When I found two cool industrial looking metal embroidery hoops at my local thrift store the other day, I knew I could find a good use for them. (My husband thinks it’s funny that I buy things without the slightest idea of what to do with them. Silly man.) My oldest daughter recently got her ears pierced and has been collecting earrings in a bowl, so I decided to make her an earring organizer. It turned out to be such an easy and inexpensive project, that I just had to share it.
You only need a few supplies to make this easy craft. I had the hoops, so all I needed was a quick trip to Hobby Lobby to find burlap and embellishments, which I found (of course) on clearance. And, as always, it helps to have a glue gun on hand.
First collect your supplies:
- Glue Gun
Next, cut a small piece of burlap. You could also use lace, or any other fabric with a loose weave, so the earring posts can easily slide through it. It needs to be about an inch larger than your hoop on each side.
Separate the pieces of your hoop. Mine is spring loaded, but you can also use the traditional wooden hoops with the screw clasps.
Spend a little time laying out the design you want with your embellishments. Then, just glue them down. Or you can sew them, since after all, that’s what an embroidery hoop is designed for. However, I don’t sew unless I’ve completely exhausted all my other options. Some of the embellishments came with little wires on the back, so I threaded these through the burlap and tightened them on the back.
Have fun with this easy, quick, and cheap earring organizer project. I’d love to see your results if you try it for yourself!