Until recently, I faced this mess every morning when deciding which earrings to wear. It always happened -- I wanted to wear a certain pair of studs. Instead of finding that perfect pair, I had to go without because the earrings I wanted were impossible to find in this tangle of bangles. So, I decided that I needed to do something about it. I first I thought that I could go thrifting to find little vintage trays and such, but that meant that I had to go out and buy stuff. So, I decided to solve the problem with some things around the house.
So, I gathered the items above to start the project.
- Wool Felt Scraps
- Double-stick tape
- Coke Bottle Caps (preferably of the Mexican variety)
- Paper punch
Basically, I took a piece of felt and cut it to fit it in these bamboo drawer organizers that I put in the top drawer of my dresser. Next, I took the paper punch and punched out several felt circles and placed them in the bottle caps. They fit quite snugly so I didn't need to glue or tape the circles into the bottle caps. Once I created enough bottle caps, I used the double-sided tape to stick the caps to the felt. I left enough room in the center of the tray for my larger earrings.
Voila! Isn't it cool? It's working out very nicely. Now I have little trouble finding earrings in the morning and the rest of my jewelry is nicely organized too. This was a fun, easy and expensive project!