11 DIY Earring Holder Ideas For All Styles

Jewelry is beautiful, especially earrings. Whether your go-to style choice is understated stud earrings or artsy dangling earrings. That’s why I’ve always found it odd that we take some of the prettiest things we own (and often the most valuable) and hide them away in a drawer or jewelry boxes. It just doesn’t make sense. That’s where making your own DIY earring holder comes in. 


Don’t get me wrong, there are some beautiful jewelry boxes out there. But why can’t we display our gorgeous pieces of mini art and have these beautiful boxes as well? I saw we can! But the thing about jewelry displays, especially earring displays, is that they tend to be expensive. 

But when you create them yourself, they don’t have to be. Below is a comprehensive list of all the incredible earring display ideas that exist. (And if you really don’t have that DIY urge, we’ve found a few inexpensive alternatives you can purchase. See the end of this post.)

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Earring storage shouldn’t be a chore. So say goodbye to detangling your jewelry and hello to your perfect earring organizers. I’ve scoured the internet (and tried a dozen or so of these ideas myself) to bring you the best DIY earring holder ideas. 

There are so many tutorials out there for cute earring holders. From using a picture frame to aluminum sheets to an embroidery hoop, we hope you’ll be inspired by our recs.

Now let’s get ready to sprint to Home Depot! Just kidding. For most of these ideas, you probably have easy access to the materials. Without leaving your home. Now let’s get this post started! 


DIY Earring Holder with Chicken Wire

Of all the designs I’ve seen out there, I’d say half include some use of chicken wire. This design, however, I love for its simplicity and its difficulty level. Which I’d definitely say is low. 

One of the easiest things about using chicken wire is that you don’t have to worry about drilling holes. And if you’re not crafty like that, or don’t have a drill, this is a perfect earring display approach to take. 

What you’ll need: 

  • Some sort of frame
  • Chicken wire
  • Hammer and nails

Note: There are a variety of different types of chicken wire, pick a mesh that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also practical for your earrings.

Tutorial for chicken wire earring holder.


Cheese Graters Earring Holder for Dangly Earrings

A friend of mine did something very similar to this with her daughter. During the early days of the pandemic they wanted to tackle a few DIY projects but consider themselves DIY novices. So instead of “building” anything, they started with painting a few things. 

How cute is the color of this DIY earring stand? I also love how they added pearls to the bottom to make it a little fancier!

Note: Not all paint will adhere properly to metal. So make sure you’re buying a paint that is made specifically for this use. Here are a few of my fav paints:

Krylon K02727007 Fusion All-In-One Spray Paint for Indoor/Outdoor Use

Rust-Oleum 342918 Universal All Surface Spray Paint

What you’ll need: 

  • Cheese grater
  • Spray paint
  • Acrylic paint (if adding additional designs)
  • Large fake pearls (optional)

Tutorial for cheese grater earring holder.


Old Vinyl Records

I came across this incredible project idea while falling down a TikTok rabbit hole. I love its adorable retro feel. 

What you’ll need: 

  • An old record
  • String or chain
  • Drill

Tutorial for vinyl record earring display


Use Ribbons and Lace For Stud Earrings

Not a natural Martha Stewart when it comes to crafting? This is a great DIY earring organizer project if you’re a newbie to crafting. It’s also the best DIY earring holder idea I’ve found for stud earrings and post earrings.

Notes: You can also easily use fabric for this earring organizer. You’ll just want to make sure that you hem your fabric so the edges look clean.

What you’ll need: 

  • Ribbon or lace
  • Hot glue gun

Tutorial for ribbon earring display craft.

DIY Earring Holder Using a Splatter Shields

What I love about this craft is that you can either remove the handle or leave it and use it to hang it on your wall. 

What you’ll need: 

  • Splatter shield
  • Yarn, twine, ribbon 
  • Rhinestones, silk flowers, anything you want!

Check out this great tutorial I found from Mimi’s Mixed Bag.


Denim to Display Earrings For a Vintage Feel

Denim goes with everything. Including your bedroom.

Notes: Denim comes in a variety of different thicknesses. Make sure the denim you are using is not too thick. Otherwise, it will be very hard to push your earrings through the fabric. 

What you’ll need: 

  • Frame with a wide rim or an embroidery frame (see below!)
  • Old denim
  • Hot glue gun

I couldn’t find a good image displaying this idea. But I did find an incredible website where they sell denim earring holders. Snag it online for only $22!!!!!

Popsicle Stick DIY Earring Holder Idea

What a great craft project to do with your kids. The colors and potential are endless!

What you’ll need: 

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Hot glue gun

Here’s an incredible tutorial I found online from Shivani Creations.


Use a Basket as an Earring Holder

So this is a basket meets macrame DIY earring holder. And again, maybe it’s cheating. But what really is the definition of DIY? It’s “do it yourself”? And in my opinion. If you come up with a great new way to use something, aren’t you doing something yourself? 

But how can you not love this idea? You can organize your toiletries while also displaying your beautiful earrings. 

What you’ll need: 


Use An Embroidery Hoop as an Earring Display

This is a basic but fun and easy DIY earring holder idea. Whether you use an embroidery hoop and leave it au naturel or whether you paint it, this is a quick and easy earring holder. It’s also a great way to get your feet wet with crafting.

Notes: Embroidery hoops come in a variety of shapes. They are also fairly easy to find in craft stores as well as online. You can also find embroidery hoops in a variety of different colors

What you’ll need: 

  • An embroidery hoop
  • Fabric, lace or mesh of your choice
  • Scissors (of course)



Whether this is actually a DIY earring holder or just a creative use for another object, that’s up for debate. But what a good idea, am I right?

What you’ll need: 

  • Macrame wallhanging of your choice!


Chipboard Cutouts

Using a chipboard cutout is the basis for a variety of different DIY earring organizer ideas. Depending on what you hang your earrings on, the decor of this craft can vary from country home to industry chic!

What you’ll need: 

  • Chipboard cutout of your choice 
  • Wood
  • Paint
  • Glue Stick
  • Fringe Trim
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Drill
  • Sandpaper

Chipboard cutout tutorial.

Best Amazon Earring holders

For those whose earring collection is extensive. Try this 5 Layer Earring Holder Organizer with Metal Necklace Holder Pole ($34.99 and rated 4.5 stars).

For those looking for a mid-century modern inspired piece of art, try this Heesch Earring Holder Organizer Honeycomb Earring Stand ($25.99 and rated 4.5 stars).

For those look for a DIY look, try this Wall Earring Holder Display ($15.99 and rated 4.5 stars).

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Dollar Store Upcycle Crafting

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Now that your easy DIY earring holder is complete, where will you display yours? On the wall in your bedroom? In a walk-in closet? (Jealous!) Maybe even sitting out on your dining room table? Hey, go for it! Regardless of where you place your DIY earring organizer, appreciate what you’ve done and be proud of the beauty you’ve brought to your home. 

Until next time, love yourself and others 😉 And if you need something to do, check our recent post on file folding, your ultimate laundry hack.

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