A friend made a super cool earring holder for less than $3 that is so crafty and frugal I had to share her creation with you.
She took an old picture frame that was out of use and removed the back. In its place she inserted a rectangle of wire mesh she bought at the hardware store, cut to fit. She used a few thumb tacks to secure the mesh, then hung various pairs of earrings in it.
The picture frame turned earring holder can hang on the wall or stand up on a dresser. Very useful and it makes a great gift!
The cost: a picture frame can be had for less than $10 and my friend paid $2.58 for four square feet of wire mesh. So aim for $15 or less.
UPDATE: Reader Julie shared an important update about tarnishing that I needed to share:
The pictured earring holder actually uses a different kind of mesh that I found at the hardware store, which is made of fiberglass instead of metal. So, itï¿½s flexible, easy to work with, doesnï¿½t poke/cut you, and wonï¿½t tarnish your earrings. And it was actually cheaper than wire mesh. Looks exactly the same.