The Darling Nomadess: DIY Earring Box [Guest Post]

Sunday, August 25, 2013

DIY Earring Box [Guest Post]

Today, Hannah from Words as Palindromes will be giving us a DIY lesson! Check her cool dorm room project!


Hey everyone!  My name is Hannah and I blog over at Words as Palindromes.  I am a MN college student studying Speech Language Pathology.  I love coffee, TOMS shoes, maxi skirts, and Target.
My blog is a conglomeration of everything in life. Sometimes I tell stories, other days I tell about my weekend, things on my mind, or things happening in the life of a college student. Somedays I even post recipes I have made from the cookbook of Pinterest. Speaking of cookbooks...Do they even exist anymore with how awesome and easy Pinterest has made it?!

But today, you are in luck! I am going to share with you one of the many DIY projects that I have done this past summer - DIY Earring box!  If you have way too many earrings and never know where to put them or how to store them...this is for you.  And the best part...IT IS SO EASY.  I don't know about you, but I love DIY projects, and if they are easy...that makes them so much better!

Here is what you need:
- some type of scissors or X-ACTO knife (I found the scissors worked better).
- small three drawer plastic container (Target or Wal-Mart)
- foam padding (mine is technically chair padding, but it works)!
- pencil
- pins (if wanted)

STEP 1. Take a drawer from the plastic container and trace the it on the foam padding with a pencil.  Once you have it traced, cut it out with either the scissors or some type of craft knife.  By no means does it have to be perfectly cut, some jagged ends are okay. Trace as many squares as you have drawers.

STEP 2: Once you have the foam square cut, try to fit it inside the plastic drawer.  It should fit seeing that you traced it, but you may have to trim an edge here or there.

STEP 3: Once all the foam is in place in each drawer, you can place your earrings in the foam.  In my middle drawer I put my studs.  In order to make them stay, push the backs way to the end of the top of the studs and then push it into the foam.  


The hoops and dangly earrings were a tiny bit more difficult.  The dangling ones that have an attachable end, I simply pushed the end into the foam.  And then for the hoops, I found some pins in my mom's sewing box and pushed them in and put the hoops around the pin. 


Finally, in the top I simply put any earrings that were super special to me and I haven't worn them very often yet and a bag with my extra earring backs.  


STEP 4: Carefully put your drawers back into the plastic container and stare in amazement at what has happened to your messy, disorganized jewelry box. 


And wa-lah! You have a wonderful earring case that fits all of your earrings! It is super functional and quite small.  If you wanted to have it match your room, before you put the foam in, feel free to modge podge some scrapbook paper to the side.  It would make the earring case look so classy and decorative. 

I have had a lot of fun crafting this summer as you can see below!  I decorated some wine bottles and made these fun canvases, as well as tumbler glasses.  Thank goodness for Pinterest (follow me here!), where would we be without all those great ideas today!  Come check out on my blog, I would love to have you!  Seriously, it would make my day! :)

With Love,


  1. I love DIY earring box idea! And, by the way I found you via Penniless Socialite! :)

  2. I'm in love with all of those crafts. I want to whip out a canvas and a paintbrush right now! But then my boss would fire and I wouldn't be able to afford said canvas.

  3. Very nice, love simplicity, the shiny is great. Wonderful jewelry idea. Seems like they'd be fairly inexpensive to make, think two teenage grand daughters would love these. Next time I'm in craft store I'll be looking out for the supplies. Great post
    . Glad you had a good break, you deserve it. Sometimes other things like your family, friends deserve to come first before your blog.


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