Picture Perfect Earring Holder
Published: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 15:10
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If you are a girl, you know the earrings can make or break an outfit. However, if you don’t have your earrings organized, you may have a few problems.
First of all, you may have an earring go missing in action. One of the most frustrating things about getting ready in the morning is trying to find a long lost earring. I suppose you could try to pull off the Madonna trend and wear two different types of earrings, but it will instead probably end up looking like a mistake.
Second, your earrings might be in such a tangled mess that it will be next to impossible to try to untangle them.
We all know that college can create clutter. One cheap way to combat the clutter with your jewelry collection is to organize it using a simple picture frame.
Fargo and Moorhead have wonderful thrift stores. Some of my favorites include the Arc Attic Treasures, Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Savers and the New Life Center. All of these stores will more than likely have an abundance of old picture frames.
If you want to give your picture frame a fresh look, simply apply a coat or two of fresh paint. You can find tiny paint samples in the paint section at hardware stores for roughly $2 per bottle.
The item used to hang the earrings is called cross-stitch plastic canvas. This is very inexpensive and can be found at thrift stores or at craft stores like Hobby Lobby, Michael’s Arts and Crafts and Jo-Ann Fabrics.
Remove the glass and backing from the picture frame. Lay down a few pieces of old newspaper and paint your frame.
Allow the frame to dry completely.
Using a scissors, cut the cross-stitch canvas so that it is the same size as the glass. Place the cut canvas into the picture frame and replace the backing. (You may toss the piece of glass or save it for a different project.)
Hang your dangly earrings on the picture frame and voila! You have created a cute earring organizer for less than $5.