3 Complete DIY Earring Holder Tutorials (for Beginners)

3 easy and creative DIY Earring Holder tutorials for beginners. Learn how to make these beautiful earring holders with only a few supplies and proudly display your earring collections.

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Hello crafty people, here with super fun and useful craft project today; DIY earring holders! These earring holders don’t just look beautiful, but they’re also easy to make, require basic supplies, and are very useful.

Since I run my own small business where I mostly sell earrings, I’m always looking for ways to display and organize my crafted earrings. If you run a small shop of earrings or jewelry pieces, you can try one of these embroidery hoop earring holders for displaying your products. What’s more fun than a DIY earring holder, crafted by you to display or organize your very own products. 

In today’s post, we will share 3 earring holder ideas using embroidery hoops. All 3 designs are beginner-friendly and require only a few craft supplies. With the help of our step-by-step tutorial, you can easily learn how to make earring holders.

Each of these earring holders won’t cost more than a dollar or 2. The average price of a wooden embroidery hoop is less than a dollar. Besides the embroidery hoop, you’ll need a piece of burlap fabric for the first design (the project requires around 1/4 of a yard), some dry twigs for the second design, and a small amount of yarn (not even a whole bundle) for the third design. 

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Things You’ll Need to Make These Earring Holders

Materials

  • Burlap fabric
  • Yarn – medium or medium-light
  • Dry twigs
  • Wooden embroidery hoops
  • Acrylic paint

Tool

  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun (and glue sticks)
  • Paintbrush
  • Ruler
  • Tapestry needle

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How to Make Earring Holders (3 Complete Instructions)

DIY Earring Holder Tutorial 1: 

Step 1: Preparing the Burlap Fabric

Select a wooden embroidery hoop of your choice (we’re using a 6 inches hoop). Separate the 2 parts of the embroidery hoop.

Measure and cut out a piece of burlap fabric, big enough to cover the hoop. Better to keep 2 inches extra around all sides of the fabric. Place the small hoop on a flat surface and then place the burlap fabric on top of it.

Step 1: Preparing the Burlap Fabric

Step 2: Attaching the Burlap Fabric

Place the large hoop on the top of the fabric and carefully press it against the small hoop. If necessary, loosen up the top screw of the large hoop, and pull it open as much as needed to fit it over the fabric and small hoop. The large hoop should fit over the small hoop (including the fabric) tightly. 

Once the hoops are attached nicely, use a pair of scissors to trim off the extra edges of the attached burlap fabric. Try to trim as neatly as possible. 

Step 2: Attaching the Burlap Fabric

Step 3: Securing and Painting the Frame

To secure the open edges of the attached burlap fabric, use hot glue. We’re using golden acrylic paint to paint the front side of the large hoop. Allow the paint to dry before using it. 

Step 3: Securing and Painting the Frame

Step 4: Organize Earrings and Display

You can hang this earring hoop organizer by using the top rings and screw as the hanging mechanism. Organize or display earrings through the 

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DIY Earring Holder Tutorial 2: 

Step 1: Marking the Frame (Embroidery Hoop)

For this earring holder, we’re using the large hoop (outer hoop) of an embroidery hoop set (pair). Select dry twigs of the same thickness (thickness should be enough to hold average earring hooks). The size of the twigs should also be 2 or 3 inches longer than the size of the selected hoop. 

Use a ruler to mark the points where you’d like to attach the dry twigs. Make sure to keep the twigs parallel and keep a minimum of 2 cm distance between every 2 parallel twigs. We’re using a pencil to mark the points on the hoop.

Step 1: Marking the Frame (Embroidery Hoop)

Step 2: Attaching the Twigs

Start from either top or the bottom side of the hoop. Simply use a hot glue gun to attach the twigs to the hoop. This earring holder is the easiest of the 3 earring holders we’re showing you today. Attach enough twigs to fill the embroidery hoop and then you’re done. 

Step 2: Attaching the Twigs

Step 3: Organizing Earrings

Now organize your earrings as per your taste. You can try different patterns to make them look aesthetic. 

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DIY Earring Holder Tutorial 3: 

Step 1: Attaching Yarn to the Hoop

For the third design, we are using the inner hoop of the previous hoop set. We will follow the basic tapestry weaving technique for this design.  First, we will create the warp, which is the vertical string on a weaving loom. Take a yarn bundle and tie a tight knot around the hoop, at any point.

Draw the yarn stand in the opposite direction and wrap it around the hoop’s band twice, and then draw it back near its initial side (the knot). The first warp is done.

Step 1: Attaching Yarn to the Hoop

Step 2: Forming the Warp Strings

When drawing the yarn to the other side of the hoop, make sure that it’s pulled tightly and the wrapping is also tight. Each time you draw the yarn to the opposite direction, wrap it around the hoop’s band twice and continue to do so.

Continue this process until the hoop is filled with warp strings. After reaching the end of the warping, tie a tight knot around the hop and cut off yarn from the bundle. Now, we will weave horizontally through the vertical warps. Attach yarn around any intact part of the hoop (on either side of the warps). Thread a tapestry needle through the open end of the tied yarn.

Step 2: Forming the Warp Strings

Step 3: Horizontal Weaving

Simply, weave over and under the vertical warp strands. Each time the needle reaches the other end, draw it tightly and wrap it around the hoop’s adjacent band twice. Then, weave your way to the opposite side again.

Step 3: Horizontal Weaving

Step 4: Complete Weaving

Continue to weave over and under until the vertical and horizontal strands are even. After reaching the end, tie a knot and cut off the extra yarn. Attach a hanging mechanism at the backside of the woven hoop piece.

Step 4: Complete Weaving

Step 5: Displaying Earrings

Completed the diy earring display project? Now display your earrings. 

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DIY Creative Earring Holder: Essential Tips for Makers

Here are some tips in case you’re having difficulty crafting the earring holders.

For the first design, make sure to loosen the outer frame’s screw and fit the inner (including fabric) frame nicely and tightly inside the outer frame.
For extra security, we would suggest you apply hot glue around the open edges of the trimmed fabric for the first design.
For the second design, use dry and sturdy twigs. The thickness and strength of the stick should be enough to hold an average heavy pair of earrings.
For the third design, select firm yarn instead of flexible yarn.

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We’re sharing these 3 homemade earring holder designs in today’s post but of course, you can come up with many different designs for earring holders by just using an embroidery hoop. These 3 designs are quite basic; you can use any kind of fabric instead of the burlap fabric, just make sure that the fabric threads and weaving aren’t loose.  

We would absolutely love to see if you re-create any one of these earring holders. If you do craft one or two, please do tag us on Facebook or Instagram (use #thecraftaholicwitch) and show us how you are displaying your earrings.

Have a wonderful day!

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