I’m not by nature a very organized person and because of this, a large percentage of the jewellery I buy ends up lost. After losing one earring from my favourite pair I finally decided: this ends today! So I made my own extremely simple DIY earring holder using things I already had in my own house. If you’re less artistic and don’t have these things on you, you may have to go out to buy them but you can get all the supplies for under $5 at the dollar store.
The best part is that you can make it as simple or as extravagant as you like, plus it is super fun to do with kids. The basic materials you’ll need are paint and a cheap dollar store canvas. Size doesn’t matter; it can be as big or small as you like depending on how many earrings you have. I used a 12” x 16” canvas from Dollarama that cost me $2, but it has to be the kind that is stretched over a wood frame (not a panel canvas).
I had some leftover silver and black spray paint from another project but not enough of one colour to paint the whole canvas, so I just sprayed the silver and black on randomly to coat it completely. Don’t forget, it’s your project so you can make the base coat any colour you like using any type of paint and any medium to apply it. (Now I’m thinking about how I should have used a sponge to dab paint for the base!) [Read more...]