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Published on February 25th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Tolsby – A cheap and easy earring display

Materials: Tolsby frame, plastic cross-stitch canvas, scissors

Description: This hack is great for someone like me who loves to own a lot of earrings and need something to display them out neatly without costing too much.

The Tolsby is an excellent choice for earring display at home and for product selling, I have used this display for my local craft fairs to great effect.

It holds a decent amount of earrings for pierced ears, works well for studded and hook style ones of any size and shape.

1. Purchase a 7 count plastic cross-stitch canvas from a craft store. The ’7 count’ simply means there are 7 holes per inch on the canvas. I found that size the best to accommodate earrings.

2. Measure and cut out a 4×6 inch sheet from the canvas and slide into the frame. I managed to fill 4 Tolsby frames with the 1 plastic canvas I purchased.

3. Fill it with earrings!

~ Jen, Sydney

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12 Responses to Tolsby – A cheap and easy earring display

  1. Rute says:

    Thanks for the idea! I love earrings and have plenty of them, so this is just what I needed. Really simple to do, but so lovely! My first Ikea hack :)

  2. Tita Pepita says:

    Perfect idea- I have 2 Tolsby around, never used! Problem solved :O)

  3. Crickett says:

    Just wanted to add that I saw this post earlier this year, went right out and got Tolsby and materials and made it too. It solved a problem I had with all my dangly earrings. Thanks Jen!

  4. Georgia says:

    i did the same! I used some metal grid thingy and some fabric and it holds around 20 earrings =)

  5. Anonymous says:

    Very nice idea. I made it for myself. It fits more than a dozen pairs of earrings if we use bath sides. My friends also loved and made it for themselves. It just costs abt a dollar, looks elegant and can be made in a minute.

  6. BeckyR says:

    This is great. I did a similar thing. I bought the Ikea Dokument metal mesh magazine organizer and set it on a lazy susan. Then I hung my earrings all over it and set put my bangle bracelets inside. I’m going to try hanging my necklaces on the other one using S hooks or paper clips.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Wow really cool! Thanks for posting this!

  8. Fabrizio says:

    You’re a Genius!!!!!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Great idea!

  10. nila1920 says:

    wonderful idea! love it!

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