I’m an earring gal. Therefore, I need a place to artfully and efficiently house all of my earrings, otherwise they end up all over the house. Here’s my earring organization solution:
It’s just an old frame, screen door fabric, a staple gun and some staples.
– Any size/style frame (preferably made out of wood and sturdy)
- Screen door fabric (can be purchased at any hardware store – one massive roll at Home Depot is $10.00)
- Staple Gun
- And of course, a little earring collection:)
1.) Pick a frame. It can be any size and any style. Again, I love these kind of projects because they work for all design styles. I happened to have this old frame laying around the house, and that’s why I chose it. One important thing to note: you will be using a staple gun to adhere the screen door fabric to the frame, so make sure your frame is sturdy enough to stand-up against a staple gun. Wood is obviously your best bet and choose something thick and durable as well.
2.) Measure the opening of your frame and cut out a piece of screen door fabric accordingly. The fabric should be cut one inch larger (on all sides) of the actual frame opening.
3.) Once you have your screen door fabric, stretch tightly across the back of the frame and insert staples into the frame one inch apart. Insert the staples as close to the frame opening as possible, as this will help keep the fabric taut.
4.) The frame can be leaned against a wall or hung as well. To hang your earring holder, it is best to attach small sawtooth hangers to the frame, especially if it’s large and heavy. With that said, I just poked one very, very small hole in the center of my fabric and used a small nail to hang my earring holder. Be super careful if you are using my method, as screen door fabric can rip. Last but not least, add your earrings.
And then your frame should look somewhat like this:
And what about necklaces? Don’t worry, I’ve got love for them too. I’ll be showing you my DIY solution for them later this week. As for my inspiration for these handy earring holder frames, my dear friend Kristen thought them up when we were in college. The first earring holders had chicken wire, instead of screen door fabric. Chicken wire can rust though, so that’s when the screen door fabric came into play. So I guess the above earring holder is version 2.0.