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Picture of Earring Holder (made from cardboard)
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Need a place for your abundance of earrings? With this easy instructable, you can make a customizable earring holder with additional hooks for bracelets and necklaces! You don't need to be a carpenter with wood skills for this one. The supplies are simple, so anyone can make it! Command hooks are readily available at Target or online. The main ingredient is cardboard, and hey, you can use that cardboard box the hooks and duct tape came in in the mail! Dig right into this fun tutorial and get started!

Materials:
  • Cardboard--Unfold a sturdy box and get your cardboard from it!
  • Duct Tape--Natural colors provide subtle accents to your room.
  • Command Hooks--The number depends on how you want to customize your earring holder.
  • Muslin fabric
  • String or wire for hanging
  • X-acto knife
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Cutting mat
  • Scissors
 
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Step 1: The Frame

Picture of The Frame
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Find some cardboard! I found a sturdy cardboard box, used my X-acto knife to cut it into one long segment, and used a section of it. Measure out of your cardboard a 2-inch border all around. Draw a rectangle inside your rectangle of cardboard. Use your X-acto knife to cut it out, leaving you with a frame very familiar to that of a picture.

Step 2: The Fabric

Picture of The Fabric
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Next, lay out your muslin fabric flat on your cutting board. Place your frame on top of the fabric, and trace with a pencil along the inside of the rectangular opening. Cut your fabric, leaving a few inches around the rectangle you drew.

Step 3: Duct tape time!

Break out your favorite color of duct tape, and duct tape around the frame! Rip a segment, wrap it around the cardboard, and try to keep all of the ends of the tape on the back of the cardboard frame. Then, stretch your muslin fabric out on the back of the frame and duct tape around the edges to keep it in place.
crazylam1511 months ago
great idea!