I’ve seen and pinned so many DIY earring holders lately, I decided it was time to take the plunge and make my own.  I wanted to create something that would work for my posts and my non-post earrings.  I didn’t want something too complicated or fancy, because I wanted my earrings to be the main attraction.  So I collected my materials and got to work.

  • Picture Frame (I went with IKEA Ribba, but pretty much any picture frame would work)
  • Perforated Metal sheet (I bought this at Home Depot for about $19, but there are probably cheaper options if you look around)
  • Chalk or colored pencils
  • Metal Snips (the ones in this picture sucked.  The ones shown in step 2 are Wiss Long Cut Aviation Snips which worked like a dream)
  • Picture hanging kit (not shown)Step

Step 1: Take the glass and backing out of the picture frame.  Use the glass as a guide to draw the lines you will cut the metal sheet along.

Step 2: Using metal snips, cut along the lines and cut out your sheeting.  Do this slowly and try not to bend or warp the metal.  Oh, and you should wear gloves since you’re working with sharp metal.  I didn’t because I was being lazy.

Step 3: Put your cut-out metal sheet in the picture frame and secure in place by folding down the picture back thingys (don’t know the right word).

Step 4 (Optional): Attach picture hanging wire with picture hanging kit.  I like using this because it lets you adjust the frame to be straight.  I take down my earring holder whenever I need any of the post earrings, so this makes it easier. You could forgo the picture wire and simply set the frame on a table or dresser.

And that’s that!  There’s tons of variations. You could spray paint the metal sheet a fun color.  You could try a hinged double picture frame (I’m thinking of trying this).  You could decorate the picture frame, etc.  It’s a really great way to be able to see all your earrings at once, and as you know, when you can see your accessories, you’re more likely to actually wear them.  Enjoy!


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  1. Posted July 24, 2012 at 4:17 am | Permalink

    Thanks so much! I had been looking for an earring DIY, and all the ones on pinterest sucked and were like an accessory themselves, and I needed a REAL earring holder. so thank you sooo much! :D chic and useful!!

  2. Posted April 21, 2013 at 6:03 am | Permalink

    very nicely done! and a really like how classy the black makes it look :) thanks
    please also take a look at my diy earring holder :)

  3. Christina S.
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    So cute!! I love idea of the metal sheeting! I’ll have to try that next!

    I made something very similar to yours, if you’re free to check it out I’d appreciate it! :)

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