Once you’ve organized your tangled necklaces, ditch the jewelry box and make a DIY earring holder for studs. Between socks and studs, pairs can be problematic. Trying to find your pearl’s counterpart always turns into the proverbial needle-in-haystack situation. Made of metal with industrial-chic touches, this DIY stud earring holder is one you’ll want to display.
Materials For Your DIY Stud Earring Holder
You’ll need to run to a home improvement store, like Home Depot, before starting your DIY stud earring holder journey. Here’s your shopping list:
- Sheet aluminum (no thicker than 22 gauge)
- Box knife, sharp scissors and/or rotary cutting tool (you can use one or all)
- 2 flat head screws (we used 5/16 inch)
- 2 cap nuts the same size as your flat head screws
- Sandpaper (you can also use one of the sanding attachments from your rotary tool)
- Drill and drill bits
Step 1: Make Your Marks
Once you decide on the size of your earring holder, use a straightedge and a permanent marker to mark the cut. We marked and cut ours around 6” X 8”. Use the straight edge and cutting tool to make an indention on your line. Do this 10-12 times. This will provide a guide for our final cut.
Step 2: Cut Your Aluminum
Use scissors or a rotary tool to start the cut. You only have to cut about an inch of the aluminum. Then, slowly bend the aluminum back and forth until it ultimately breaks like in the picture.
Step 3: Make Support Holes
Measure and mark 2 dots near the bottom of the aluminum. These holes will house your two screws to make your DIY stud earring holder sit upright. Pick the drill bit that fits your screw. For example, if you’re using 5/16 screws, use a 5/16 drill bit. Once the bit is in place, slowly drill on the two marks to create holes.
If your holes are rigid, use sandpaper to smooth them. Test your holes with your screws and cap nuts to make sure your base stands properly. Once you see that your base stands A-OK, take out the screws and cap nuts.
Step 3: Make Earring Holes
Now it’s time to make the holes for your earrings! We made the holes for the pairs 1-inch apart, with ½ inch between each earring. Use a ruler to make your marks. Use a 1/16 drill bit to drill the earring holes. Put a piece of scrap material under your aluminum and drill through each hole.
Step 4: Display Your DIY Stud Earring Holder
Use sandpaper or your rotary tool to smooth out the edges of your base. Once you reattach the screws and cap nuts, you’re ready to put your stud earrings on display!
Store Your DIY Supplies With SecurCare!
There you have it, your DIY Stud Earring Holder is complete! If you need to store your DIY materials, look no further than SecureCare Self Storage. We have storage units that are safe for all your jewelry and DIY project pieces. They’re clean and secure, too, with on-site managers and 24/7 security cameras. If you have questions, you can chat with a friendly manager online anytime! Or, come on down and say hello at one of our local stuff storage locations! Until then, happy DIYing!
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This post was created on 9/6/2018. It was updated on 11/15/2021.