Wooden Stud Earring Holders
Keep your collected pairs within easy reach. This is a simple jewelry organizer and a pretty addition to your vanity table all in one triangular package. Make a mini earring holder as a gift or to display a precious pair of earrings.
Photography: Anusha Rajeswaran
Source: Martha Stewart
This idea comes from our friend Anusha Rajeswaran of Fish & Bull. You can substitute any thin wood you like such as balsa or basswood for this project, and opt for one of two looks: giving it a coat of paint (one in the pair above is painted in a modern and pretty pink) or leaving it all natural.
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- Birch plywood
- X-acto knife
- Cutting mat
- Super glue
- Optional: Acrylic paint
Cut a rectangular piece of wood that measures 4,1/2" x 5." Then, using a pencil, mark the halfway point along the top and draw two lines down to create a triangle shape.
Lightly drag your X-acto knife along the traced lines, using the ruler as a guide. Continue gently scoring the wood several times until it cuts through.
Cut three pieces of wood for the sides and bottom measuring roughly 1" x 5." You will need to subtract 1mm of wood from two sides so they can tuck into the other side without excess wood sticking out.
Use super glue to adhere the sides to the back, in a butt joint. (Tip: A butt joint is when two surfaces are abutting at right angles to form a corner.)
For the earring holes, roughly mark 1/2" sections along the sides of the triangle, then draw a straight line through, connecting the sides. Using the straight line as a guide, line up your ruler and mark 1/2" sections where the earring holes will go.
Use a 1/16 size drill bit to drill where you marked earring holes — most standard stud earrings will fit that hole size.
Paint the wood or leave it all natural, as desired.