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Earring Holder

Upcycle a $1 Desk organizer into a unique earring holder!

Cell Phone Stand, DIY, Upcycle, Dollar Store, Dollar Tree Craft

Lots of earrings, nowhere to put them

4 daughters= a TON of earrings! I have tried many things over the years to try to keep up with the earrings, all of them unsuccessful! Eventually I just started throwing them in a small box and that "worked" for a while. However, I started noticing that they were only using the same ones because they were easy to get to in the box.....and thus an idea was born!! 

Materials needed:

I used the following materials for this project:

  • Rectangle Desk Organizer
  • Spray Paint 
  • Small Floral Styrofoam
  • Pink Ribbon 
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Cardboard box (optional)

Styrofoam set up

I decided to use floral styrofoam (which I also found at the dollar store!) as a way to help hold the earrings. So I took the styrofoam out and rubbed it down with a paper towel to remove any excess styrofoam/debris. 

I got REALLY excited because the dollar store styrofoam fit almost perfectly into the desk organizer without any trimming! Once I fit it inside, any styrofoam that did not fit, trimmed itself off during the fitting. I later trimmed the excess styrofoam on the back so that the organizer would be even and level.

Spray paint time!

Remove any tags from the desk organizer and prepare it for spray painting. Whenever I use spray paint, I always place whatever I'm painting into a spare cardboard box. It helps contain the mess from the spray paint.

Place the desk organizer into a cardboard box and evenly spray it with spray paint. Wait for it to dry and apply a second coat if necessary.

I originally sprayed the organizer gold. It's really pretty as a gold organizer but it wasn't what I had in mind for my daughters. Eventually I ended up spraying over the spray paint with pink and LOOOOOVED it! I might go back and make myself a gold one later to match my gold Cell Phone Stand :)

glitter tape ribbon sparkle easy DIY

Add the ribbon

Glitter is one of my favorite things to craft with, it just really elevates an upcycle project! So I have pink glitter ribbon and it is really adds a nice touch to the organizer. 

Cut strips of ribbon to fit the outer edges of the organizer and a slightly longer ribbon to use as a hanger. Once you have your ribbon cut, hot glue the ribbon into place. 

I also ADORE bows! So I made two small ribbons out of leftover gold glitter ribbons to add!

Cell Phone Stand, DIY, Glitter, Gold, Easy, Dollar Store, Dollar Tree Crafts


The finished product looks better than I imagined and it works really well! I slide the earring backs all the way up on the earring and push just the posts through the small holes and into the styrofoam.

dream free art, easy, diy, earring holder, dollar tree, dollar store

Here it is sitting on the dresser instead of hanging on the wall.

dream free art, easy, diy, earring holder, dollar tree, dollar store

Easy to make and easy to use

My daughters REALLY love using their new earring holder! It is cute whether hanging on their wall or just sitting on their dresser. They love being able to see all of their earrings displayed. Makes getting ready in the mornings a tiny bit easier now!

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