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Topic: Glam-as-all Get out Earring Holder from a Cereal box!?  (Read 8703 times)
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missy
« on: July 26, 2005 11:44:05 AM »




Hi Crafting buddies! Its been FOREVER since i posted a project, but I'm all moved into my new apt & have my things here and organized, so project 1 was this fun new EARRING CADDY!  It was probably one of the easiest things I've ever made, and it came out as one of the more professional projects I've done.

Tutorial:
1. Cut a piece of cardstock to the size that you'd like.  (i used a cereal box) Make sure its not too thick, or you won't be able to poke holes into it. Too thin, and it won't support the weight of the earrings.
2. cut fabric leaving about 1/2-1" around all corners
3. Pull the fabric tight around the cardboard & Staple as close to the edge as you can. (i also used a bit of white glue before stapling to help hold it evenly.)
4. Cut off any excess fabric at the corners or edges
5. Cut some decorative ribbon (I used thick ribbon with gold threading and black to pull out the fabric colors I used)
6. Hot glue ribbon around the edges, wrapping around the back to hide the ends(this will also add thickness at the corners and keep it off of the wall) Glue the Hanger the same way
7. Note: most earrings are not sturdy enough to poke through, so I took a Push pin and made my holes in the cardboard. Insert earrings & Hang.

You'll never waste time looking for a pair again, and it will look great on your wall too!

You might want to use some plain cardstock, possibly a folder or something similar, obviously, I don't want anyone to see the back of mine! hahah. You could also spraypaint it, but i wan't feeling that ambitious since I'm the only one who will see the back. Smiley



ENJOY!


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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2005 12:21:38 PM »

Very nice, it even has an antique feel to it.
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2005 12:43:53 PM »

NIce-lee done, and well organized! I totally spotted some earrings i have, like three pairs! Yay! Craftsters is as craftsters do! Loving it!  Grin  Grin  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2005 04:59:21 PM »

I am going to absolutely steal your idea for my own room! I just moved, and being the slightly anal-retentive perfectionist I am, I can't unpack unless something is going into it's perfect, just-right place. Now I know where my earrings are going!

Thanks - and yours looks fabulous.
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mortimer_frog
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2005 07:44:35 PM »

i LOVE your idea and its soo simple! thanks for the tutorial!! here's what i came up with!....but sadly my earings arnt as cool as yours....they accually look  kinda pitiful...



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make it the latest trend, then abandon it, and start a new one, make it an over heated sewing machine at 3 a.m make it transform a pile of scrap fabric into a next level handbag. Make it sparkle. make it somthing you will call a statement, but youll just call another random tuesday
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2005 07:46:00 PM »

what an amazing idea! i feel dumb not thinking of it myself! we go through cereal like crazy! thanks for the inspiration! Wink
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honorhappy
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2005 04:05:00 AM »

I just used my cereal and pop tart boxes as mats for some black and white pictures I found, partially inspired by this thread.  Yay!
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bunnygirl82
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2005 08:37:32 AM »

What a great idea!!  I will definitely be trying this one!  Thank you Smiley
By the way, I LOVE your earrings!
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sleepywalkin
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2005 08:40:22 AM »

this is awesome - it combines function and decoration.  very nice Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2005 11:54:00 PM »

all of u people who have made earring holders...always have awesome earrings!
where did u get the long pink leaves & the white skulls?

that cereal is my mom's favorite!
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