Serape Hoop Earring Holder. Photos by Merilee Raynor.……

Hoop Earring Holders

If 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.


In order to complete this D.I.Y. you will need …

Materials for earring holders (not pictured: twine).
  • Scissors
  • Fabric
    • This exact serape fabric is available at Hobby Lobby
    • I recommend one yard of fabric
  • Embroidery hoops
  • Multi-surface glue
  • Acrylic Paint 
  • Paint brush
  • Twine

Although I featured the products I used specifically, all these items will be available through your local arts and crafts supply store.

The fabric and paint color can be anything you choose. I personally love the southwest serape patterns and turquoise, so it was an easy choice for me. Customize your hoops to your style!


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.

The embroidery hoop sets are separated and ready for paint.

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.

Fully painted embroidery hoops.

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.

The paint, Aqua from Craft Smart, compliments the aqua in the serape fabric.

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.

Inside embroidery hoop placed 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.

All 5 hoops glued, fabric-ed and sitting to dry.

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.

Earring holders after trimming the excess fabric.

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.

Twine attached to the metal mechanism of the embroidery hoop.

Step 11:

Hang, place your earrings and enjoy much more custom earring real estate in your closet.

Serape Hoop Earring Holders.
Your hoops can be any color or style that you want.


  • 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.

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