Thursday, January 7, 2010

Earring Frame Tutorial

This is a super cute Earring Frame! It is made from 1 Wire hanger and a mesh bag. If you use this tutorial I would love to see your creations! Send me a link :)Step 1: Gather your materials needed. 1 glue gun, 1 wire hanger, 1 mesh bag (or fabric that would be easy to poke the end of your earring through), 1 1/2 inch grosgrain ribbon, 1/3 yard of coordinating fabric (I used chiffon, but anything pretty much will work)

Step 2: Either cut or untwist the end of your hanger. Then bend it into a rectangle (or whatever shape you would like your bag to take on). I synched my bag closed, but do what works best for you
Step 3: Measure around your bag. Double this measurement. This measurement is for the ruffle to go around your "frame"
Step 4: cut strips of fabric 4 inches wide in the length that you need.
Step 5: Sew the strips together into one large circle

Step 6: Fold over the fabric and sew along the edge (I did not sew mine but you could)
Step 7: Hot glue the strip to your wire hanger frame. While you are glueing make sure to ruffle it. If you want to be exact then find the middle and glue on one corner. Then find the opposite side middle and glue that on the opposite corner and work your way around the frame. I really did not care and just started to glue. When I got close to the end I realized that I had not ruffled enough so I had to pull up some of what I had glued and ruffle it more.

Step 8: Glue your grosgrain ribbon onto the opposite side of the frame. This is going to be the front of your frame. You could pleat the ribbon or just do it straight.

Step 9: You are now complete and you MUST (wink, wink) send me a picture of your Earring Frame :)
Now you have a really fun Earring Hanger! You don't have to tell your friends that it did not cost you hardly anything.

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