Quick Burlap Earring Display

Today I finally knocked out a quick little project I’ve had in mind for a few months: an earring display. 

When we moved into this house, I more or less plopped stuff down in my master bathroom and bedroom and haven’t done a whole lot with it. 

The master bath has a convenient shelf next to the double vanity where I store towels, lotions, my toiletry kit for travel, and my jewelry. 

The majority of my jewelry is currently stored in an assortment of plastic storage boxes. I have plans to do a little better, but we’ll see what happens when I actually get around to it. 

The wall above the shelf is just calling for a little gallery collection (and screaming for a couple coats of paint!) and I’ve been working on figuring out what will go there. I have a couple items and have been waiting to find a frame or two to really put it together. 

The only thing that has been displayed on that wall – for the last nine months now – are the birth affirmations I created before Rosie’s birth. They’ve been looking a little sad since I actually gave two of them to a friend in preparation for her daughter’s birth back in May. Either way, they still remind me how awesome I am, and what amazing gifts come at the end of a hard day’s work! 

Anyhow, back to the quick project: my jewelry display. It’s super easy! 

Step 1: Place burlap fabric in embroidery hoop. 

Step 2: Hang it from a nail in the wall. 

Step 3: Display earrings 

Step 4: Smile because you’re done, and it was that easy!

Some details: 

I have extra burlap from some coffee bags I purchased in May when I was on Kauai (more projects coming soon!). I just used a plain piece without any printing since I’m saving the rest for some other projects I have planned. 

I picked up a 12-inch embroidery hoop at the craft store for about 4 bucks. I was kind of bummed when I bought a couple more at a garage sale this weekend for just 10-cents a piece. Oh, well. 

I added a quick coat of stain to the hoop since I wasn’t wild about its natural color. I might actually go back and give it a cost of metallic spray paint (I’m thinking gold) in the future once I get the rest of the items hung on the wall. 

I originally thought I might paint a monogram or something on the burlap for added interest, but I actually like it plain since it displays my earrings so nicely. 

This obviously works for the dangly earrings. I’m still trying to dream up a solution for my studs. It’s nice to finally see my other earrings on display since I tend to forget about them. Honestly, studs are my best friend right now with a 9-month baby. I am terrified of having to get my earlobes stitched after an earring is ripped out. For now, my studs live in a ceramic egg tray from World Market. I would’ve taken a pic, but it was dusty! 

Can’t wait to get the rest of this wall together (along with painting the heck out of the cabinets and walls in this bathroom someday). 


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