DIY Post Earring Holder

I have always found one common problem among all women: organizing and storing jewelry.  I live by the philosophy, “if you can’t see, you won’t wear it.”  This prompted me to create an organized way to display my massive collection of post earrings.  I have a framed screen for my dangle earrings that hangs on the wall, but you have to pull it off completely to put the posts on.  So, I decided I needed a display that I can easily reach around to put the backs of the posts on.  My bedroom has a beach vibe, so I came up with this sweet Starfish DIY Post Earring Holder.  This easy DIY project cost about $12 and takes no more than 15 minutes to create!

DIY Starfish Post Earring Holder | Hermosa Jewelry


  • One knobby starfish- approximately 6-7 inches ($2.50 at Beads and Brushstrokes or you can order here on Etsy)
  • Jute and Nylon Ribbon- 2″ x 3″ ($3.99 at Michaels)
  • Small piece of scrap fabric
  • E6000 glue- 2 oz. ($3.99 at Michaels)
  • Large D-Ring Hangers- 2″  x .75″  ($2.88 at Ace Hardware)
  • Scissors
  • A Nail + Hammer


Gather all of your materials.

DIY Post Earring Holder | Hermosa Jewelry

Cut the ribbon at a length that will fit your collection of post earrings.  I cut this one to 24 inches. The one in my bedroom is 36″ long and holds about 34 pairs of earrings.   You want to cut a little extra for some room for your collection to grow.  DSC_0179 DSC_0180

Turn the starfish and ribbon over so the back is facing you.  Line of the ribbon where you want to place it on the starfish.  Put glue on the entire front of the ribbon that will cover the back of the starfish.  DSC_0182 DSC_0183

Pick up your D-ring and cover the back with glue.  Then place on top of the ribbon on the back of the starfish.  Lightly apply pressure to attach.DSC_0184 DSC_0185 DSC_0186

Cut a small piece of fabric that will cover the back of the starfish, the ribbon, and part of the D-ring.  Cover fabric with glue and then place on top of the D-ring.  Allow to dry over night to ensure maximum hold.  DSC_0188 DSC_0190

Cut the end of the ribbon at a 45 degree angle on the left and right corner to make a decorative edge.  DSC_0191

DIY Starfish Post Earring Holder | Hermosa Jewelry

Start pinning your post earirngs down the ribbon.  I put mine in the holes of the lace + jute for extra hold.  Put the earring backs on the backside of the ribbon.DSC_0192 DSC_0193

Making progress!DSC_0194

Here is the photo of my personal starfish post earring holder.  DSC_0197

Hammer a nail in the wall where you would like to hang your post earring holder.  Hang the D-ring on the nail.


Here is the finished Starfish Post Earring Holder!

DIY Starfish Post Earring Holder | Hermosa Jewelry

Let me know in the comments section what you think of this idea!


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