I’m not sure “hot mess” goes quite far enough when attempting to describe the complete disarray that was my previous jewelry storage solution. I had a small silver box and tossed everything inside. Fortunately, there is a better way—and you can make this beautiful earring holder yourself!
Before we dive in, I must give credit where credit is due. I got my inspiration for this project at an adorable boutique in Sister Bay, Wisconsin called Spot.
Side note: If you ever get the chance to visit Door County, the peninsula of Wisconsin, DO IT! Think stunning water views, quaint towns and enough artistic inspiration to last a lifetime.
While browsing Spot’s earring collection, I fell in love with the store’s clever display solution. The shop owners use a picture frame with chicken wire to showcase their collection of dangle earrings.
I adapted that idea to fit my needs and style by using slightly different materials. You can create this DIY earring holder with any picture frame. However, I opted for an ornate white frame, similar to the ones in this set. I favor pieces that have a museum-like look with chunky architectural detail. You can find these type of chunky open back frames at Hobby Lobby, on Wayfair, or Amazon.
To add impact, I recommend purchasing more than one in a similar color or metallic finish. This creates a gallery wall of sorts. As for the frame’s inside, chicken wire was a bit too “farmhouse” and casual for my space. Consequently, I picked up this cloverleaf metal sheet instead. I also wasn’t sure how to affix chicken wire to my frame. The metal sheet appeared like it would be easier to work with.
It ended up being a great choice because the clover detailing hooks earrings really well. You can even display studs with this piece. I don’t think that would work as well with chicken wire.
Now, comes the fun part! Hang your earrings on your lovely new earring holder and enjoy. This storage solution has really simplified my morning routine because—for the first time—I can actually see all of the pieces I own. When completing this project, I even uncovered earrings I had forgotten about.
Eventually, I plan to fill my closet wall with additional frames in various sizes and shapes to create a “gallery wall” of sorts. As a TV journalist, I’ve been collecting vibrant colored discount earrings and dresses for years. Finally, I can show them off in style!
I know not everyone likes DIY projects, or has the time to do them, so I’ve also rounded up some other (attractive) jewelry storage options for you.
If you have any questions about my project, let me know in the comments below. As always, I’m happy to help!