I have a lot of earrings I can't find. I tend to take them off, usually leaving them wherever I am and then forgetting about them. So a lot of my earrings either go missing completely or a pair is broken up. I decided to make an earring holder that not only lets me see all the earrings I have, but also allows me to display them in a fun way and gives them a dedicated home. This not only benefits me, but also my husband, who is usually the one finding and moving my disorganized jewelry :-D
This project was made from materials I already had around the house. If you don't include paint drying time, it only takes about 5 minutes to make these earring holders.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
Step 2: Paint
If you are using an unfinished frame like I did, you can just go ahead and paint it. The pink I used is a Martha Stewart gloss that I found on sale a while back, the purple is a satin craft paint. Both dried shiny, but could use a a layer of Mod Podge or something to make it smooth.
I gave each frame about 2 coats and let it dry.
If you are using a finished frame then either sanding or a layer of primer (such as Mod Podge, gesso etc.) will make the frame paintable.
Step 3: Wire
While the paint tried, I measured and cut the chicken wire. The wire came from a gardening project we did at school last summer. We had a lot leftover that I wasn't counting on, so it's been sitting in my closet ever since. I left my heavy duty wire cutters at school, so I used an old pair of jewelry wire cutters to cut my squares.
I used a staple gun to secure the wire to the frame and then trimmed the excess with the wire cutters.
Step 4: Hang and Go!
These frames can be hung or propped on a table. With the purple frame, I painted the original backing black and then secured it to the back of the frame for a different look.