Whipped Cream Heart Earring Hanger Tutorial!

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 ^_^

Heart Hanger Tutorial

Continuing my theme of sweets related storage solutions it’s a gigantic hanging heart made of whipped cream πŸ˜€ 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.

How to store hair accessories, pins and scarves ^_^

Blah storage problems, how to store hair accessories?

I get a whole lot of reader request for cute storage tips so today I’m going to share with you how I store my scarves and accessories. These are only going to be very rough tutorials because I made the items many many months ago ^_^

How to store scarves, pins and hair accessories ^_^

I have to apologize for the quality of these photos, James is wiping his computer today so I can’t use his fancy camera, these were all taken with my phone >_<

First question is about how to store scarves. I love scarves, they are completely awesome and super versatile. I always have one on my handbag for emergencies! But when you have this many it can be quite hard to store them. I previously had them in a drawer but it’s so hard to find the one you want without searching through all 7 million of them…

How to store scarves, pins and hair accessories ^_^

You need:

  • Toilet rolls
  • Old yarn/wool
  • Bows/decoration
  • Sticky tape

-First gather your materials!

-Cut the toilet rolls into sections that are around 5cm long. Cut as many sections as you have scarves (or maybe a few more so you can add to your collection later!)

-Sticky tape them together into a grid pattern.

-Get your yarn ready. I used some old scratchy pink and white acrylic yarn.

-Start wrapping around the rolls you stuck together. Keep wrapping until it’s all completely covered. Pay special attention to the places where the rolls join together so they are strong.

-After it’s completely covered add a strap out of plaited yarn to the top.

-And then hot glue/sew bows on if you want more decoration ^_^

Now you can add your scarves in. Loop the scarves through the holes so the ends stick out the back. Choose your favorite scarves for the bottom holes so their ends hang down. You can hang it in your bathroom or where ever you like!

How to store scarves, pins and hair accessories ^_^

Now on to the hair accessories ^_^

I have a lot of hair accessories. A lot. If they don’t have somewhere to live, they end up getting very messy and broken!

So I made myself a cute place to store them, I like it because it looks like a gigantic shopping bag πŸ˜€

How to store scarves, pins and hair accessories ^_^

So to make one you need the following:

  • Fabric in whatever size you want
  • Knitting needle or something to make the top rigid
  • Plastic handle
  • Lace
  • Glue gun
  • Needle and thread
  • Bows/decoration

-Gather your materials

-Cut out the fabric to the size you want.

-Hem the two sides and the bottom either with hot glue or sew it. You can see in the above photo how uneven my hems are because the fabric is slightly see through XD

-Hem the top in the same way but put the knitting needle in the fold of the fabric. This is going to make it nice and strong and give it structure rather than just being a floppy piece of fabric.

-Sew or glue on lace to the bottom and top of the fabric.

-Sew the plastic handle to the top, you should stitch it so it’s actually attached to the knitting needle. This way it won’t put stress on the fabric.

-Glue some bows to cover the stitches.

-Add accessories and hang it up!

I like to put all my accessories that are on bobby pins along the sides and the ones with pins/brooch backs in the middle πŸ˜€

How to store scarves, pins and hair accessories ^_^

So there you have it, I hope that all makes sense! It’s harder to write tutorials without pictures so if you have any questions just let me know!

If I ever make more of these I’ll make sure to take photos along the way ^_^

*Edit* Shmuberry made her own version of the scarf holder in the shape of a heart!! Go have a look at her post here, it’s so cute!!*/Edit*

So how do you all store hair accessories?

Tray Table Socks Tutorial

Ages ago I showed you very quickly how I decorated my tray table. I love this thing to death because it means that I can work out in the lounge room without having a gigantic burning laptop scalding my legs! Because it’s adjustable I can make it flat and do crafts and nail art on it too πŸ˜€

Tray Table Socks Tutorial

The problem with it is that on tiles every time you move it scrapes and make horrible noise. This is what the bottom of the feet look like, the tiles have actually worn through the paint! So my solution is to make it some socks to keep it’s feet warm πŸ˜€

How to Store False Eyelashes in a Cake… yes a cake.

How to store false eyelashes? Challenge accepted.

It’s no secret, I love cake. No I don’t think you guys get it… I looooooove cake. So much so that the first thing I thought when I was trying to think of a way to store my false eyelashes was cake… and you’ll see why in a minute πŸ˜€

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If you’re anything like me you have a lot of lashes. Here in Aus they don’t come in the nice little trays, they come in stupid plastic packets which mean it’s really difficult to store and reuse them. My counter tends to look like this after a few days…

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Very ugly, very messy and very unhygienic. So what to do? When I found this cheap craft storage box at a $2 store I had a great idea πŸ˜€

The storage container looks like this when it’s filled up. Each compartment has it’s own lid so when you need one set they won’t all fall out and it’s transparent so you can see them all at once. It’s exactly the right size so your lashes don’t get crushed or out of shape.

