Perfect for hanging and storing studs and dangle earrings because the frame is hinged. You can easily access the backs!

I wanted something simple yet pretty that could easily hold earrings and necklaces. This project takes about an hour, and can be customized in dozens of ways. The way I've done it is very basic.

Plus, you might just have all the materials around your house! Hooray!

(And thanks to Jace for taking pretty late night finished product pictures for me!)

Step 1: What you need:

  • a large piece of cardboard, single ply
  • a utility knife with a new blade
  • a quilting ruler or something similar
  • a cutting mat or a thicker piece of cardboard to cut on
  • some scrap cotton fabric - I used an unbleached muslin
  • a pen for marking
  • scissors for cutting fabric
  • Fabri-tac glue or something similar - anything that dries fast and can bond paper and fabric!

OPTIONAL: paint or decoupage supplies to finish the frame! I used spray paint because I had some left over from previous projects. :D
What a great instructable! Would cereal box cardboard work for this? Or would it be too flimsy?
Hey! This frame looks really awesome, I want to make one to help keep my dorm room less cluttered next year, lol. However, I don't wear earrings--I had my ears pierced as a kid but I haven't actually worn them in several years--and I would just be using this to hang earrings and necklaces. <br> <br>I figure that the purpose of the hinge is just to be able to secure earrings to the frame by pinning them in the back. Do you think this would work as a simplified version, without the hinge, and maybe just putting push pins in the board to hang bracelets off of? Push pins probably aren't the best thing to use, but, something along those lines?
This is a great idea, but to small for me. I was thinking about putting the hinges all around so I can fit my bracelets on it. If I were to do this do you think there would be any problems with it being able to hold the weight or the bracelets being able to fit?
As long as the cardboard you use is strong and you take the size of the bracelets into consideration, you should be fine!<br><br>Just make sure your notches are deep enough to hold thick bracelets, and that the notches and spaced far enough apart, probably 2-3 inches, so the bracelets don't hang on one another. :)
srry this sounds stupid but could we use a normal ruler instead of a quilting ruler??
Yep, definitely. I just prefer quilting rulers! :)
i love this. very original
Cool! Maybe you can make it to one of those duct tape croups by making a duct tape border... That would make it look real cool!
A while back, we featured your books-as-headboard idea on Nook, and we've just posted this one on our sister site, Opaline. Great work, once again.... we like the way you think!<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.opaline-sucasa.com/2009/09/hanging-cardboard-jewelry-frame.html">http://www.opaline-sucasa.com/2009/09/hanging-cardboard-jewelry-frame.html</a><br/>
Thanks so much for featuring it there! :D
Including triangles for hanging necklaces and bracelets is a great idea, nicely done!
Thank you! :D
Very nice, Jessy. I have learned something, and I am the cardboard man! I like to make frames from cardboard, so thanks for your instructable. Good work, as usual. Cman
Aww, thanks! :D
Hi,<br/><br/>your idea with the hinge is smart! The outcome's lovely, too!<br/><br/>I was thinking, if you have some styropor foam (from packaging) and glued it to the back of this..you could insert pushpins on the 'frame' itself as well - space for more earrings &amp; rings &amp; bracelets!<br/><br/>I have stg similar but I wanna make another one from scratch to document the steps with pics for an instructable. And the first thing I thought was &quot;need-more-earrings&quot; =)<br/><br/>See you!<br/><br/>Eda<br/>
The foam is a good idea! If I end up making more I think I'll try that! :D
nice job Jessy! I have done mine in 5 hours :)
Ah! Yours turned out really pretty! :D
That's a great idea to have it hinged!
Thanks! I had never seen one like this, but I think it works really well. :)
I bet it works a lot better than having to take it off the wall every time you want to change your earrings!
Cute!! I need something to organize my earrings! They are just one jumbled mess right now!
Thanks! Mine were a mess too, and in about five different places. I hope having these in the bedroom on the way to my side of the bed will keep me a little more organized. :P

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