Kmart shopper's 'fantastic' jewellery storage hack

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While Kmart has many stylish and practical storage ideas, finding the perfect thing isn't always possible.

But one Aussie mum has shared a simple solution to storing her jewellery using just two Kmart products.

"Have been searching everywhere for nice earring storage that doesn't cost an arm and a leg!," Cara wrote on the Kmart Mums Australia Facebook group.

"Hacked this, very happy with how it turned out."

DIY earring holder using Kmart picture frame and cane webbing showing a range of earrings hooked through the rattan. At right, the roll of rattan and the picture frame, before being assembled.
An ingenious hack to make the perfect earring holder using two Kmart products. Photo: Supplied.

"Used a staple gun to hold the rattan in place, but will prob glue it too," Cara explained.

More than 250 members liked the post.

"Excellent hack," one mum said.

"Looks fantastic! Well done!" another shared.

"One of the best hacks I’ve seen; well done," a third said.

Someone even tagged a friend with a market booth display.

"This would be good for your stalls," she wrote.


Cara's 'lightbulb moment'

Cara, a mum of two from Adelaide, said the idea came after searching homewares on the Kmart website.

"I have been searching for an affordable way to store my earrings," she told Yahoo Lifestyle.

"I was browsing the Kmart web and typed in rattan, hoping a placemat or something similar would come up, which is how I found the webbing roll.

"I also have a heap of those picture frames around the house and had a bit of a light bulb moment," she said.

"I am a bit of a neat freak, so hated not having all my earrings in one place!

"I wasn't sure if it would work, but it came together quite nicely."

Two home images; at left a long bench top sits over two document cupboards, with white chairs, and desk organising items against a white wall, with an image of a family beach scene on the wall above. At right, a long bench seat has rattan drawers against a window looking out into a yard, and brown chairs sit around a circular glass table.
It is not the first time Cara has turned to DIY when she couldn't find the right thing for her home, hacking IKEA products. Photo: Supplied

This isn't the first time Cara has turned to DIY to solve problems.

"I'm a bit of a DIYer. I am quite creative and love putting ideas from my head into reality, even though rather frustrating at times," she told us.

"I also hacked the IKEA Kallax and made it a bench seat for my dining area and used a benchtop from IKEA and drawers to make the kids a desk for homeschooling."

Cara was keen to share her idea with fellow Kmart-loving mums but didn't expect the response.

"I was a bit chuffed with the positive feedback and hope that it can help others looking for something similar," she said.

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