Today I have a quick little project for you that will not break the bank, while allowing you to express your individuality and showcase your jewelry, specifically earrings.
For some reason I have not been able to make friends with conventional earring cards sold by craft stores and suppliers.
To me they just seem kind of – meh.
I haven’t yet dipped my toes, so to speak, into the world of craft fairs or trunk shows, etc. and have thus far focused mainly on my Etsy shop. And for that purpose my sturdy little padded boxes are fine. But now I am in the beginning stages of rolling the idea of having a home show around in my head and the boxes just won’t do. I went to one of my favorite websites and got inspired.
And here is the little project I came up with!
The prerequisites were: materials that were cheap, easily procured and preferably already on hand. It had to be simple, quick and unfussy.
And lo and behold I had everything I needed in the hoarders paradise of a basement!
So here is what I did:
I gathered up my scissors, glue stick, scrap book paper and some brown cardboard tags that I bought, but any kind of card stock would do the job just as well. I also had a hole punch to make the cut outs for the earrings to hang on, but that is not a necessary tool, if you ask me.
Next I cut a piece of the scrap book paper to size. The tags I had bought were roughly 2.5″X 5″, but you can adjust the size to you own needs.
Glue them on to the tag, pretty basic stuff, but be sure to glue the corners down well.
Now here is where you have a few different options:
You can either use the punch like I did here and this is what you will end up with:
A little crooked, but you get the idea. I don’t really care for how the punched out part looks, so I went ahead and made a couple of holes with a regular push pin.
And liked that much better! I found it easier to stagger them and it looks more interesting, as well as having the added benefit of giving you some space for your label or stamp!
To look like this!
For this last option I would just use plain old card stock. I would also suggest that you use a paper that is pretty neutral, as busy patterns can distract your buyer from what they are actually looking at!
And there you have it! Quick and easy earring display cards you can individualize, are cheap to make and won’t consume too much time! I would love to see how yours turned out! Let me know!