How many times have you gone to look for an earring or hair barrette and been s**t outta luck? (*everyone raises hand) . Enter the easy solution to keeping your earrings and barrettes all in one place. Whether you’re traveling, or just need a smart solution, we got you covered!
Here’s what you’ll need:
A piece of Leather or faux leather (just be sure it’s got some weight to it)
Ruler + Pencil
Awl (to poke holes)
First step is to decide what size you want your organizer to be. When you have decided what the desired size is, take your sheets of leather and cut ends into straight edges. Best way to get this is by using a cutting mat to line up the edges and use your straight edge and cutting tool to slice.
If anything, cut a touch larger than you want, incase you need to trim down the edges.
Measuring time! Flip the faux leather to the back side and grab your ruler and pencil. Measure out and draw your lines evenly lengthwise, then repeat widthwise. You want enough room between each earring that they wont bang into each other and make for an evenly spaced out organizer.
Mark all the spots where the lines intersect. Keep in mind, you want the lines to be on the back so you wont see them on the front.
Use your awl (kind of a funny word, right?) and push through the faux leather to create holes at each intersection. Be sure to push into the cutting board so you don’t pierce the surface you are working on. Remember to do the initial poke from the back to the frontside so you can see where to pike. After you make a small hole on the back, flip over and repeat punching a hole from front to back.
Keep in mind, you don’t just have to make organizers for earrings! If you’re like us, and have so many earrings (currently obsessed with these Lemon and Strawberry beaded beauties from Mignonne Gavigan and barrettes (these are our fav Lelet NY ones), create a larger organizer for statement earrings too! Or, just leave extra space for the XL baubles.
For larger accessory organizers, leave a space on one side to slip your bobby pins and barrettes onto.
P.S.- Even when you’re not traveling and on the go- this will still be the best way to keep your fav jewels and barrettes in one place. Enjoy!