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 www.kevinandamanda.com
lace earring holder by Trey & Lucy at www.u-createcrafts.com
Framed lace earring holder from www.dreamalittlebigger.com
diy twig jewelry display from www.happinessisblog.com
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
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