Recently, I have been re-organizing and cleaning my craft room in preparation for BEANIE SEASON! I hate when I have a stack of orders and my shipping table is a disaster, I can’t find what I need easily and everything is unorganized. Not only my shipping table but my work table too!
I was looking at the mason jar I had holding all my beautiful, handmade, polymer clay crochet hooks, and I knew I wanted to do something different to store them. Not only did I want them to be safely stored so they’re not bumping into each other, but I also wanted a nice way to display them on my workspace so I can see how pretty they all are as I crochet. I have a bit of an obsession with polymer clay crochet hooks and my collection has grown significantly over the past few months.
I remembered seeing how my girl Angie, over at Harper Baby Shop on Instagram, stored her hooks and I got inspired! This clay hook storage idea is super easy to make! All you really need is a clear container of some kind and a filler material.
I found my glass container at Michael’s in the flower department, it’s about 16 inches wide and 4 inches tall. For my filler, I am using tiny plastic diamonds I had left-over from my sister-in-law’s wedding. There are so many different options for fillers, you could use rice, sand, rhinestone, beads, beans, just go through your kitchen and craft supplies closet! You might already have what you need.
First, clean your container. After your container is clean (and dry), start pouring in your filler material until you are about an inch or so from the top, you can always add more filler as needed. Then start sticking in your crochet hooks and make sure you have enough filler material. It’s that easy!!
I decided to get a little fancy and made this vinyl decal to decorate the front of my container with, but this step is totally optional. Inspired by The Hook Nook’s “hooker mug”, I designed my decal in the Cricut Design Space, then used some transfer tape to place the decal on my container. Now you have a super functional, but also adorable, way to store and display your polymer clay crochet hooks!
Like I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I LOVE my polymer clay hooks. The fact that they are each designed and handmade from different creative women, is so inspiring to me as a maker and I am completely blown away by their talent! If you would like to see each hook up close and personally, let me know in the comments, and I will gladly make a “Hook Post” showing you all my beautiful handmade hooks!
Thank you so much for checking out my blog! I hope you enjoyed this easy tutorial for clay hook organization. Using polymer clay crochet hooks was a game changer for me! If you haven’t used one before I would totally recommend it! If you make a display container for your clay hook collection please tag me in a pic so I can see, and of course, drool over your clay crochet hook collection 😉