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lilpunko2
« on: June 16, 2009 10:21:33 PM »



I was in desperate need of an earring holder. So I searched the internets far and wide for an earring holder that I liked. I found a lot, that were made of picture frames and mesh. But they weren't quite what I was looking for, I'm lazy and it seemed waaay too complicated for me! haha :] I came up with a way of making a great looking earring holder in 4 simple steps! And its relatively cheap as well.

This is what I had before, as you can see, it doesn't hold very many earrings.


Things you'll need:

-1 box of popsicle sticks. I got mine at Michaels, 1000 sticks for $3.99. But of course you won't be needing 1000. The 100 pack will be more than enough.

-Glue. Tacky glue should work perfectly for your purposes. 1 bottle for $1.99 @ Michaels. I used a glue gun because it dried fast. You could buy one of those too, its pretty cheap, like $2.99 for the gun and $2 for the glue sticks.

Optional:

-Paint. Choose colors that you like!
-Glitter.
-Sequins.
-Buttons. Feathers. Whatever.
-Anything you want to add to decorate.

Once you've got all the items necessary, you are ready to start!

First, paint your popsicle sticks whatever color you like and let it dry. Make sure you put something underneath the popsicle sticks so that the paint doesn't get everywhere. I did it on top of my to do list.



Next, glue your popsicle sticks together. You can space them however you like. I did mine like a wine rack.



After the glue dries, you are basically done, but if you would like to add glitter or sequins or whatever, you can.





And to finish it all off, put the jewelry on! and voila! All done!



Great thing about this is that you can make it as big as you like. And if you find that over the years, you need more space, simply add more sticks! Additionally, it not only holds earrings, it also can hold necklaces and bracelets of all sizes!
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2009 10:47:23 PM »

Cute idea and I love the colors.  Smiley  This would be a great way to display earrings in a store because it really catches your eye.  Nice work!
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2009 11:39:23 PM »

Cute!
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009 10:10:27 AM »

this is cool Smiley i might do this sometime
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2009 11:56:34 AM »

I love this! so simple yet so eye-catching!
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2009 12:42:17 AM »

Very cool! Can you make one for necklaces, too??
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2009 11:52:31 AM »

I absolutely LOVE that!!!
What a great idea!!!
Love the colors too...
(my boys would love to get in there and make that too!)
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2009 01:16:21 AM »

Hi lilpunko

Thanks for the great idea i always having a trouble in finding my earrings when i am going some were. It is a very good idea to keep them safe.

Thank you...........

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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2009 01:44:45 PM »

Wow! Now I have a use for all my popsicle sticks from over the years.
Great idea!
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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2009 07:54:49 AM »

great idea Smiley i love the colours
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