As promised, here’s the first post of one of the projects I’ve been keeping myself busy with while I wait for Re(art)iculated to get off the ground…
I absolutely love the results of this earring hanger project. Not only are my earrings untangled, organised and easy to get to, but they are displayed to make a pretty decoration in my bedroom!
Here is the first hanger I made and then promptly claimed for my bedroom. I have since made a few more…all slightly different, yet all just as lovely.
All you need to make such a hanger is:
- Chipboard, which you can buy really cheaply. I bought a piece for R20 at builders warehouse, which my husband cut into strips to make 7 boards (he wanted to try out his new jigsaw, but you can always get the guys at Builder’s Warehouse to cut it for you instead).
- Lace, in whichever colour and pattern you prefer.
- Wood glue.
- A focal point decoration or as many as you want of whatever kind you like. Take a look below at the different decorations I used (such as the toilet paper and magazine flowers or the white woolen hearts or fabric flowers), if you’d like some ideas.
- Paint if you prefer not to have the natural chipboard colour
Paint the board (if preferred) and cut lace strips of the desired length, leaving at least 2 cm on either side to wrap around the edges. Glue the lace and other decorations on (make sure you wrap the lace around the edges of the board and only glue the lace at the sides, top edges and back of the board, otherwise your earrings can’t go through the holes at the bottom) and once the glue has dried (it will dry transparent, don’t worry), hang you earrings! Easy as pie!
These are some examples of focal point decorations I made…to get your creative juices flowing. If you like one of these ideas, but don’t know how to make it, Google it, there are lots of really good tutorials online.
I hope you have as much fun as I do making and enjoying these!