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Hoop Earring HoldersIf any of you are like me, you have too many earrings and not enough space … ever. I mean, my earrings may as well be duplicating on their own at this point. To help me avoid an earring bowl or spending too much on holders (and not enough on earrings), I found the best earring holder is an easy do-it-yourself. These hoop earring holders are affordable, customizable, and easily reproduced. As my earring collection grows, I can so easily craft many of these hoops. And a little bonus, they add color and style to my closet walls without sacrificing space.
Materials:In order to complete this D.I.Y. you will need …
- This exact serape fabric is available at Hobby Lobby
- I recommend one yard of fabric
- Embroidery hoops
- Available from Amazon
- Multi-surface glue
- E6000 is available at Walmart
- Acrylic Paint
- This color (Aqua) is available at Michael’s
- Paint brush
- Available at Walmart
Step 1:Separate the two parts of each embroidery hoop set and prepare your station for painting. Remember to cover any surface you are working on, acrylic paint will dye and/or stain most surfaces.
Step 2:Paint each hoop and allow to dry. I recommend painting every side even if they will not show, this ensures uniformity in color. I choose this specific paint (Aqua from Craft Smart, available at Michael’s) in order to compliment the fabric and add a bright pop of color.
Step 3:While the hoops are separate, glue the entire outside rim of the inside hoop in each pair. Make sure to evenly distribute the glue around the hoop in a medium layer, this will serve as the main hold of the fabric. Do not allow large chunks or uneven glue, if needed use a popsicle stick or toothpick to distribute the glue.
Step 4:Place the glued inside hoop upon the underside of the fabric. With this serape fabric, the underside is significantly less colorful and easy to distinguish. Make sure that the fabric you want showing on the earring holders is face down when placing the inside hoop.
Step 5:Place the outside hoop on the front side of the fabric and push down to be even with the inside hoop, stretching the fabric slightly between the two hoops. If needed, pull small sections of the fabric around the hoops to fully extend the fabric.
Step 5:Tighten outside hoop around the inside hoop using the metal tightening mechanism on the outside hoop. Repeat steps 3 through 6 for each hoop, until all hoops are tightened with the fabric glued between them. I recommend orientating the metal mechanisms in the same direction to the fabric. This will ensure the fabric looks similar in each hoop.
Step 7:Let the glue dry. I recommend to wait 1-2 hours, or overnight if convenient, to let glue fully set on hoops and fabric.
Step 8:Cut each hoop out of the main fabric piece.
Step 9:Trim the excess fabric from the back of each hoop for a clean, polished look.
Step 10:Tie twine around the metal clasp at the top to allow easy hanging. This is optional, although a small piece of wire, rope, ribbon or twine does easily help in hanging.
Step 11:Hang, place your earrings and enjoy much more custom earring real estate in your closet.
- Inside hoop: In each embroidery hoop set there is the hoop with the metal attachment and the solid hoop, the solid hoop is the inside hoop.
- Outside hoop: In each embroidery hoop set there is the hoop with the metal attachment and the solid hoop, the hoop with the metal attachment is the outside hoop.