Friday, January 24, 2014

DIY Earing Holder -Use It Up, Wear It Out

There is something to be said for being able to create something out of what you have in your house RIGHT THIS INSTANT.
You feel accomplished in that you used supplies you already had on hand ( I am a HUGE supply hoarder), and you get to craft ( never a bad thing I say), and then at the end you have this fun new thing that you MADE!! With your own two hands :)
One of our long time readers/friend/sister/cousin/awesome lady/submitter/Pinnifty Lady Carolyn sent us this one and I liked it. It's not a Pinstrosity, its a Pin Win, and what's more is that she used all things that she already had!!!
Carolyn recently got her ears pierced and so she is now in the ever so exciting process of collecting earrings. I got my ears pierced when I was 11 and I have been collecting/downsizing/organizing/collecting/over-collecting ever since.
The Original

The Pin Use It Up Wear It Out

Carolyn had seen these pins where you make a DIY earing holder, and she wanted to use items she had in the house. She measured the burlap, glued it on each side to the back of the frame and then cut the excess off and put a ribbon on the back so she could hang them on the wall. Since she used items she already had in the house these were essentially no cost crafts!!  Woohoo!  She mentioned that she wished that she had had different frames and lace on hand, but that these will do for now.
I thought that juxtaposition of the metal with the burlap was an interesting idea. I also thought that maybe she could have spray painted her frames, I spray paint everything, but then again I happen to have every type and color of spray paint on the planet earth on hand haha Another thought was that maybe if she wants to use these frames again a mesh inside might be kind of a cool look.
The good thing about this mesh is that it comes in all sorts of sizes and colors and I think it would complement metal frames if that is what you have on hand.
Maybe this was a complete tangent since you would probably have to go buy the mesh, but when I first saw those frames this mesh is what instantly came to mind. I just thought it would be a fun little side project.
Thanks for your Use It Up Pin Carolyn! Way to be resourceful!
Happy Weekend Everyone!!


  1. Actually I wish I had mesh to go in the frames, that or spray paint to make them match the burlap better. But alas I didn't, and I really didn't want to go to the store....

  2. I did something similar with embroidery hoops and lace that I had hanging around. I like this take on it!


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