said...

super cute idea - I just bought a crop-o-dile...I must make one!

Tamsyn said...

This is soooo clever, I love it!!

Shirley said...

I have those frames for my young women's group! And I am hoping we have extra so I can do this. :)

Mandy @ This Girl's Life said...

Awesome Shirley! This is a perfect group craft! :)

Sailing with bare feet said...

Love it !!!

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Emily @ 52 Mantels said...

That is the cutest $1/10 minute project EVER! I love how sleek and stylish it is. And, you have quite a collection of beautiful earrings :).

Thanks for linking up!! I so love your projects!

Ingrid@morestylethancash said...

You have no idea of how much I LOVE this! I'm too far away from an IKEA so I'm going to check the thrift stores.

Barbara said...

I really like this! it;s so simple and so effective, the clear panel just let's the focus go on the earrings! great diy, thanks :)
I also made my own diy earring holder, please have a look at:
http://whatscraftdoc.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/party-or-casual-detachable-collars.html

Helena said...

You are so clever! I'm off to Ikea, they're having a sale in Perth.

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