I sent my big jewelry box off to be photographed by Somerset Home awhile back in the hopes that I'll see one of my projects on the pages of a magazine someday. That would be a dream come true for me! Ever since then all my jewelry has been thrown together in a basket. Not a convenient way to store jewelry, let me tell ya.
Whenever I tried to find earrings I couldn't seem to locate a matching pair. So, not much earring wearing happening around here lately. Something needed to be done and quick...
Then I remembered this little wooden house I had found at a thrift store eons ago. I think it cost .50 cents. It's a simple little shadow box made out of wood. I've seen these at Michael's and Joann's for a few dollars, I think. When I bought it I intended to put fun family photos in each section. Wouldn't that be cute? But now my wheels were turning about using it to display some of those dangly earrings that were getting all tangled together in a basket.
(FYI ~ Dangly isn't really a word but it's what I like to call my long dangling earrings like the ones below.)
So I painted my little shadow box house with white gloss spray paint. I added some little metal loops that screwed into the wood pretty easily. I screwed these in with my hands because the wood is fairly soft. You could use small pliers for this step too.
Then I added some scrapbook/crafting decals to give this little house some personality. Apparently some 80's personality since one of the stickers says "gonna dress you up in MY LOVE".
I did love that song waaaaaay back when! :)
Just a couple of nails attach it to the wall next to where I get ready. I might wear earrings every day now!
My dangly earrings have a new home and they are loving it.
Now what to do with all those post earrings...