Aside from taking photographs, I love anything arts and craftsy! And when I have the time, a simple and quick DIY project is always in the works!
This may be one of the simplest and most effective problem solvers yet. I’m a big fan of embellished and chandelier earrings. And my jewelry box just doesn’t cut it to store them, everything ends up being a big twisted pile. Plus, I have two cats who will play with anything that hangs, so I can’t have them sitting on a tabletop, counter, etc. So this has always been a problem. Then I saw something similar to this online, a DIY earring holder that hangs on the wall, cute and far away from the felines!
So I did a little research and came up with this. Only 2 pieces of material, some scissors and glue, and you get this perfectly framed earring holder!
The materials are simple and fairly inexpensive.
1. An empty frame, whatever you would like of course, I chose a simple black to match the bedroom decor. I went into AC Moore and saw these open back frames for super cheap, I think only $5. This one is 12×16 in size.
2. An aluminum sheet. It took me a while to figure out where to find these, I searched Lowe’s first, they only had super large ones, but Home Depot had a variety to choose from of 1ft x 2ft panels, which is perfect! You can buy them online or in store, I wanted to see it in person to make sure it would work for me. This is the one I bought. You can also use chicken wire, a screen, anything like that. But I was searching for a more decorative backing and was very happy I discovered these.
3. Scissors to cut to size, no problem getting through this material. You can see I just used those regular junk drawer orange ones we all have.
4. And any kind of craft glue that works for woods and metal.
The cat is not necessary, she just likes to assist. And especially enjoys photo bombing.
Here is a close up of the aluminum. This design worked well for me since I mainly wanted it for fishhook earrings. If you want to hang earrings with a back, you will need larger holes or slots.
Since the width was already to size, I only had to make one cut across, I used the design as a guide to easily get a clean cut.
It was just a happy coincidence that the sheet I found was 12inches across, the same size as my frame. But that may be something to consider if you would like to do a larger or smaller size.
I didn’t take a photo of the glue drying, but basically I lined the entire back with the craft glue, placed the sheet in and put a few weights on top to be sure that it dried nice and tight. I let it sit overnight, but a few hours should work just fine. I then hung it next to my big mirror, the perfect place for when I get ready in the morning.
Then just start hanging your earrings and your all done! Functional and pretty, just how I like it.
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