Tuesday, July 26, 2011

How To Make A Hanging Earring Holder

My bathroom drawer used to be a jumbled mess of hair ties, floss, makeup and jewelry. But, inspired by a project I saw in a magazine several months ago, I fashioned myself a wall-hanging earring holder and the bottom of my drawer is visible once again! The project was fun and easy and it's open to tons of interpretation. Here's what I did:

Commandeer an old picture frame. I got mine for free from a friend. It's kind of an odd size, roughly 10 by 20 inches. I would recommend using at least an 11x14. You can leave the frame as is if you like the look, or alter the appearance with paint, stain, decoupage, etc.

I applied two coats of white paint, then attempted a dry brush technique (for the first time, so it looks a little sloppy) with light blue paint to match the color scheme in my bathroom. I wanted the design on the frame to stand out, so I left it white.

I was torn between using mesh screen (like for a screen door), wire or ribbon for the hanging surface, but I decided to go with mesh because I figured it would allow me to fit more earrings on. I didn't like the look of the black against the white and blue, so I spray painted the mesh white.

After the paint on the mesh dried, I hot-glued it to the back of the frame. (A staple gun would probably be the best bet, but I don't have one.) I had originally intended to simply nail a picture hanger to the back of the frame, but when I was searching for my glue gun I came across some leftover tulle that I had used for our wedding decorations. I attached that to the back for the hanger and was thrilled with the result!


  1. Love it! I was just thinking that I needed to make an earring holder. Now I definitely have to!

  2. Very Creative!! Great way to use an old picture frame. Now you'll have plenty of room for some new earings to hang up.


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