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 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?


ashleymoranyoga said...

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

Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh good idea, cute!

Jessica 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 @ The Goad Abode 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!

Unknown said...

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

Endless opportunities to personalise it too :)


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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!

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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