I made this Tuesday night to hold my earrings and I have to say it's one of my all-time favorite DIYs. It was super simple (and cheap!) and it came out exactly how I imagined it! Here's the super fancy tutorial:
You will need:
embroidery hoop (cost me $1.69)
burlap (cost me $2.30 & I have heaps left over)
Directions: Put the burlap over the smaller hoop. Put the larger hoop over it and start tightening (slowly). When it's fairly tight but you can still move the fabric a bit, pull the burlap taut. Finish tightening. Cut the excess fabric. Hang your earrings. Enjoy.
The blogger I got the idea from used lace in her embroidery hoops and they look gorgeous. That was my intent until I was at the craft store looking for lace and came across burlap. I think I may make myself another one since this one is pretty full, and I might experiment with lace this time. There were several other burlap colors as well, so I may just go with one of those. We'll see.
I had forgotten that I owned half those earrings since they were stashed at the back of my jewelry box. I'm terrible at remembering to accessorize and I think the main issue is out of sight out of mind. The more visible and accessible my jewelry is, the more likely I am to actually think about wearing it.