Activity:

Homemade Earring Holder

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What You Need:

  • Embroidery hoop
  • Counted cross-stitch cloth
  • Embroidery floss
  • Needle
  • Scissors

What You Do:

  1. Help your kid cut a square piece of counted cross-stitch cloth that is approximately 4 inches wider than the embroidery hoop. You don’t need a ruler because this doesn’t have to be exact. You just want to make sure that you have enough cloth to extend slightly beyond the hoop.
  2. Stretch the cloth in the embroidery hoop. Tighten the screw and stretching the fabric until the cloth is taut.
  3. Now is the time to get creative. Stitch a decorative border, initials, hearts, or flowers. The design can be symmetric like the one shown in the photo or asymmetric. Anything goes!
  4. Once the embroidery is done and the tail tucked back into the stitching, the organizer is ready to use. Hang it on a nail. Then use it to hang wire earrings, slipping the wires through the holes woven into the fabric.

Optional: Counted cross-stitch fabric can also be stapled into an old picture frame with an easel back if there is space to place the organizer on a dresser, dressing table, or night stand.

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