Earring Holder Project

Made from an old picture frame.

If you need more earring storage, don't buy another useless jewelry box that really doesn't have the kind of storage you need. Make one yourself from an old picture frame and some scrap materials. This project works best for earrings with wires rather than posts.

Earring Holder

What you will need:

  • Earring Holder SuppliesPicture Frame (no glass)
  • 1/4" or 1/2" hardware cloth
  • scissors suitable for cutting wire
  • hot glue gun with clear drying glue sticks
  • hanging kit of choice, leather lace, twine or ribbon
  • ribbon (optional)
  • staple gun with 14" staples (optional)
  • various embellishments (optional)


  1. Remove glass from picture frame and backing, if necessary. I chose a frame that was designed for pictures rather than one for a document. These types of frames have the glass sit close to the front of the frame creating clearance that you will need between the hardware cloth and the wall after you hang the earring holder.
  2. Cut the hardware cloth so that it snuggly fits inside the frame, but yet still lays flat.
  3. Step 2 of Earring HolderWith the glue gun, glue each corner of the hardware cloth down, inside the frame, careful not to get the glue too heavy so that it doesn't show from the front side. Hold the wire down until the glue hardens. Then continue to glue the hardware cloth down about every inch or so until it feels secure.
  4. Now it's time to add the hardware for hanging. I chose to hot glue a 24" length of leather lace to each corner on the back and then staple the lace to the frame to make sure it stays secure.
  5. At this point, the frame is ready for use, or you can decorate it further. I wove some 1/4" ribbon along the edge of the hardware cloth and left the frame natural.

Earring Holder Finished

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