Earring Holder

Yes! It’s a crafting post! Aren’t you THRILLED? This one is awesome. I have tons of pairs of earrings, way too many for the earring holders I have. They are constantly falling off and making me swear, so I decided to increase capacity this weekend.

You will need: an embroidery hoop, paint, glue, and some kind of loose weave fabric, like lace or fishnet.

Paint the embroidery hoop whatever color your little minion heart desires. I happen to have at least a half dozen embroidery hoops laying around, way more than I’ll ever need to sew things. I painted mine black, let it dry throughly, then painted red glitter on the outer one. Having a lack base coat really makes red glitter stand out much better.

Next, put the fabric into the hoop. Don’t cut anything yet! Use the corner of the fabric, and stretch it across. Tighten the hoop as much as possible. Test your fabric by poking it in the middle. You want it to be taught, but a bit stretchy. You want to make sure it’s not pulling out of the hoop at all. Once you have that ready to go, keep the fabric in the hoop, and cut it away from the larger piece of fabric.

Now cut the fabric down very low, so that only a tiny bit sticks up on the back.

I coated the back edge with glue to make sure the fabric would stay in place. I don’t see how I could ever get the fabric back in place if it slipped even a little, so I decided to prevent that possibility. I used fabric glue, but I think Elmer’s would work just fine here. You just need something that will soak into the fabric, rather than sit on top like a silicon glue would. I let it dry overnight.

This is how awesome it looks now. The flower is actually a hair clip that had nowhere to live, and I think it looks great right there. I put all my black and red earrings on it, and I love it!

You can see why I needed a new earring holder. Yes, I have that many earrings. No, I’m not sharing. The other earring holders are made from Popsicle sticks and window screen material. They were made by my wonderful sis Beans. Yay! Closet cuteness!

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September 25, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Arts and Crafts.

2 Comments

  1. Cla!re replied:

    Wow, they look great! I’m so going to make one 😀
    Do you have any tips on making an earring holder for stud earrings?

    Thanks ❤

    • thatcleverchick replied:

      This method would still work, you just have to be able to access the back. You know what? I’ll think about this, and see if I can come up with something else, too.

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