DIY Earring Organizer

A little insight on why my co-blogging relationship works so well with my older sister. We have a bit of a ying and yang when working together. I’m the crafty maven of the site, while she still needs a little help managing a glue gun. I love my creative messes, while she loves organizing. I love to make my to do lists on scratches of paper, and she keeps it all organized in her favorite to do list app. In the end, it works. = )

After staying with her and her family during Spring break, I had to share how her crafty tween daughter organizes her many sets of earrings. She is just like her mother, and loves to keep her room and things really organized. I have to give credit to the fabulous Grandma Rosie for this creative organization idea. She made these cool plastic organizers for my niece’s many earrings, and I knew I had to share.

easy plastic Earring organizer

Grandma Rosie cut out long rectangles from what she calls “template plastic“. She has thick vellum sheets that she uses for her quilting patterns. I saw it, and thought it was an ingenious way to organize the many sets of earrings a tween girl can own.

I didn’t have template plastic on hand, but I knew I could re-purpose something I did have. You could use a plastic presentation folder and achieve the same thing.

Tween Earring organizer supplies

You will also need a small 1/8″ hole paper punch. This is the perfect size to secure your earrings in.

First, measure and cut a rectangle from the plastic cover of a report folder, or template plastic. You can make it as big or small as you want, but to fit two rows of earrings, like above, ours is about 2 1/2″ x 8″.

Then pencil off a grid leaving about 1/2″ between each line. With a small hole punch, punch 2 sets of holes for each pair of earring. You can see in the picture below the penciled in lines. Where they intersected, is where Grandma Rosie punched the holes.

DIY Earring Organizer

Another crafty tip from Grandma Rosie is to punch a larger hole from a 1/4″ size paper punch at the top of each plastic rectangle. That way you can hang it on a small hook. One of these removable wall hooks would work well on a wall, or these plastic suction cup hooks would work well on a mirror.

So if you are looking for a creative way to organize your earrings, try this easy organizational craft idea. Thanks Grandma for your craftiness!

Happy crafting!


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Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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  7 comments for “DIY Earring Organizer

  1. Jen
    April 16, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Hey! these are great! I did something similar with my daughter. Just cut the plastic to fit inside a cheap frame. She painted one from a craft store, and we put the plastic in it.

    Love your posts! Thanks!

    • April 16, 2013 at 11:25 am

      Thanks Jen. That is a fantastic idea to take it to another level. Love it!

  2. Nelda
    April 17, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I bought plastic canvas to do this, so I didn’t have to punch any holes.

  3. Rose
    June 19, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Grandma has some AWESOME precision going on there.

    Thumbs up!

  4. January 11, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Wow! Easy yet very functional.

  5. Terri
    June 29, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Thanks for the plastic canvas comment. Just set up my earrings. Love it.

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