DIY Earring Organizer With a Frame and Lace Trim

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How many earrings do you have, and how often are you searching for one in your jewelry box?

I was tired of having to search for my favorite earrings, so I made this earring organizer out of an old frame, cotton lace trim, and some wall paper remnant.

My favorite aspect of this earring organizer: it's like an ever-changing art piece on your wall because the look of it changes when you take a pair down or add a new one. And you could even share it with your daughter(s) and have all of you contribute to the earring organizer.

Or what about adding this organizer the next time you are gifting earrings to a friend or family member? You could make is smaller version, just big enough for the collection of the recipient.

This project is simple and easier to make than you think; read on for the steps:</p>

You will need these supplies:

  • picture frame (mine was pretty big; you could also use a smaller one)
  • spray paint
  • hand staple gun
  • lace trim (I used cotton lace trim)
  • scissors

                               

Earring Organizer Tutorial:

  1. Take out the picture, glass, and back of the frame. If your frame has paper backing and staples, you'll need to remove them as I did. 
  2. Spray paint the frame in your desired color, let the paint dry, and finish the frame finish however you want. One option would be to use sandpaper to sand away the finish to give it a shabby chic look. 
  3. Put the front side of the frame on the table and staple the lace down on the first side. Then stretch the lace across to the other side or the frame. Pull the lace tight so it doesn't bow when you hang the earrings on it, and secure it with another staple or two. I put the top row of the lace trim closer to the top of the frame because of how the earrings will be hanging on it. After that row I left the spacing about the same. You could also make narrower rows or wider ones, depending of the size of your earrings. 
  4. After you've attached the lace trim, you could leave the organizer like that, or add wall paper like I did. Wallpaper works great because it's thick enough to staple down and to stay smooth.
  5. If you want to add wall paper, place the frame on the wallpaper and trace around it, then cut it out. 
  6. Staple the wall paper to the back of the frame. If you're concerned about the backing needing additional adhesive, consider adding glue on the frame first. 

Instead of your earrings being hidden in your jewelry box, or missing because you don't have a special place for them, now you'll always be able to easily see your earrings! And the organizer makes such a nice conversation piece.

                

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Could you use an earring organizer, or would you make one as a gift?

{Inspired by this pin. Images by Dagmar Bleasdale}

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DIY Earring Organizer With a Frame and Lace Trim

Dagmar tackles motherhood, thrifty home decorating, DIY projects, and green and frugal living on her lifestyle blog Dagmar's Home. She loves finding treasures in thrift stores and sells her handmade candles on Dagmar's Home Decor. Connect with her on Twitter (26,000 followers), Facebook, and Pinterest. ... More

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2 comments

  1. Sharhonda83 says:

    This is a great Idea!

  2. KaelinRae says:

    This is such a great idea. I am always searching for my earrings, sometimes I have to give up and go with a pair that doesn’t match my outfit as well. Once I can get the pieces I will definitely be making on of these. 🙂

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