Monday, March 12, 2012

organize your earrings {a DIY project}

I don't know about you, but lately I've felt the urge to clean out my closets & drawers.
Our church is having it's annual yard sale at the end of the month,
so it's good motivation to donate things I no longer need.
Spring cleaning time, I suppose!

Giving things away also inspires me to organize the things I keep.
I really like to be organized, but realistically? Nothing stays neat for long.

an example...my earrings.
{obviously you can see why this situation is not ideal...those earrings never stay matched up!}

Sooo, I finally made a fun little stand to keep all my earrings organized.
{a little disclaimer :: I'm sure there are a billion tutorials for this kind of thing
all over the internet, but I wanted to share my own & what I like about it.}

but I wanted mine to be able to stand up on its own...
I used a Floatframe I picked up at Michael's.
These come with a metal stand that pops into the base of the frame,
so it doesn't interfere with the empty space where you'll put your earrings.
{I used a coupon to get mine, so it wasn't very expensive.}
You'll also need some plastic canvas with small holes
(should be near the embroidery section),
a sharpie, scissors & a hot glue gun.

Open up your frame & remove the glass.
Use the glass as a template to trace & cut
a piece of plastic canvas to the appropriate size.
Use the hot glue gun around the edges of the inside of the frame
& then carefully press the plastic canvas into place.
Be careful not to burn yourself! You could use a spoon or fork to
press it in so the hot glue doesn't get on your fingers.
{no pictures of this step; I was too busy trying to
get the canvas in before the glue dried!}

Re-assemble your frame pieces,
attach your earrings any way you'd like,
and there you go!
This is a much better solution than dumping them onto a dish. ;) 
& it cost less than $10 & took only a few minutes to put together!

Hoping this little project inspires you today...
what is your favorite way to organize your jewelry?

17 comments:

mistergandme said...

I've never seen the embroidery mesh before! Very creative !!! :)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh good idea, cute!

Domesticated-Bliss said...

Great project! All my jewelry is a helter skelter mess in a drawer :( Maybe I'll work on a solution now - thanks for the inspiration!

Beth @ dot...in the city said...

love it! I love the feeling of having jewelry organized and easy to find rather than tangled- oy!
Love your earring display, I have one similar with chicken wire, so the studs don't fit.

Rose said...

the EMBROIDERY section! I've been wondering where those little screens came from! I had a three-week mind blank. Thanks for ending it!

Sandy a la Mode said...

what a great idea for a holder! love it!

Katie said...

that turned out awesome!! i just got a jewelry tree for christmas and i love it. i need to make that for my earrings!

life/style/flash. said...

This is my favourite kind of DIY - simple, cheap, and with a really useful end-product!

Endless opportunities to personalise it too :)

Thanks!

[ life/style/flash. blog ]

Megan said...

Cute! Love how it turned out. Seems easy, too! Love those mustard earrings you have on there :)

Mandy Estes said...

I love this. I definitely need to do something like this with my jewelry. Currently it's in a box and gets all tangly. :/ Adding this DIY to my list!
mandy

two birds said...

what a cute idea! if only i didn't have so many earrings! i love your whole vignette of jewelry organization!

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