i have so so so many earrings. and i am always in a hurry. which means i very rarely wear any of them, because i simply dont have time to search through my jewellery box (or on top of the chest of drawers where i have tended to dump them after wearing occasionally) for a pair i want to wear. im exactly the same with necklaces. thrown into a drawer, all tangled up, i simply dont have time in the mornings to search through them! and then i had an idea!
i had this old frying pan cover which, for some reason, is really tiny. not sure what use it is really, it came in a set with a really big one. which is perfect for covering up a frying pan full of bacon, but the little one? i have literally never used it. and i have seen those really cute little earring holders where you just poke them through wire and secure on the back with the earring backs. and i thought, why spend money on one of those when i can make one out of this frying pan cover!
here is it pre-earring-ing
and here it is after!
i literally just poked the earrings through. the mesh was a little too close knit but if you push hard enough, you widen the mesh and they go through pretty easily. secure them on the back with the earring backs, and voila! i stood it up in a vase filled with purple beads (but the vase is purple so to be honest, it doesnt really matter what colour the beads are!) to secure it and keep it upright. you could also hang it using the handle, but i have literally no hanging space anywhere, there is something hanging on every nail in this house! and i think it looks quite nice as a display.
now i can take my pick really easily every morning, and actually get some wear out of my beautiful and vast collection!