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Easy DIY Picture Frame Earring Holder

I know you will want to make yourself this easy DIY Picture Frame Earring Holder, once you see how easy it is!

I have been ordering some really cute earrings from paparazzi and I quickly began to realize I had nowhere to keep them. So, I figured hey I’m a DIY’er I’m just going to make one!! I wanted something functional and cute at the same time. So that’s how the DIY Picture Frame Earring Holder idea was born. So, if you find yourself in the same situation as me…here you go! ?

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a picture frame (the size you need will depend on the number of earrings you have to display on it)

wood picture frame
Raw frame my hubby made ❤

Paint or stain- I normally use my favorite Waverly Inspirations Chalk paint, but I found this new Rustoleum chalk paint on Amazon and wanted to give it a shot. (I’m loving it so far)

Rust-oleum Paint
I love this Serenity Blue Chalked paint

Metal Farm Mesh or Chicken wire or wire trash bin from Dollar Tree-whichever is easier for you to find

Contact Paper or Peel and stick wallpaper (with a pattern of your choice)



Hot glue

Hot Glue Gun


Metal Cutting Shears or a Grinder



Sandpaper (optional)

Embellishments of your choice.


How to make DIY Picture Frame Earring Holder:

Begin with the picture frame, paint, or stain your frame. (My sweet hubby likes to dabble in his woodshop and made one for me. ?) Once you have given the frame a good one or two coats of paint and it is to your liking, set it aside to dry.

chalk painted wooden picture frame
one coat was plenty if you like the distressed look

You will need a piece of cardboard cut close to the size of the outer edges of the picture frame since you will be stapling and gluing it to the back of the picture frame.  ?

frame with cardboard
cardboard cut to size

Now, measure out a piece of contact paper that is the same size as the cardboard. Peel the backer paper off the contact paper at one end and press it down as straight and smooth as possible onto the cardboard. Keep pulling the backer paper and smoothing the contact paper down all the way to the other end of the cardboard.

removable wallpaper
applying the removable wallpaper.



For this part I had my super sweet hubby cut out mine from the roll roughly the size of the frame. I used my snips to trim it up and cut any uneven pieces. The piece of mesh or chicken wire needs to be roughly the same size as the piece of cardboard. I like to make mine a little smaller so that when I glue on the cardboard it covers up any sharp edges that remain on the mesh or chicken wire. Smart idea, right?  (Sorry no pic for this part ?)

And now it’s time to start putting it all together.

Start by hot gluing the mesh in a few random spots just to help hold it in place while you staple. Then place the piece of cardboard with the contact paper side facing front,  over that, and staple them both into place, or you can staple the mesh first so that you can make sure the staples are going where they need to and then staple on the cardboard. Either way works and it’s totally up to you. ?

DIY Earring Holder
Love how it displays all my bling! ?

That’s it you have a cute and rustic functional décor piece to keep all your bling organized and easy to find!

P.S. check out my DIY Crackle Effect blog post if you want to give your frame even more of a distressed/rustic look.

If you enjoyed this project, here are some other organization ideas you might like  https://thehappyhousie.porch.com/craft-room-organization-ideas/