Make a super cool hanging jewelry organizer with heart shaped hooks! The trick to making the hooks is as simple as using play dough and the rest is come easy knots… Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.
Whether you’re looking for a cool DIY gift or a Valentine’s Day craft for teens and tweens, this super cool heart hook hanging jewelry organizer is made easy using…
It’s almost like a play dough, except that it cures as a rubber and it sticks almost anything to anything…
They recently sent me their newest formula – a skin-safe family-friendly version that’s perfect for tween crafting. I made this hanging jewelry organizer with it, starting out with some heart shaped hooks and working in some super simple “macrame” to make it pretty.
I didn’t even do the BEST job at the macrame and it still came out nice!
This heart hook organizer is a great place to “drop your jewelry” at the end of the day. It’s not meant for storing a ton of pieces, but it’s a great place to display your favorite few and keep your dresser uncluttered.
It’s also meant to be very decorative.
The wooden beads are totally optional but it’s another cool way to make this DIY hanging jewelry organizer interesting. It pulls together the colorful heart hooks on the dowel with the macrame bottom.
Keeping this project simple makes it a perfect Valentine’s day (or everyday) project for tweens who are still developing those crafting skills but are ready for something more sophisticated!
What you need to make a heart hook hanging jewelry organizer:
- Skin-friendly formula Sugru
- A 12 inch 1/4-1/2 inch thick dowel
- Cotton twine (or your favorite string)
- Optional: wooden beads with large holes
How to make a heart hook hanging jewelry organizer:
Watch the video below to see it in action! Or, scroll down for step-by-step instructions and photos.
1. Make a heart shape with your Sugru.
2. Bend it around your dowel so that it sit comfortable and curves slightly.
3. Try to make the heart more “hook-ish” – by deepening the groove in the center of the heart and making the front stick out enough to hold a necklace.
4. Continue with as many hearts as you’d like. You can even add some for decoration, even if you don’t plan to use them as hooks.
Allow your Sugru to cure fully according to package instructions before proceeding.
5. Start tying on your strings. Leave them generous in length – at least double how long you want them. I actually did this the complicated way – I tied two strings around the dowel. Instead, quadruple the length and just fold it over the dowel and knot it below. Don’t worry about the exact angle of your hooks now – you’ll be able to turn the dowel so that the positioning is right when you’re done.
Place your groups of 2 strings between the hooks and at each end.
6. Start tying your strings together, about an inch and a half down, taking one string from each pair and tying it to the neighbor as pictured…
7. Now, tie it back to its original partner. You’re basically forming diamonds – you can decide how symmetrical you want it to be. Mine didn’t come out PERFECT as I was trying to video at the same time, which is hard on such a large-scale project! But you get the picture…
8. If you’d like, you can string on some large hole wooden beads. Keep in mind that you’ll be stringing two strings through so you need pretty large holes.
9. Continue knotting your strings as you’d like until you are satisfied.
10. Leave a few inches at the end to finalize the boho fringy look, add a bead to give it some weight, and tie a knot, Trim as you’d like it.
11. Add a string to hang it with and you’re done!
Reposition your hearts so that they tilt at the right direction. Hang it from a nail and hang your favorite necklaces and bracelets.
Doesn’t it look sweet? You can now display your favorite pieces in style with this hanging jewelry organizer.