Morning everyone today I have an odd one, an earring hanger tutorial!
A lot of you have written saying you have lots of earrings but no way to store them all. I like to display my earrings because they’re pretty so this is what I’ve come up with ^_^
Continuing my theme of sweets related storage solutions it’s a gigantic hanging heart made of whipped cream 😀 It can hold as many earrings as you want and it doesn’t matter what type of backs the earring have because they can all just poke through the tulle.
So let’s get crafting!
What you need for this whipped cream earring hanger tutorial:
Firstly you should take your coat and use the pliers to undo the top twisty bit.
Use the pliers to shape it into a heart. Use the twisty ends to secure it together. You can make the heart as big or as small as you need, it just depends on how many earrings you want to hang at the end ^_^
Cut out a piece of tulle which is big enough to cover your heart with a few inches either side for hems.
Thread your needle with the same colour as your tulle. Fold the tulle over the sides of the wire and sew in place. You might want to pin it all before you start sewing. You should make sure to sew it quite tightly, if it doesn’t have tension it won’t be able to hold up earrings.
You should stitch like this:
Keep going around to the other side:
Make sure to pay extra attention to the pointy bit at the top of the heart. You might need to cut the tulle a bit to make it fit.
Cut off all the extra tulle around the edges.
Now time for some whipped cream 😀 Put your heart onto the tray. At this point you should make sure the heart sits flat on the floor, if it’s not flat it won’t sit against the wall. You might want to put some cling wrap down on the tray to make it easy to remove later.
Get your modelling paste and icing bag ready. You can buy modelling paste from most art stores.
I got the idea to use modelling paste rather than silicone etc from Hikaria who is the master of making sweets! Modeling paste will be more durable for a wall hanging, keep it’s shape well and doesn’t have the safety issues that silicone does.
Use a spoon to fill your piping bag with the paste.
Eventually we are going to make 3 rows of little icing swirls but we want the top ones to be much higher than the sides so we need to make an icing platform for it to sit on! Use your piping bag to make a line around the edge of the heart, you should put it directly on top of the wire.
It doesn’t matter if it looks terrible or is broken up because we’re going to cover the whole thing up with more icing later 😀
Put a bit of extra icing at both of the points of the heart.
Put it outside to dry for a while. Depending on how hot it is in your part of the world, drying might take some time.
After it’s dry to the touch bring it back in. Use your piping bag to make a bunch of icing swirls on either side of the first line you made.
You should now pipe the top line of icing swirls on top of the first line you made. It should form a nice little dome ^_^ I forgot to take a photo of that step sorry! Make sure the icing covers all of the wires.
Now let the whole thing dry! It was quite cold when I did mine so I left it for a day then I turned it over and let the back dry for another day.
This is the back:
Once you are completely sure it’s dry gather the rest of your materials.
Cut a length of ribbon for it to hang on.
And hot glue it to the back of the heart. Make sure you do it in a way that’s not visible from the front.
And there you have it! It’s a gigantic whipped cream heart ^_^
To attach earrings just hook/pin them through the holes in the tulle. I made the ribbon hanger longer to make it easy to access the back of studs.
Here’s a close up of all the cream. Because it’s made from modelling paste it should be very hard, be careful because the tips of the cream are pointy!
And so the cycle of sweets themed storage continues XD My next sweets storage is going to be candy cane themed, any guesses to what it is? 😛
Hope you enjoyed the earring hanger tutorial, let me know if you try it!