This homemade earring holder is perfect for dangling earrings that need to be better cared for. My daughter loves earrings and the older she gets, the more she wants to wear the dangly variety. They can get damaged if left in the jewelry box and often get tangled up with the rest of the jewelry in there. I came across a creative upcycled craft idea on Pinterest that used an old cheese grater to create a beautiful homemade earring holder. While I was out and about at the thrift store, I found a cheese grater for only a couple dollars and decided to get crafty. Other than the cheese grater, the only things you really need are paint and whatever decorations you want to use to spruce it up a bit. Here is how I turned that old cheese grater into a very pretty homemade earring holder!
Homemade Earring Holder
1 metal 4 sided cheese grater
acrylic paint/paint brushes (if desired for handle to be a different color)
4 large beads for ‘feet’
embellishments like paper flower shapes, gems, etc for decorating (also optional but pretty)
Hot glue gun
Step one: Paint the body of your cheese grater. I used an all purpose type spray paint and used several light coats for full coverage. Do this outside and set down some newspaper to protect the driveway/grass/patio, etc. Let each coat dry before applying the next.
Step two: Paint the handle with acrylic paint if you want it to be a different color than the body. Do as many coats as needed to hide the metal and let the paint dry between coats.
Step three: Apply the feet. Put a tiny dab of hot glue on a large bead and press to the bottom corner of the cheese grater. Repeat on all 4 sides.
Apply the embellishments: Apply whatever types of embellishments you want on your homemade earring holder. Here’s my affiliate link for some paper flowers but you can get as creative as you want.
Hang up your earrings: Once everything on your homemade earring holder is dry, just put your earrings in it! Totally easy, right? And you can customize it for your own personal decor tastes. An upcycled craft idea that only costs pennies and serves a useful purpose!