Thursday, July 11, 2013

Embroidery Hoop Earring Holder.

Awhile back, I saw some earring holder contraptions that were put together with embroidery hoops over on pinterest. After the garage sale, no one had purchased much if anything out of my mother's jumbo container of rejected crafting goods. So, I stole an embroidery hoop... Lately, I've started a quilt for sister's baby boy who is expected the end of August (hopefully she doesn't read this because that's supposed to be a surprise...) so I have some extra material floating around.

  • Embroidery hoop
  • Material
  • Fiskars roley fabric cutter thing or scissors
  • Cutting mat (if using a roley cutter)
  • Tape or hot glue sticks & gun

I just laid out the material and cut out a general rectangle around it. When cutting a lot of fabric up for things like quilts, those roley cutter things are fantastic! Please don't mind my random, weird name for it.


Then, I pulled apart the embroidery hoop and put the fabric in it. Got the screw back in, leaving it fairly loose. Then I pulled the fabric tight and tightened up the screw more. I did that a few times until everything was nice and tight.

After that, I cut off the big corners that were hanging there. For now, I have the fabric folded and taped into the inside of the embroidery hoop. I'm not sure how tight the fabric will stay, but if it all goes well, I plan on just hot gluing everything into place later on.

When it was all done, I just picked a pace on the wall where I wanted it to be. I hammered a nail into the wall and put it up to test the spot out.

Finally, I put on a couple pairs of earrings  and that's it. It looks like it's a little crooked, I should fix that.

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