Earring organizer

One of my goals this year was to be better accessorized (hey, I aim high), so I purchased a lot of earrings. And then I realized I had nowhere to put them. At least not somewhere I could see them out on display and grab a pair in the 10 seconds each morning I’m actually focused on earrings.

So, I made this.

It’s basically part 2 of the jewelry rack I made a few months ago out of a wooden box painted white with patterned paper glued inside. This time I used the top of the box and a piece of pink paisley inside. Cup hooks hold the earrings.

It took me a while to figure out how to hang the thing. I wanted a backing on it so the cup hooks that had poked through the back wouldn’t scratch the wall. That ended up being more trouble than it was worth, so what did I do? I covered the whole back with duct tape.

Then I bent a piece of thin wire, wrapped each end around one of the sticking-out hooks and hung it. Not the greatest solution, but it works.