Wednesday, June 9, 2010

DIY project: Earring holder

I have a gazillon earrings and jewelry pieces (store bought and handmade by me). I believe that the earrings/ necklaces should be hung and not be put away in a drawer. Doing that will distort the earring and you will never know what you have. Now with a earring holder, you can pick and match the earrings to your outfit without the frustration of going through drawers of jewelry (trust me I have been there and done that!). I thought maybe this step by step guide will give you some inspiration to make one your own. You don't have to spend a lot to make this (promise). Use what you have and be innovative. Anyway, here is the guide. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Tools and things needed are :
1) Pen knife
2) All purpose glue
3) Thumb tacks or board pins ( you can also use sewing pins)
4) Chain or wire (I have a roll of chain in my beading stash so that came handy)
5) Decorative fabric or paper ( the ones I am using are scraps of wrapping paper)
6)Ikea soft notice board ( I am sure you can use two layers of think cardboard too)
7) Sewing pins - optional ( To keep the decorative paper in place after glueing)


STEP 1
Align the decorative paper onto the ikea notice board. Cut away the excess paper. I am using sewing pins to keep the paper from curling up.

STEP 2
Squeeze some glue onto the notice board just like so.

Make sure to cover the corners as they might curl up if not glued properly.


STEP 3
Since I didn't have enough deco paper to cover the whole board, I had to use another contrasting colored deco paper to cover the sides.

STEP 4
Use sewing pins to keep the glued paper in place. Allow the glue to dry for 2 hours.

STEP 5
With the pre-cut chains (15cm), use thumb tacks to place them as illustrated. (This is preferred for dangling earrings)

Whoa la....
A home made earring holder YAY!


Place your beautiful earrings and you are ready to hang it either in your wardrobe/closet or your creative corner. Mine will be hanging on the wall where I do my make up and makeup videos!

I hope some of you might find this useful and try it out. 

Till next time, 
Love Love

(PS: I am going to make two more holders as it turned out quite nice and it makes a great backdrop when I make Youtube videos!)

18 comments:

  1. OMG!!! that is soooo cool!! i wanna make one now now now - wondering wear i can hang it tho :( ps u have a gr8 collection of earings!

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  2. Love it. I am going to revamp mine to look like this. I have a canvas that I am using right now.

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  3. i love it! i'm currently using a bamboo sushi mat hung up on the wall to hold my dangly earrings. u're so creative!!!!!

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  4. What a fantastic idea , I really must make one of these :-)

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  5. Super COol! I was just wondering what to do to place all my earrings on! I'm making this, for sure! Thanks a LOT! It's so pretty :D

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  6. LOVE IT! I love DIY and I'll definitely try this out when I can!

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  7. Awesome tutorial! You are a very pretty girl! Wow, Sweden, that must be wonderful! I have Danish heritage and have been dying to travel there. How are the Swedish?

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  8. Thank you for a great tutorial.

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  9. So cute and crafty! Love it! Thanks for linking up at PonyTails&FishScales!!!

    terelauritsen.blogspot.com

    tere

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  10. awh i wish i had all the materials to do this! Looks like fun :) Just thought I'd drop by and see what you were up to girly! I haven't visited your blog in such a long time, Hope all is well with you!

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  11. This is so neat, thanks for sharing!

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  12. I love this idea. I currently have a jewelry organizer that hangs on the back of my bathroon door. However, it's overflowing and I would love to add a piece like this to my bathroom wall as decor. Very creative!!!

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  13. Lovely work! Lovely blog! =)

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  14. m so excited to see this tutorial... i saw ur earring stand on Youtube and made one for me ... but this chain idea is superb... thnx for sharing ..

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  15. Uma, as I said I would, I made one of these last night and I will be posting it to my blog soon to show. Mine is a little different so check it out when I post it. Thanks for posting this idea. I can hardly wait to get all my earrings on mine :)

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