Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ear-ring Holder DIY

We (my daughters and I) once considered hanging our ear-rings on a twig prodded into a vase.  But that would occupy a lot of space.

I bought pill boxes for them (ummm...the ear-rings, not my daughters).  But they could only be used for studs, and smaller ear-rings.

The last attempt was hanging them on sushi mats - which was ok, but removing them and hanging them back was a little difficult as the bamboo sticks were tied too tightly together.

Then I discovered Pinterest!  If you do not know what Pinterest is, I will caution you.  It's highly addictive!

So in my stash of junk, I had this wooden frame. I had been keeping it for a long time, not knowing what I'd do with it....




1.  I painted the frame the palest of greys.
2.  I distressed it by sanding it at various places to give it a used-look.


3.  I nailed some plastic mesh to the back of the frame.




4.  Then I hung our ear-rings...


Yes, those are spider-web complete-with-spider ear-rings.  And yes, I do wear them.  My daughter bought them, not me!  (Actually, I would've bought them, too, heh heh.)  Umm...penguin ear-rings are just below them.  The cheetah (?) print ear-rings were given me for my birthday last year as Esther, my cute nurse-friend thought I should wear them when she heard we were making a trip to Botswana.  Crazy, lovable Esther.


 

(Psst.  At this point of time, Rhoda is going to be totally distracted looking at all the ear-rings and not notice my awesome ear-ring holder and the effort I took to make it.)


Hmmm...might as well make another one, with this broken frame I picked up somewhere..this one is for my daughter to use in her studio....ooo...talking about that, check out the super, crazy Hollywood-style mirror she made!
http://mycherrystyle.blogspot.com/2012/06/diy-hollywood-style-mirror-with-lights.html 
 


And gorgeous wedding make-up...!


http://mycherrystyle.blogspot.com/2012/06/many-looksevents-at-nishas-weddings.html





Happy.  I like.



26 comments:

  1. This is inspiring aunty val :) I was thinking of a earring stand but this is even brilliant :D <3

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    1. We wanted something that wouldn't take up space on a table, so flat on the wall is fine. Glad you like it,Pam!

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  2. You could also use cheese graters and paint them over with a nice colour if you find you have more ear rings to hang!

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    1. Yep, anonymous. I thought that was a cute idea, too. But our dressing tables are too over-crowded and we didn't want to add to the mess. But I LOVE the idea of a painted grater!!

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  3. Super like, super creative Aunty Val!!! Love em'

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  4. Kristen - you can check out gorgeous ones on Pinterest... but I warned you already...hee heee

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    1. Gaby! haven't heard from you for so long! Thanks. Now that you're working, is your ear-ring collection expanding?

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  6. Cool - very clever - always wondered how to sort them .

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    1. Anu - We have tried several ways, too. Now we have settled on this. I think :)

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  7. What a fabulous idea! No end to your ideas ....keep it rolling ...

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    1. Huda, actually now that I am hooked (ooo....a pun) on Pinterest, I can get many ideas from there and work around them. It helps that I pick up junk and they come in useful :)

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  8. Very creative! We are so glad you have a blog to share all your ideas. In addition to earrings, I could see those as bulletin boards....with clips.
    Thx for sharing!!
    Cheers from DC,
    Loi

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    1. Loi Thai, pretty much working around ideas others share on Pinterest, too. Basically, as you can see, I pretty much collect junk pieces and figure out how to use them. And they are often imperfect.

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  9. It really is starting to worry me now, how well know me!!!!
    I was checking out all the teal (blue) lime and feather ones when I read your comment about me :s
    This is amazing Aunty Val, I think I just might try making my own soon, in desperate need of it

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  10. WOWW!! U rock, Auntie Val =D
    Inspiring, innovative and super-cool!!! =D

    *Phoebe*

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    1. Thanks, Phoebe...check out ideas on Pinterest...

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  11. aunty! u should teach me early!i bought earring holder 2 for rm50!!>< did u wear my lovely leopard earring hahahahhahha this is Alex idea too;p

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    1. Esther, oh dear....this was made a few months ago actually but I only remembered to post it now...sorry! We didn't have a formal event to wear them to in Botswana but I will surely wear them for you to see!!

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  12. Very very good aunty!! Very useful and a very good idea!

    Darlene

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    1. Hey Darlene! Check out Pinterest for more ideas! But why isn't anyone telling me how they hang up their ear-rings...I'd really like to know!

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  13. Hey, You did it again! I must say i like the round holder more, Sorry.

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    1. loke mei kuen - eh, why apologize...everyone has her preferance. The rectangle one holds more so I'd really like to find a larger oval one - then I'd be at it again, hahahaha!

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  14. Very nice Val. Nothing like getting a brain workout and the satisfaction of accomplishing something creative with your own hands. Its addictive, right?

    Good job.

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    1. Hey Chris - thanks! I think it's also because I feel it's such a shame to waste something that can be put to use. I doubt I will actually buy wood to make a frames like these...oh wait, that could be because I'm cheap. HAHAHAHAHAHAH!

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