Young and Crafty Sisters: Earring Holder

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Earring Holder

Since we aren't quite finished with the kitchen I'm going to throw in a super easy project.  Hopefully I can post pictures soon of the completed kitchen with the finished window and plate covers back up.
All I need to do now is get off my lazy bum and do it :)

So I have always had a problem with how to store my earrings.  I had one of those cheap metal earring holders that I got from Clarie's when I was about 13.  You know the ones.  Mine had a monkey on it and it was very small and definitely didn't match my home decor.  I wish I would have taken a picture before I threw it away but I didn't.  I've seen several different types of earring frame holders floating around blog land so this is not an original idea. One of the first ones that I spotted was where someone used this mesh sculpting wire from Michael's.  I found 2 cheap frames from Goodwill and decided I would give it a test run.  Here are the two that I made.

Well I think they both turned out pretty stinkin' cute if you ask me! The only problem is they are small and they don't match my bathroom decor even a smidgen. So now I have two cute earring holders just hanging out in my craft room because I never intend to use them. But they are CUTE! (And would be perfect for a little girl!)

I figured, hey you did a pretty good job on those so why not try a bigger frame.  I did and it was awful.  The mesh works great for small frames but you can see every single crease where it was folded when you use a bigger frame. The wire mesh was also bowing out of the front of the frame. AWFUL I tell ya. Now I was back to square one yet again.

So when I found this great idea on UCreate a few months ago I jumped at the chance!  It was made with lace.  DUH lace has tons of holes in it and it doesn't show any creases! So here is try #2...

Practical and Functional, exactly what I needed.  Not to mention that I adore how it turned out!  This project was super simple to make.  Go to Goodwill and find a cheap frame (make sure it is wood) and paint it any color of your choosing.  I was planning on stapling my lace to the back of the frame but my staple gun wouldn't fit in the groove where the glass goes.  When a staple gun fails you, hot glue comes to the rescue!  I hot glued in the groove and around the frame to make sure it would holdup.  I then made a lace rosette for the corner. Umm FYI, lace rosettes are a TON harder to make then with regular ole fabric. I added a cutie button to the flower just because I have an obsession with buttons.  They are also very special because they were passed down from my great-grandmother.  The reason I said to get a wood frame is because if you want to put hooks on the bottom for hoop earrings or necklaces, you will need to screw or nail them into the wood.

This project cost maybe a total of $5.00 if that.

The only thing I need now is... MORE EARRINGS!!

Hope you enjoyed,