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TTMT #67 – Way Back Crafts

In which I show a couple of new projects, get nostalgic and am interrupted.

If you make a Sew Awesome Craft or any pattern, craft or recipe from sewhooked,  I’d love to see a photo. Email me or add it to the sewhooked flickr group.

Happy crafting!

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Earring Hanger V2

earring hanger v2

You may remember my earring hanger that I posted some time ago.  No?  Well, go check it out, then!  It’s fun and easy to make.

What do you do when you have a teenage daughter with way more earrings than her hanger can hold?  Make her a new one, of course!

While rummaging around my supplies looking for a spare frame, I came across an extra piece from one of those wire cube storage widgets.  This thing has been hanging around forever in my pile of “you never know” craft supplies.

Today, it found it’s purpose!

It’s as easy as pie to put together (and definitely takes less time than pie!).

All you need is one piece of a wire cube storage set, or some other wire-frame widget, some zip ties, a piece of plastic canvas and some of those awesome 3M Command hooks.  All of these things were in my craft supplies, left over from other projects.  Total cost… $0!

The piece of plastic canvas fit perfectly across, leaving two rows at the top for the earrings that won’t fit through the smaller holes.

Hey, wait a minute!  Some of those earrings are mine…. *grumblegrumble*

earring hanger v2 side detail

I put the zip ties on from the back and then trimmed them, so the closure is hidden.

earring hanger v2 top hooks

Using larger hooks on top gave her a place to put her gargantuan hoop earrings while simultaneously keeping the earring hanger sturdy.

earring hanger v2 bottom hook

A single smaller hook on the bottom holds the whole shebang nice and steady so the earrings don’t get bounced off!

If you make a Sew Awesome Craft or any pattern, craft or recipe from sewhooked,  I’d love to see a photo.  Email me or add it to the sewhooked flickr group.

Happy crafting!

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Craft: Earring Hanger


I don’t make a lot of New Year’s Resolutions, but I do start each year trying to be more organized.  I’m starting with my personal spaces this year; my jewelry, make-up and the like.

I love big, swishy earrings, handmade, hand beaded, felted, you name it.  I have loads that were made by friends and a few made by myself, and those are definitely my favorites.

Storage has gotten a bit precarious and I’m usually trying to disentangle the mess and find a missing earring.

For quite a long time, I’ve used a small earring organizer to keep my studs and other small earrings that have a stem and a back.  It was time for a new, bigger version so I can finally find all of my fabulous earrings!

You need:

  • a picture frame with no glass (recycled or raw wood)
  • plastic canvas
  • hot melt glue
  • scissors
  • ribbon
  • stapler (a staple gun works great if you have one) or thumb tacks
  • optional:  paint & glitter


Cut the plastic canvas to fit inside your frame.


Optional:  Paint the frame the color of your choice.  If the frame is recycled and has a finish, you’ll need to give it a light sanding before painting.

I’m particularly fond of glitter…so I sprinkled some on my frame while it was still wet.


Once the paint and glitter are dry, place the plastic canvas inside the back of the frame.  Go around all four sides with hot melt glue.


This is what you have now!


Cut a piece of ribbon long enough to reach from one corner of the frame to the other, plus a little for turning under on the ends.  The length here depends on how you want your final product to look and how much of the ribbon you’d like to show.  Turn the ends under and staple or tack in place.


Hang on the wall and add all of your lovely dangly earrings!  Works best with French hook earrings.


smaller variation

If you make this or any sewhooked crafts, I’d love to see a photo!  Email me or add it to the Friends of sewhooked flickr group.

Happy Crafting!