Picture Frame Earring Holder Tutorial

For years I had kept my earrings in this little, lined metal box. They would get tangled and I would get frustrated.

I tried the earring holders that stood on the dresser, but I would always tip it over.

Then, one day, I graduated and my cousin gave me a picture frame earring holder as a gift. It has since hung on my wall next to my mirror and almost looks like a framed art piece with colorful accessories. Which is what it was. But, you see, that one was made with a doily in the middle and the doily has since been stretched and has begun to sag. And a saggy doily equals a saggy art piece. :(

But good news! My genius friend, Lacey,  made one with wire grid and it works perfectly! So, she helped me make one of my own to share with all of you!

So here we go!!

Picture Frame Earring Holder

These are very simple to make and are great gifts for all of your girlfriends and daughter’s friends!

To begin…

Find a deep, thick frame. I picked up this retro beauty at a local thrift store for a whole dollar!

Picture Frame Earring Holder

Remove the glass, backing, and any other thing that might be in the middle. In this case, I kindly removed a cross-stitching of Bambi. Don’t worry…Bambi is safe.

Picture Frame Earring Holder

Then remove the tabs that held the glass and items together.

Picture Frame Earring Holder

Pull out your wire netting. {Don’t you love that green velvet accent on the frame! I sure do!}

Picture Frame Earring Holder

Lay your frame on the netting and cut around the frame. It’s better to have a little extra than not enough.

Picture Frame Earring Holder

Line up the corners of the netting with the frame.

Picture Frame Earring Holder

Grab your staple gun {and if you want to grab your husband to do this part too, that’s okay. I did.} Then begin to staple down the netting starting at the corner of one side. After that side is done, go to the opposite side next and pull the netting tight before you staple it down. Continue to staple all the way around the frame.

Picture Frame Earring Holder

The tighter the netting, the better.

Picture Frame Earring Holder

If you need to, pound the staples that are poking out with a hammer until they’re flush.

Picture Frame Earring Holder

Now you can go ahead and trim the extra netting.

Picture Frame Earring Holder

Turn it over and make sure there are no protruding staples.

Picture Frame Earring Holder

Add some earrings and you’re done!

For those extra ambitious: ribbons, flowers, or even hooks along the bottom for necklaces might be a fun addition.

Picture Frame Earring Holder Tutorial

*Something I learned:

If you can find a frame with a set-in back portion that you can nail the netting to, your earrings with longer backs will stay better because they won’t be hitting the wall.

Have fun making your new earring holders! Make it a mother-daughter date or a birthday party activity! The netting comes on a large roll so you should have enough for each girl to make their own!

Don’t forget to leave us a link to your frames once you get them done! I’d love to see them!

Picture Frame Earring Holder Tutorial

{This post was originally shared at Sew Dang Cute: July Jamboree}

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16 Comments
COMMENTS
  1. August 1st, 2011 at 8:38 am
    Maggie says:
    Love this idea....where do you get the wire netting a hardware store or craft store?
    • August 1st, 2011 at 10:27 am
      Caley says:
      The hardware store, but I'm sure a craft store would have something similar. I've loved my doily one too, if you have any of those laying around. It makes it a little more feminine. :)
      • August 12th, 2011 at 11:45 pm
        Amber Edwards says:
        What a BRILLIANT Idea! All my earrings are in a bumble of a mess right now! this is something I definitely NEED to do!

        This would also be a great place to display/store brooch pins!

        What do you think about adding little hooks across the bottom of the frame, so as to hand necklaces from? Do you think the frame might be thick enough to do that? Would it still look nice? Could I get a second opinion on that?

        Amber
        www.jadelouisedesigns@blogspot.com
        • August 13th, 2011 at 8:57 pm
          Caley says:
          Yes! That would be super cute! I've talked to others that had that idea too! :)
  2. August 1st, 2011 at 12:20 pm
    Vanessa says:
    just bought a large roll at home depot
    4 less then 7 dollars can't wait to get started
  3. August 1st, 2011 at 2:50 pm
    Bree says:
    This is a great tutorial! Thank you so much for the clear instructions & pictures. I'd actually be really interested in seeing how it looks with your doily - that's a great idea, too!

    Love, Bree
  4. August 4th, 2011 at 2:54 am
    Betty Bake says:
    lovely :)
  5. November 15th, 2011 at 7:59 pm
    grandmasusie says:
    I love this idea. My daughters and I love making our own jewlery, and we always have tons of earings and they are constantly getting tangled. I am going to make one for each of them (shhhhhh!). Love the idea of putting hooks on the bottom for necklaces, bracelets, and watch bands. Thanks so much!!!!!
  6. November 20th, 2011 at 9:42 pm
    Mila says:
    lovely idea!!! i'm not a mom, but i love this blog! great, easy and cheap ideas for every occasion!! Now I have tons of new ideas for Christmas gifts, I'm really excited because everything is very nice!
    Hugs! :)
  7. June 21st, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    Jeanne says:
    awesome ideas..thank you:-)
  8. August 15th, 2012 at 2:24 pm
    Alicia says:
    I LOVE this project! I went out and bought the materials within hours of seeing it. I actually bought plastic canvas for cross-stitching instead of metal screening, and spray painted it silver to mimic metal (it only cost 50 cents for a sheet!). I also added hooks for necklaces and bracelets, and I have it hung on my door. I am married, so I didn't wanna make it too feminine, and he actually loves it almost as much as I do. Thank you SO much for this idea!!!
    [IMG]http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i261/KarmaMoreno/jewelryrack.jpg[/IMG]
  9. August 20th, 2012 at 6:35 pm
    Lupeline says:
    Hi, I just wanted to say that this step-by-step DIY Earring frame is genius! I love it! I actually had to buy a $8 picture frame at goodwill because they didn't hold just a frame there. So I figured if it's $8 at Goodwill that it could be more anywhere else. Moving on, all I'm waiting for now is a response from my friends and family for a staple gun & wire netting screen because those babies are expensive at home depot. Lol. But I just wanted to say thank you for this! It's really elegant and lovely...
  10. January 30th, 2013 at 6:57 pm
    Julie says:
    Rats - all my earrings have backs! (If they don't, I lose them.) This is a great idea otherwise.
    • February 23rd, 2013 at 2:35 pm
      Kate says:
      If the netting is large enough, you can fit the backs through hole too. Or you can keep a little dish with your backs on your dresser and just grab 2 when you need them.
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