Published on August 21st, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Super simple girly hack

Maja makes a girly hack for all kinds of knick knacks.

Here’s what she did:
1. Buy one Lillholmen toothbrush holder.
2. Nag boyfriend for half a week until he remembers to borrow a drill from work.
3. Drill tiny holes in said Lillholmen.

4. Apply jewelry.

And there you have it. An earring/ring stand!

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Jules Yap

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17 Responses to Super simple girly hack

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow, this idea is great…
    Can not wait to buy one and try it myself.

  2. trebuchet says:

    I just did this myself and it turned out great! Thanks so much for the idea!

    There is one HUGE step missing: Remove the disk before drilling the holes. The top screws off and will make for much easier drilling.

  3. Maja says:

    I used the 2mm drill bit :)
    0.039 inches according to google ;)

  4. Olivia says:

    goodness… you are positively a genius.

  5. Anonymous says:

    So cute. I have lots of stud earrings and the bottom compartment would be perfect for that. What size drill bit did you use?

  6. Maja says:

    Calm down, drama llamas. I wrote the text for my own personal blog, not for ikea hacker. “Nag boyfriend” refers to the fact that my boyfriend works in a shop that sells – drumroll – power tools. I´d rather borrow one from them than spend my student loan on one. I did drill the holes myself, thank you very much. I don´t need anyone to “teach” me. Believe it or not, I can work a drill.

    You rant about sexism? You just judged a person and made derogatory remarks based on a single sentence. Way to demonstrate open-mindedness.

  7. José says:


    And since it’s metal, you can find a way of plugging it to the mains, in case someone tries to “borrow” one of your pieces :-)

    Have a nice weekend,


  8. Anonymous says:

    love it! i’ve been looking for a jewelry stand, this is perfect and inexpensive! :)

  9. Maja says:

    Actually, I like guys who are secure enough in themselves to not define their masculinity by their collection of power tools ;)

  10. Mitchy says:

    1. Buy one Lillholmen toothbrush holder.
    2. Get new boyfriend with testosterone who has own drill.
    2a. Grab drill mentioned above.
    3. Drill tiny holes in said Lillholmen.

  11. Swede says:

    This is so sexist! Equality?

    I agree with Prue, grab the drill yourself, or at least ask somebody who knows how to use a drill to teach you, and then YOU can do it yourself next time. Aint that hard!

    And if you are a guy with lots of nice jewelry, do the very same thing!

    Otherwise, this hack looks good!

  12. prue says:

    1. Buy one Lillholmen toothbrush holder.
    2. Grab drill you own yourself.
    3. Drill tiny holes in said Lillholmen.

  13. Rachel says:

    You could also stack your rings on the top part of the stand, above where you hang your earrings.

    Great idea!

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