Make a custom Embroidery Hoop Locker Organizer to keep things accessible and organized in your school locker.
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Who doesn’t love back to school supplies? Some of my favorite things are shopping for new school supplies, seeing new products, then getting the school supplies organized and labeled. I also love making supplies when possible. This embroidery hoop locker organizer is a fast and easy project that can easily be customized by changing the fabric and paint.
Depending on the size of the hoop it can hold a variety of supplies. Of course, the size of the hoop will depend on the locker door size. Make sure to measure the locker door to determine the hoop size you need.
Supplies needed for Locker Organizer:
8″ embroidery hoop (larger if your locker door is bigger)
1/4 yard of fabric
1/4 yard of coordinating fabric
paint (I used DecoArt Melon)
This craft project is so fast you can actually finish 2 locker organizers in about 15 minutes minus paint drying time.
Painting the hoop is optional but I wanted to add a bit more color. It looks really good natural too if you decide not to paint it. I only used one coat of paint on the outside hoop and it dried within 15 minutes.
Once the paint is dry, place the small hoop under the fabric and the large adjustable hoop on top. Position the fabric how you like it. You can make the pocket as large or as small as you like. I recommend making different sizes of pockets to hold different supplies. Sandwich both fabrics between the hoops and make sure the top hoop is tight when you stretch it over the bottom. 1/4 yard of both fabrics will make 2 locker organizers this size.
Cut the fabric, using sharp scissors, as close to the hoop as possible. I didn’t want it slipping when I added supplies so I hot glued the fabric to the back of the hoop for added strength. Another option is to leave 1/4 inch of fabric and wrap it around the hoop then glue in place.
I got my fabric on sale at Walmart so the cost to make 2 locker organizers was only about $4.50. Not a bad price for a custom school locker organizer.
Use a magnetic or sticky hook on the inside of the locker door to hold the embroidery hoop locker organizer in place. I like using a magnetic one so then you can move it wherever you want. You can find a 2 pack of magnetic hooks at the dollar store.
I would suggest taking your kids with you to pick out the fabric. They’ll have fun deciding on the fabric and it’s easy enough they can make it themselves. Enjoy the locker organizers and the new school year!
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Love this! Such a simple and inexpensive locker organizer!
Hi Leanne. What a gorgeous idea! I have included your fabulous Embroidery Hoop Locker organizer in our Crafty Like Granny 🙂 Cheers Emi