DIY Earring Display Frame

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.

Source List:

  – 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

 - Staples

 - 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:

earring holder after


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.

9 thoughts on “DIY Earring Display Frame

  1. Kim Paiement Said:

    I still have the ones that I made hanging up in my apartment :)

    1. kirsten Said:

      A testament to how fabulous the frames are:)!

  2. Derek Said:

    I really love everything about this.

  3. Jon Said:

    Nice Website Kirsten

  4. Pingback: Earring Holder DIY

  5. Cyrkle Said:

    I LOVE THIS!!! Thanks for the instructions too! I am totally doing this for my MASSIVE jewelry collection. Jewelry boxes just aren’t cutting it anymore! totally Awesome idea!

  6. Pingback: DIY Picture Frame Earring Holders | an unprocessed life

  7. Pingback: C'est la vie » Blog Archive » 7 idéias D.I.Y. para Organizar Bijuterias

  8. Maria Said:

    I love this idea.. I’m going to make this as gifts! I love DIY projects that are not hard to do. Thanks so much :)


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>