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Topic: Space-efficient earring holder made from stuff around the house!  (Read 8381 times)
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« on: February 15, 2009 01:18:51 PM »

I think I have this in the right category!  It doesn't seem to fit elsewhere.

I've had dozens of earrings just lying around the house, falling under the night table, getting knocked to the floor by the cat, never together in a pair, etc.  I have a tiny apartment and am very pressed for flat surfaces upon which to store things, so instead of getting a jewelry box, I wanted some kind of holder that would hang on the wall.  I decided to make something myself out of things I had lying around.

I took a bit of hardwood left over from a carpentry project, sawed it up into pieces and put together a rough, not-too-particular frame using some wood glue.  I then painted the frame the same green as my bedroom wall ("Shakespeare" from Glidden, in case you're wondering... someone always asks!) to make it blend in.  Then I took a piece of lace I had in my scrap bin and covered the frame tightly with it, stapling it often at the back to keep it taut.  Voila... almost-instant earring holder!  Most of the earrings will just poke easily into the holes in the lace, but I have one or two pairs without a "U" shaped hook, so I just used a safety pin to hold those pairs.  Easy, quick, purty, space-efficient, and I can see all of my earrings at once!

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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2009 01:39:27 PM »

thats very pretty! 

« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2009 01:56:26 PM »

oooh very cute idea Smiley Love your wall colour too xD

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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2009 03:46:45 PM »

Clever...and pretty.  Nice job.

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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2009 07:41:54 PM »

oh i really like this! thanks for the idea!

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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2009 11:28:52 AM »

OMG, those retro comic book earrings are SO cute! Your earring holder is lovely, but I want your earrings more [grin]

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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2009 07:28:44 PM »

Nice job.  A great idea for small spaces. 

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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2009 08:57:45 AM »

I really love this!  Thanks for the inspiration Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2009 01:36:16 PM »

i keep my earrings stashed away in a bead organizer, and as a result i rarely wear any. out of sight, out of mind! i want to make something like this, but how could it be done so that it also holds studs?

perhaps a set of "petals" or "tiers" sewn on to the base fabric so that one could easily "lift the flap", so to speak, to attach and undo earrings with backings without haven't to reach behind the whole structure?
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2009 03:49:23 PM »

Hi, Twobluepetals...

I find myself wearing earrings SO much more often now that they're out in the open! 

The stud earrings are a bit of a challenge... you can see from the photos that I have one pair (large multiple hoops) that are studs, and I've pinned them on with a safety pin, but it does make it kind of cumbersome if you're using them often.  The petal idea is cute and might work, although they might sag a bit with the weight of the earring?  I don't know... let me know if you figure something out, though!
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