The home to everyone is to him his castle and fortress, as well for his defense against injury and violence, as for his repose ~ Edward Coke
My babies needed a safe home, and they needed one badly. Everyone does … don’t they?
My Knitpros, my rosewoods, my flexi-grip hooks, my lace hooks and my speed stix — they were just being bounced around, from place to place. From a plastic bag, to a too-small pencil case, to errr … nothing. It was a shame that they had no “fortress”; they had no place to call home. So I “made” them one.
I was home again today, still recuperating from this last whooper of a migraine and I was glad that I had a place to rest today. So why not make one for them? I didn’t want to sleep anymore; I needed a quick project that could be an even quicker F.O. (finished object) to relax some more. I didn’t want to crochet or knit a case so this yarn wrapped pretty was just the ticket.
The colour palette was inspired by my Knitpro hooks and project just took off from there. Armed with a glue gun, yarn, a random strip of tulle, a button and a storage jar, my babies home went from:
I made sure to use a jar that was short enough so the hook sizes are not hidden because the jar is too tall. With this, I could read the hook size on the handle of all the hooks in the jar. Yes, pretty storage is a must but so is practicality. Hunting for the sizes — no bueno!
The back doesn’t look as tidy with all the glue residue, but I’ll leave it overnight then clip the residue off with a nail clipper or trim it with my tiny scissors.
Tip: For anyone who tries this project, if a wide mouth jar is used, to have your hooks stand up well, trim and glue to the inside of the jar a trimmed to size Styrofoam cup. Once the cup is securely fastened in the jar, place the hooks in the Styrofoam cup — no-one would be the wiser. 😉
ETA: 8.4.2012 — craft glue is better to use than a hot glue gun. It dries cleaner.
Don’t they look happy in their new “castle”?!!!!
ETA: I’m joining Tami’s for F.O. Friday with this post … hop over to her site and be inspired.
Happy Friday! 😀
I LOVE IT – what a super pretty castle for your hooks and what a great idea to adorn the glass. Stunning colours too. I guess I may have have to adopt that idea of yours.
Glad that you are over your migraine – they suck eggs!
Feel free, but make sure you post when you do!
And thanks for the migraine concern. This one was a doozy — bigger than any one I had to deal with in the last couple of years. They really do suck eggs!
Thanks so much everyone for your feedback. You all keep inspiring me to craft, craft, craft! 🙂
What a cute way to keep your hooks! And might I ask where you get your rosewood hooks, or what brand they are? I don’t have any at all and it makes me jealous seeing your beautiful collection!
I got mine one at a time here. I picked them up when they’re on sale … at $6.39. That’s the lowest price I’ve ever seen them anywhere. I think a sale’s going on now … check it out!
You’re very welcome! 🙂
I might have to steal that idea. 🙂 Was that just yarn wrapped around and glued to the jar? That’s a great idea to use up some scrap yarn. Looks a lot better than the giant plastic bin currently holding all my hooks and needles.
Yes ma’am … steal away!!! Easy peasy. 🙂 Let me see yours when you’re done okay. And we still need to do dranks!!!! LOLOL!!!
Oh that is a good solution. I just got a roll from DellaQ for all of mine.
thanks for the idea..my hooks and dpn’s always seem to end up in a zip lock glad bag!
Who you’re telling? Mine were all over the place. 😀
Great idea! And I think the styrofoam cup will also protect the tips of the hooks….
I didn’t think of that but that’s a really good point! 🙂
Great idea to add the styrofoam cup. I never would have thought of that!
That was all trial and error! I’m so glad it worked out!
Oh I love this idea! I might try something like that for my DPNs coz I’m sick of searching for them in all the boxes .
Oh boy … I think I’m going to do that too! 😀