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So let’s get started! This is what you need for cakey lash storage:

-Paper clay. I picked up a kit from Singapore but I’ve seen this same kit available on Etsy as well. -Container -Cute ribbon -Icing bag with nozzles -Optional if your paper clay kit doesn’t come with white icing you can use acrylic modeling paste (read more here) -Small false flowers

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So this is what came in my kit. It has lots of molds and a couple of colours of clay and a ready to go icing kit.

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I wanted a strawberry for my cake so I made one with the mold like this:

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Put clay in both sides of the mold.

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Squish it together..

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You get this:

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Remove the extra and you’ve got a strawberry.

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You can make pretty much anything you want by hand as well as it’s really easy to work with. I made some macarons, hearts, icecream tops and some of those swirly chocolate wafer stick things.

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Also squish some of the yellow clay flat and cut out 8 fairly equal triangles like this. These are going to be the slices of cake on top so make the roughly the same size as the container sections.

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I make a bunch of clay bits and pieces at a time because they need to be left to dry over night.

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The next day!

Now that everything is nice and dry let’s get going! Turn your container upside down so the lid parts are on the bottom and coat the top sections with epoxy glue.

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Glue the triangles you made on πŸ˜€

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Now decide on the design you want on the top. I like to lay mine out first so I know that it will all fit!

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Before I go ahead and glue it all, here is a mini tutorial inside a tutorial on making the wafer swirl things. After they’ve dried you can add the chocolate. I paint mine with brown nail polish πŸ˜€

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Paint the swirl… fairly self explanatory! Let them dry really well before you add them to the cake!

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Now back to the cake!!

Time to cover the edges, get your pretty ribbon and glue it around the edge. You should align it as close to the bottom lids as you can without obstructing the opening/closing. Don’t worry about having a large gap towards the top, we’re going to fill that with icing πŸ˜€

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I decided to put flowers on the top of mine, glue whatever you decided to put there ^_^

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Time for icing!

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Fill your icing bag with whatever you’re using for the icing (please use the paper clay or acrylic modeling paste rather than silicon as silicon attracts a lot of dirt in the bathroom) and get any decorations you have for the top close at hand.

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Start icing around the top gap of your cake πŸ˜€

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You can use whatever icing method you like, I just did this: http://www.wilton.com/technique/Shell

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I did two lines of icing to fill the gap up to the ribbon.

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Next pipe a gigantic swirl in the middle of the flowers πŸ˜€

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Then while the icing is still wet you should add in any decorations you want. I added the strawberry, two wafers and some diamantes πŸ˜€

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Make sure to leave it to dry at least a day or so then it’s ready to use πŸ˜€

And there you have it! A delicious way to add to your bathroom collection of sweets! And oraganise your collection of lashes!

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Also if your collection is bigger than 8 pairs (like mine is) you can just add more layers to your cake underneath ^_^ YUM!

So it would appear that my bathroom now has an unintentional sweets theme now XD

Do you have tips or tricks? Can you tell me a better way to store false eyelashes?

DIY Jewellery Storage Idea – Icecream

Morning everyone, odd post today, it’s a DIY jewellery holder shaped like an icecream πŸ˜€

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.

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Firstly, as always you should gather your materials. I’m making mine out of felt but you could use pretty much anything.

Anyway add your ribbon bow to the front and then glue the match sticks around the cone like this:

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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 ^_^

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And that’s finished! Now you just need to add your jewelery:

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You can hang earrings in any of the swirls as well as rings and small necklaces.

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The chocolate swirl is also really good for wrapping longer items around.

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So there you have it, a pretty way to store smaller collections of jewelery ^_^

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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!

Part 3 of Setting Up Your Blogging Space- Putting it all together…

I have a couple of little announcements before the main post on setting up your blogging space!

Firstly I’ve done an interview with the lovely Hollie from Mermaid’s Closet click here if you’d like to have a look πŸ™‚

Secondly, I’ve been planning on doing an FAQ about Hime Gyaru styles for a while now and I’ve actually gotten around to starting to write it ^_^ So if there are any questions you have about my style or Hime Gyaru in general I’d love to hear them. You can put them in the comments or go to my contact page if you’d like to do it more privately πŸ™‚

Lastly I’m going away for a few days to the beach for New Years (I hope my new swim suit arrives today or else that’s going to suck!)… anyway that means I’ll probably be missing Art Friday this week but I’m taking a sketch book so I might post something on Sat. I’ve just gotten WordPress on my phone so I might test it out and try to post some snap shots πŸ˜€

But back to the important bits…

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I’ve had a lot of questions about the mechanics of blogging lately so I’ve decided to make a series of posts with tips on setting up a productive blogging space ^_^

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