It was time to put a new spin on how I organized my large quantities of fashion jewelry. Taking one step at a time, I started with my earrings. I created these easy DIY kraft paper earring cards that are going to work perfectly with my shiplap jewelry organizing wall!
Here is a list of supplies that you will need to complete this project —
I opted to create a few different earring card sizes to accommodate my needs. I have quite a large selection of studs and a variety of drop and chandelier earrings as well.
For the studs, I used a 2″ x 2″ card and for the larger earrings I used a 3″ x 3″ card. Here are the directions on how to make your own kraft paper earring display cards —
With your paper trimmer placed before you, take a sheet of cardstock and measure 3 inches vertically along the bottom. Then go ahead and mark another 3 inches. Place the paper under the rail and line up your first mark precisely where the cut line will be. The great thing about this particular paper trimmer is that it has a wire cut-line that precisely tells you where the cut will take place throughout the entire length of your paper.
You should have 2 strips of kraft paper with each of them being 3 inches in width. The remaining strip of paper, which isn’t quite 3 inches in width is going to be cut down to 2 inches to be utilized for the stud earrings.
Go ahead and measure 2 inches in width and proceed with the same instructions to trim off the excess paper as seen below.
Now that you have a 2 inch strip of paper, make a mark every 2 inches along the entire length. This will make a series of 2″ x 2″ earring cards.
Repeat this same step, except you will measure every 3 inches down the entire length of paper to make your 3″ x 3″ earring cards.
You should now have a stack of 3″ earring cards and 2″ earring cards. Now we need to measure where to punch the holes.
*Note — the 1/8″ hole punch is used for the center hanging hole and the 1/16″ hole punch is used for the earring holes.
Measuring instructions for the 3 inch cards are as follows:
For the earring holes, measure 3/4″ down from the top and 3/4″ inwards on both sides.
For the center hanging hole, measure 1.5″ to center along the top and 1/4″ down.
Measuring instructions for the 2 inch cards are as follows:
For the earring holes, measure 1″ down from the top and 1/2″ inwards on both sides.
For the center hanging hole, measure 1″ to center along the top and 1/4″ down.
You will use these as a master template for marking the remainder of your earring cards. Trust me, this is much faster than trying to measure out each card individually. Also, I was able to punch 2 cards at a time to be more efficient.
Depending on the number of earring cards needed, repeat steps as necessary.
These earring cards are particularly great for fish hook or push back earrings. I did have a handful of earrings with a lever back and I simply used the 1/8″ hole punch for the earring holes and then created a secondary hole using the same hand punch 1/4″ down from the original hole so that the lever back could open and close properly.
In addition, I had a few sets of chandelier earrings that were quite long in length. I created 3″ x 3.5″ earrings for those particular earrings.
Take inventory of what you have and then determine what you’ll need. If you don’t have a lot of space, then maybe you cut down the size of your cards or go skinnier rather than square. It all works!
I hope you enjoyed this easy, cost-effective way to organize your earrings, but now you need a place to display them!
Keep Living a Stylized Life.