Morning everyone, odd post today, it’s a DIY jewellery holder shaped like an icecream 😀
Apologies if this tutorial is a little vague, I’ve been sick all night/morning so if something doesn’t make sense feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll update it ^_^
Today’s post is a reader request! Many readers have written in and asked me to show them how to store certain items in a cute way. For example how to store earrings/jewelery/belts/other junk in a creative way that still displays how pretty the items are. There have been so many requests that I’m going to have to turn it into a series of posts… so this is the first.
This is for girls with a small number of earrings/rings/whatever that they want to store.
Firstly, as always you should gather your materials. I’m making mine out of felt but you could use pretty much anything.
-White Felt -Pink Felt -Brown Felt -Dark brown felt -Needle and matching thread -A small amount of stuffing, I cannibalized mine from an old pillow. -A ribbon bow -Scissors -Glue gun
Firstly grab your brown felt. and cut a circle the size you want the base of your ice cream to be. Mine was around 6cm across. Then measure out the circumference of your circle and cut two uneven rectangles (trapezium), the smaller sides should be a few mm bigger than 1/2 of the circumference of your circle, while the longer sides should be maybe 1-2cm more. This is how we’re going to make the cone part of the ice cream.
Put the two trapeziums together and use a blanket stitch down both short sides:
This bit is a little tricky but you should blanket stitch the base to the part you just made. My tip is to put an anchor stitch on each side then sew around, this way your circle doesn’t move while you’re sewing.
Now flip it inside out… and you have a cone! Go you!
Now let’s make the ice cream part 😀 Ok get your ice cream coloured felt together. You are going to need enough for 3 swirls. I am using standard sheets of felt (I think they are around A4 size). Cut one of the white pieces in half length-ways, this will form our two white swirls. Pick a contrasting colour (I’m using pink) and cut one piece the same size as the white you just did. You now have 3 pieces the same size to be used in the swirl… does that make sense?
Fold a white piece in half and loosely stitch down near the open ends so it forms a tube like this:
Fill the tube with a little stuffing, don’t use too much otherwise your ice cream will be too fat and wrinkly to roll up.
Now repeat with the other two pieces. Stack them together in order and stitch them loosely together at the bottom. You can see in this picture that I didn’t have a wide enough piece of pink felt so I had to use 2 piece stitched together >_<
Now it’s time to roll it up 😀 With the good side (the one with all 3 colours) facing you, roll the corner backwards and stitch it in place.
Keep rolling in a downwards motion so it forms the shape of an ice cream…
Stitch the bottoms in place as you go so nothing unravels.
It will probably take you a couple of goes to get it the right width for your cone as well as the right swirly effect but if you don’t like it unroll and start again until it looks like this:
Securely sew the ice cream so it’s not going to unravel and put it to the side. Get your cone part and fill it with some stuffing…
Now place your icecream in the cone and arrange the stuffing so it fits. Turn the tops of the cone over and stitch it to the icecream part.
When you’re done it should look something like this!
Now get your ribbon bow and the dark brown felt. Cut out a bunch of match sticks from the felt that are around 2/3rd the height of your cone.
If you want a really nice finish you should stitch these on but I didn’t have much time when I was doing this so I just used the hot glue gun 😉
Anyway add your ribbon bow to the front and then glue the match sticks around the cone like this:
If you have left over felt you can make a chocolate stick to go on top by rolling a piece up and gluing it in place ^_^
And that’s finished! Now you just need to add your jewelery:
You can hang earrings in any of the swirls as well as rings and small necklaces.
The chocolate swirl is also really good for wrapping longer items around.
So there you have it, a pretty way to store smaller collections of jewelery ^_^
Next in this series of reader requests is going to be “How can I store a really large collection of earrings in a cute way?”
Thank you for everyone who has been submitting reader requests, I’m a bit behind on posting at the moment but I promise they are all on my “List of things to Post” so I will get to them eventually!
In the mean time if you have any other requests please don’t hesitate to send them to me via my Contact page.
Also let me know if you make your own DIY jewellery holder!