April 9, 2012

Earring stand tutorial

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06 earring frame tutorial
I have been thinking for a while about a way to organise my earrings; I have a ton of these tiny studs that I wear a lot and they look something like this:

01 earring frame tutorial
And today the solution just hit me! (While sorting out the mess that keeps accumulating in our bedroom, of all things.) Ofcourse I had to go and make it straight away :)

So here is what you will need:
- a small picture frame
- a piece of felt
- some glue
- optional: some embellishments like paint, glue, paper, fabric, ribbon, beads, buttons, anything really!

I used this el cheapo frame from Ikea. First take it apart to check if the glass isn't attached to the frame. This one only had a loose bit of clear plastic. Take everything out, leaving only the bare frame. Now embellish! Let your imagination go wild, or leave it blank, whatever you like. I used some old nailpolish very exclusive paint to give mine some colour and some shine.

02 earring frame tutorial

Now cut out a piece of felt to fit in the frame. Use the cardboard backing as a template.

03 earring frame tutorial

Now carefully glue the felt in the frame. I applied the glue sparingly to the inside of the frame, placed the felt on top of the glue, and then I placed the cardboard backing back into the frame to give it some stability while it dried. After a few hours I carefully removed the backing which had ofcourse become glued to the frame and ended up with this:

04 earring frame tutorial

The front looked like this:

05 earring frame tutorial

Now I only needed to pin all my studs through the felt. I actually had to push pretty hard (and now my fingers are sore!) but the felt and the glue held just fine. I like how I can take them out and rearrange them however I want, but that there won't be any visible holes in the felt.

before earring frame tutorial
after earring frame tutorial

Ik liep al een tijdje te denken over een manier om mijn knopjes-oorbellen handig te organiseren (ze liggen nu in een grote berg) en vandaag had ik het opeens! Men neme een fotolijstje (deze is van Ikea); haal de achterkant, het 'ruitje' en alles wat er verder nog in zit eruit; versier het lijstje of niet (ik gebruikte heel professioneel *ahum* nagellak *ahum*); gebruik de kartonnen achterkant van het lijstje als mal om een stuk vilt uit te knippen; lijm het vilt in het lijstje; LAAT DROGEN (bijna vergeten!); en maak al je knopjes vast aan het vilt :)
Het leuke is dat je ze eruit kan halen en reorganiseren, maar je krijgt geen zichtbare gaatjes in het vilt!



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28 comments:

  1. kan je dat ook gebruiken voor hangende bellen ?

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  2. Dat moet zeker kunnen, ik zou dan alleen wel een groter rekje of lijstje gebruiken want anders kunnen er maar een paar bellen in.
    Misschien dat ze er wel wat makkelijker uit vallen, omdat er geen achterkantjes aan zitten.

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  3. Wow! Thank you for sharing the idea. Now I can organize my earrings too :D

    Visiting from withapinkie.blogspot.com

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  4. That a really cute idea...and it looks easy enough too! I'm so delighted that you shared it with us for Pearls and Lace Thursday! Welcome!
    Blessings, Doni

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  5. This is such a creative idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I am in love with this idea! I never wear a lot of my earrings because they are not visible. This would solve that problem. And I have everything to make it. Thanks so much for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  7. This looks great! I really need to do something like this. I have earrings everywhere! :)

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  8. I have done something like this once, used burlap though. Yours looks great! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Perfect timing -- I just organized my wire earrings and needed an idea for the posts!

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  10. oh my!! that sure looks super easy to make!! wow! well done!! I'm going to try this too.. thanks for the inspiration.. I'm your newest follower.. and hoping to see loads of inspirations from you!! Happy blogging...

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  11. What a good idea! Thanks for linking up to Party Time at So Very Creative!

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  12. Brilliant! I'm featuring your post on my Facebook page today!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  13. What a cute and easy solution! All my earring are jumbled in a bowl- I need to try this out so I can actually find them. Thanks for the inspiration. If you have some time I'd love it if you'd stop by my blog and check out the giveaway I'm having for a Ramsign Home sign!

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  14. Great idea for storing all those earrings!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  15. This is such a great idea! I have the same problem and would like to give this a try. Great tutorial! Thanks for linking up on Teagan's Travels. I hope you'll be able to join this week's party going on now.

    http://teaganstravels.blogspot.com/2012/04/destination-inspiration-linky-party-11.html

    Thanks, Michelle @Teagan's Travels

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  16. Handig opgebergd zo, leuk en simpel!

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  17. Thanks so much for linking this great idea up to my weekly Say G'Day Saturday Party. You are so clever to think of this! I'm going to share this on my facebook page!

    I hope you will be able to join in and link up another fabulous post this weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  18. Wow, thanks for all the lovely comments and the features!

    I find I actually wear my earrings a lot more often since I made this, so it's useful in more ways :)

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  19. This has been featured today on Serenity Saturday Link Party!
    Natasha xxx

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  20. such a clever idea. I did something like this for my earrings too but I used that plastic stuff that you can find in the craft store for doing needlepoint. It also worked great for earrings. Jewelry organization ideas are something we are all looking for good ideas and solutions for. I am so happy you shared yours here at BeColorful
    pam

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  21. Great idea - I would probably wear different earrings more if I could see them all like this. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

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  22. Such a cute idea! I am definitely going to have to make one of these. I would love for you to share this at my link party
    http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/04/share-it-link-party-8.html

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  23. Such neat way to organize your earrings! Plus, you really can't beat the price:)

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  24. WOW! Love this. So simple. I def. need to make this!

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com

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  25. Thanks :D
    I agree, it would be hard to beat the price!

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  26. VERY COOL! Easy Breezy is the best projects!
    visiting from Serendipity and Spice Party!

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  27. What a brilliant idea - love it!

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