I made an earring holder quite a while ago. Well...I liked it...but it didn't work as well as I would've liked. So I've been trying to figure out something that would work the way that I wanted. Well last June I was up in Logan for Summer Days and at one of the booths they had this idea. I really liked it and almost bought it....but for a teeny tiny little one it was....well....let's just say a little out of my price range. So I've been thinking for 9 months how I could make this work.
And I finally did!! My dad has the tools needed to do woodworking...so I waited till I was up for a visit and asked my dad for some help.
We used pine detail molding for the middle and 2" oak for the sides. We used a table drill to drill holes into the oak just barely big enough for the molding to slide into. Then we used a scroll saw to cut into the molding....then....we used the table drill (with a smaller drill bit) and cut along the same line (just to make it a little bigger). We glued the molding into the oak....let it dry....sanded it down.....spray painted it brown...then covered the back with fabric. Then just to make it more finished I added ribbon to the outside edges.
To hang it I simply used 5 tacks (like you'd use on a cork board) at the top and 2 on the bottom by the edges. It's pretty light so it held up perfectly!!
If I were to do this again, I would do less space in between. But I'll be using this one for a while since it holds 55 pairs of earrings! And it also holds both kinds of backed earrings....even better!
I'm so incredibly excited about this!! I love how it turned out and was definitely worth the effort....and wait!!