Earrings are always completely unruly when they aren't stored properly or organized. I always tend to lose one single earring from each pair. So, during an afternoon spent at home, I decided to make a earring holder from an old unused frame and some chicken wire.
What you need is...
- A frame of your choice
- Paint and paint brushes (if you desire to repaint your frame)
- Chicken wire
- A staple gun
- Wire cutters
The frame that I used was found in my attic, but any frame will do. Size and style doesn't matter as long as you are happy with it. You could even hit up some thrift stores and find a vintage ornate frame to repaint with a pretty color! Oh, and to save you from any stress trying to find chicken wire, I found mine at Home Depot in the fencing section.
I started by painting my frame. The natural wood soaks up the paint quite a bit, so it required two coats. I used a sample pot of Glidden paint that was in my craft closet. I think I had gotten it a while back for a different project, but the cinnamon rust color was exactly what I wanted for this frame.
After the front and sides of the frame had been painted and given plenty of time to dry, I flipped it over and rolled out my chicken wire to size. This step can be painful because the chicken wire is sharp!
After judging how much wire I needed, I used the wire cutters to cut it to the size of my frame.
Next, I took my staple gun and stapled the chicken wire down along the back of the frame.
I am thrilled with it! The chicken wire not only holds earrings perfectly, but also makes a great place to keep sunglasses and decorative hair pins and clips. The rust color that I chose fits in perfectly with my bathroom, which has a bohemian, anthropologie-esque shower curtain with lots of blue, brown, and rust hues.
So there you have it! A super easy and inexpensive project to add style to your room and showcase your lovely earring collection!