Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Organizing Earrings


Recently, my daughters had their ears pierced. We decided it was time to try taking out the original studs and putting in a new pair, but before we did, I knew we needed a system for organizing their new earrings.

I remembered this system my mom and I used when I was a teenager.



I think my mom is still using hers, but somehow over the years mine got lost. I have been meaning to make a new one, so yesterday the girls and I stopped by the craft store and picked up the supplies to make one for each of us.

Here's how to make your own:

Supplies:

I'm sorry I don't know the official name for these. I guess I'll refer to it as the plastic thingy. : ) They are used for latch hook rugs and remind me of a plastic version of cross stich fabric. We found it in the yarn section of the Michael's Craft store near the cross stich materials.




A child size pants/skirt hanger:


That's all you need! : )

I let the girls pick out their own colors (purple and pink of course) and we already had the hangers at home.

Total cost of project: .39 cents each

Steps:

1. Attach the hanger to the top of your plastic thingy. : )
2. Hang earrings through front and attach earring backs on the back side of plastic thingy. Some earrings are all one piece and can be attached to the side.
3. Hang in your closet.
4. Voila! Organized. : )



Works for me....


You can read my past WFMW posts here.

You can find all of the other WFMW tips at Rock's In My Dryer. Enjoy!


17 comments:

The Apron Queen said...

Now why didn't I think of that! :D

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Homeschooling and Frugal said...

Aren't you a crafty bugger! Who would have ever thought of that? So easy, so frugal, so going in my daughter's room!

Audra Krell said...

If I haven't said it before, I love your fun blog! Hope you are feeling well and congratulations on Monster Truck to Be! Thanks for the earrings tip, best 39 cents I could spend!

The Momster said...

Wow - The Doodlebug just got her ears pierced recently and is about ready to 'change up'. I am grateful for a suggestion on how to organize her earrings! Thanks so much...

Brenda said...

What a great idea! I will have to remember that when I get DD ears pierced (we are waiting until her
6th bday). Thanks for stopping by!

jennwa said...

That is a great idea. It is easy and inexpensive. Love it, thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Brilliant! I think this will actually work for my teenager! Thanks!

Heather said...

What a great idea! Easy and economical ~ I love it! Thanks for sharing.

Daiquiri said...

I love this idea! I have a hard time keeping track of MY stuff...never mind when the girls get their ears pierced!

I have to admit...with as often as we see each other and talk, I feel a bit silly every time I learn something from your blog. I guess we just need to talk more ;)

Daiq

Jen said...

Great idea! And very nice on the wallet. These are my favorite tips. Thanks for sharing!

MamaBear said...

What a great idea! I'd head to Michael's right now if they were still open! We have three sets of pierced ears in our family and way too many pairs of earrings.

I know what I'm doing first thing tomorrow!

Kelsey said...

Oh that is a wonderful idea!

Lysa TerKeurst said...

Now that is a way cool idea that I must try.

We have earrings coming out the wazoo over here and I've never found anything that really works.

Thanks for the tip.

I'm off to answer your question on my blog...

Jen said...

I need to make one of these because I am so sick of trying to find matches from my jewelry box. Thanks for the great tip!

Runner Mom said...

What a precious idea!!! I'll give it a try. Have a great day!
Blessings,
Susan

Maria said...

Great idea. I think this would make a great thrifty gift also. Just include a new pair earrings.

Annee said...

I am pretty sure that plastic stuff is called plastic canvas. It is used to make tissue box covers and funny animals.