The Craft In Me

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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Earring Display

I have seen some cool earring display holders in blog land and needed to create one. My current collection of jewelry was literally in a jumbled ball sitting in a dish and every morning I'd spend precious minutes fighting with this ball of metal only to end up wearing the same thing over and over after frustration of not finding a matching piece.

So, I came up with this very inexpensive solution.

Here are the materials:

1” thick Styrofoam sheet

Mod Podge

Scrapbook paper

Sponge brush


First I cut the Styrofoam to the same size as the scrapbook paper, which was about 12” x 12”. This particular Styrofoam was part of some toy packaging and I've been saving just for projects like this.

Then using Mod Podge I glued the scrapbook paper down to the Styrofoam.

I glued the top which help with durability since the earrings will rub against the paper.

Note: Before gluing, I painted the sides with regular acrylic craft paint.

While the Mod Podge was still drying, I placed the staple shaped nails right into the board. No hammer needed, they just press easily through the paper into the Styrofoam.

I think the staple nails work best when they are placed at an angle or straight up and down.
The straight nails are added at the top for hanging necklaces.

Here is also one I made in pink.

Of course you can get as simple or as elaborate with these as you want which is exactly what I plan to do so please stay tuned!

Linking to...

The Girl Creative Keeping It Simple

Sumo Sweet Stuff

BWS tips button Making

Birthday Wedding cakes crafts parties

BWS tips button NightOwlCrafting

Organize and Decorate Everything


  1. I love these earring holders. What a great idea for using up packaging styrofoam! I never thought of that! Fabulous!

  2. So organized...I love it.

    I do something similar for my necklaces and then I put my chunky bracelets in a large metal tin.

    My things are organized...and visually appealing as well! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  3. How easy and simple, but I just love the finish product! Great idea! =)

  4. what a pretty and simple idea! I'd love it if you'd stop by my Topsy Turvy Tuesday Link party and add this earring display!

  5. I love it!! I just posted a jewelry holder as well. Love the scrapbook paper you used!!

  6. Great idea!!! I love that you just used styrofoam because I have some left over from a box :)

  7. What a great idea! I love the blue craft paper!

  8. what a simple yet very ingenious idea! your jewelry holder is lovely. thank you for sharing!

  9. Cool idea! This is the first one i've seen using styrofoam! Lovin' that blue paper!

  10. So clever and cute. I'm hosting We're Organized Wednesday this week and would love for you to join the party. There's a great giveaway too. Hope to see you there.

  11. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

  12. very nice! i just made something like this the other day! i used corkboard, covered with an old tee shirt, and put it in a frame. i wasn't sure what to use to hang the earrings. the staple nails are a great idea. i'll have to find some so i can finish it.

  13. Great idea to use styrofoam. Thanks for joining We're Organized Wednesday. Hoep to see you again at the next party. You're entered in the giveaway.

  14. Super Cute!! Now I'm thinking I may need to head out to the trash can for the styrofoam I just threw away. :)

  15. Love this idea! The staples are fantastic! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!


Thank you so much for your comments! :)