Thrifted Frame to Earring Holder | Occasionally Crafty: Thrifted Frame to Earring Holder

Friday, October 19

Thrifted Frame to Earring Holder

I have recently developed an obsession with earrings. 3 years ago I wouldn't wear them because I keep my hair pretty short and thought my fat ears made earrings look funny! Don't we all have some crazy body image issues? Well, my husband went on a business trip and found a necklace he really liked for me, but the guy wouldn't sell it to him without the earrings so he thought he'd give it a try. Well, I did give it a try and my husband may be regretting it now! See, in Korea jewelry is CHEAP. I mean, you can find stands with awesome earrings for 1000 won, which is less than a dollar. So, I may or may not have grabbed like 5-10 pairs every time I came across one of those stands!

That quickly means a storage issue. I mentioned that I have a hanging organizer that has lots of tiny clear pockets, and it still is a great solution, but I came across a photo on pinterest awhile ago that intrigued me. It was a sheet of metal she had put in a picture frame! Genius!

Now that we are homeowners and frequent Home Depot more than Michael's, i perused their perforated metal sheets and found the perfect one to hang all my long, dangly earrings from!

Here's a closer look at the metal. I love how many holes it has and how many options that gives me!

My sheet of metal was 12"x24", and they do make picture frames that size, but I found this frame at the thrift store and thought it would be perfect for this project. I bought some tin snips and sized my sheet of metal to the frame. I removed all the glass, cardboard and pictures and nailed (with some tiny tiny nails) the sheet of metal to the back of the frame. I just love it!!!

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Now I just need to come up with one for all my studs, since I didn't want to be hooking and un-hooking earrings to the frame all the time. Maybe something upholstered that I can just stick 'em in to?

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  1. Oohh! I love how this turned out! The metal looks so decorative - cool! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout! Happy Halloween!

  2. "Now I just need to come up with one for all my studs, since I didn't want to be hooking and un-hooking earrings to the frame all the time. Maybe something upholstered that I can just stick 'em in to?"

    Laura, I think you can use this same concept for most of your studs. Have you thought of placing it flat/horizontally so you can just drop the studs in like pegs? You may need to have a little cup with all of the backings, but it would save you from having to hook and un-hook the earrings. It may not work for tiny studs that would fall through the holes, but I think it would be a great idea for the larger ones. Just a thought...

  3. What a great idea! The frame is really pretty. I am thinking of doing something similar for my earrings, but with screen instead. An idea for your studs would be to get a roll of the magnet strips at any craft store. Than you can stick your studs to it (and the backings too). I haven't figured out a nice way to display it yet, but it would be a very easy way to organize earrings.

  4. What a great idea, Laura! The metal sheet looks quite classy in the frame – I’m going to look for one myself (most of the perforated sheets you find are single rows of the larger holes and therefore look a little too industrial for my taste). Studs are a little trickier to find a convenient jewellery storage method for. I would recommend you save the plastic mount and devise a hanging display. That way, you won’t lose the back studs as well.


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