Saturday, 7 September 2013

Earring Holder

I seem to have a lot of earrings and they were just in a horrible mess in the top of my jewellery box. I couldn't find pairs and was wearing the same ones all the time because some were buried and forgotten under the others.
Annoying, sad and a little bit embarrassing!


I searched the internet for ideas and there are some great ones, pretty picture frames with wire, lace or fabric even twigs! Here are some of the brilliant ideas that I thought about.....

shabby chic dangly earring display from
lace earring holder by Trey & Lucy at
Framed lace earring holder from
diy twig jewelry display from

In the end I wanted something REALLY quick and easy for now and may still upgrade to one of these one day. I spotted this pen tub in Staples for £2. They do a whole range of these wire things; bins, desk top organisers with little drawers, magazine files, bookends, all sorts and they come in grey or black. (since buying this one I did see a bright pink one in TKMax - very tempting)

The earrings just hook into the mesh and dangle down.

I've been using it just like this for a few months now but it's a little bit plain and boring, I did think about spray painting it another colour but I think the earrings might scratch paint off. Then I thought maybe I could add some sort of trim around the top..........

Our bedroom is creams/browns and turquoise so I found these possible trim bits in my box of bits and pieces.

I chose the pompom trim in the end and just stuck it round with my glue gun.

Happy, happy - I can keep make up brushes etc in the tub, I can see what I've got easily and the top of my jewellery box is much tidier with just stud and hoop earrings and other little bits and pieces.


I succumbed to the power of the gold spray paint and gave it a quick respray just over a month ago, whilst I was making my plant pots from plastic tubs. I've waited to see if it scratches off (like I thought it might) and I have to report - No - it doesn't seem to scratch off at all, earrings have been in and out of it every day since the respray and all good, bonus!
I just peeled the trim off, put it to one side and gave the tub a couple of coats of my usual Rust-oleum gold spray paint, one coat the right way up and then the second coat upside down. That way all sides of the wire got covered. Then I glued the trim back on.

And another Update for 2015!
We've moved house - the turquoise has gone from the bedroom so I've given this earring holder yet another makeover - find the details here
DIY gold earring holder

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Hello, I'm Julie. I love making things and this is where I share my enthusiasm.


  1. Yay! I'm so glad my earring holder inspired you! I'd love if you'd link up in my new link party :)

    1. It's a pleasure, thank you for inviting me. I am pretty proud that I was able to link properly and even add the link button! I'll definitely be stopping by your link parties again.


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