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Egg Carton Earring Organization

I can’t tell you how many pairs of earrings I have lost.  Or even worse, how many single earrings I have whose partner has gone missing, who just sit there and remind me of their cuteness and my spacey-ness!  I was in desperate need for Earring Organization!  Little did I know that a simple egg carton would be the answer.

 I had this egg carton sitting around, and a few months ago when I cleaned out my dresser drawers, I had an extra empty drawer.  A light bulb went off, in went the egg carton, and out whet my tendency to lose earrings.  I  am happy to report that I have not lost one since!

I really like keeping my jewelry in a drawer.  There is something about having them tucked down deep, that keeps them easy to organize and see what I want to wear that day.  I keep my bracelets on a silver platter to the left of my earrings, but if my earring collection ever grew, I could easily another egg carton. cut to size to fit, instead.  These would also work great for rings.

I’m not sure why this method of organizing my earrings works so much better than other methods I have tried, but it is easy, it is a great way to reuse those egg cartons, and it works for me!

Now to find a clever way to organize my necklaces.  Got any ideas for me?

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  • Anonymous
    November 9, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Stumbled across your blog via Pinterest this morning. Love it! Wasting too much time ‘cuz I can’t tear myself away.

    I had the same necklace dilemma. Searched the internet and ran across an idea that would work, but hated the way it looked. *I* can come up with a prettier version. Here’s what I came up with.

    Corkboard with frame.**
    Fabric to match your decor (I used left over toile quilt fabric, love it and so soothing.)
    Trim to match your fabric (got some at discount fabric store)
    drawer pulls etc that you like (new or flea market etc.; could even use those brass C shaped hooks)
    Batting (again left over)
    Glue gun and automatic stapler gun
    Awl and drill.

    Cover board with batting and fabric, staple at edges. Make sure it is taut.
    Use glue gun to cover edges with trim.
    Decide where you want your knobs/hooks (space them for longer/shorter necklaces and bracelets.)
    Use awl to start holes where you want them through fabric and batting.
    Use drill to finish if necessary.
    Put on knobs (I had to use washers on the back side to take up space because the screws were too long.
    Hang it on the wall and hang necklaces and bracelets.
    Revel in your beautiful necklace organizer.

    **Could use an old window/door/shutter even a shallow drawer if you are in to shabby chic … THAT would be so cute.

    Robin in NC

  • Holly Wagner
    August 17, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    For necklaces I framed a pretty piece of fabric (no glass) and then strung a piece of lace across. It hangs/sits in my closet with all my necklaces dangling off! works perfect!

  • Lilbuns
    July 6, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    My friend uses one of those vintage teacup tree stands and it is so cute with all of her necklaces. I pinned a couple on my etsy finds pin board if you don’t know what I’m talking about.

  • Melinda
    July 6, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Love this. I have a few clients that organize their jewelry this way too.

    If you have wall or cabinet space, you can use screw hooks for the necklaces. The following link will take you to the blog post and pictures I have about it:

  • Kimberly Barillas-Tilley
    July 6, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Love it! I use a fishing tackle tray for mine. I love new ideas! Happy Friday Blessings!

  • Gazaryan Family
    July 6, 2012 at 3:40 am


    I love the idea for egg cartons with earrings! I will definately have to try that one! As for the necklaces, I’ve come up with a solution that works great for me.
    In our closet, we have some wall space that is open near where I hang my scarves and purses. I took the small command strip hooks (the little bitty clear ones, not the big ones) and arranged them in such a way that I could get about 15 across one section (it helps if you do some higher and some lower, but whatever looks most asthetically pleasing to you!). I hang my long necklaces on thsoe hooks, which makes it super easy to find the ones I’m looking for in the morning when I’m getting ready and also helps to prevent them tangling.
    For my smaller necklaces, I found one of those necklace hook dresser decorations that you can get at Target or Bed, Bath and Beyond works well.

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