You read that right!
Get excited! For just a few pennies, and a little time you can create a whole supply of new earrings.
Supplies needed to make your own DIY earrings from paper:
- Thick Cardstock (I used Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock)
- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
- Small Hole Punch
- Jump Rings
- Fish Hook Earring Wires
- Craft Punches, Die Cuts or Electronic Cutting Machine Images
You could also use heavy pre-patterned paper. I love using Core’dinations Glitter Silk paper. It cuts easily, and is already glittered, yet it is not stiff like other glitter papers I have used. It is flexible and sturdy and perfect for this project.
Did I mention it was glittery?
With your shapes, think outside the box. You don’t need any fancy tools.
I loved the swirly, loopy bottom of this ribbon border punch I had in my stash.
I used my craft knife to cut out the center of the triangle.
Remember when I said to go crazy with your imagination? Well, my girls and I went through my craft room to see what we could find.
We used die cuts:
And pieced together punches and shapes cut from my Silhouette machine.
My girls had a ball inventing earrings!
The final step in this project is to seal the finished shape with Dimensional Magic. This gives a glossy, professional look to the paper, and also adds thickness for stability.
Coat the shape (layers and all) with Dimensional Magic.
Allow the Dimensional Magic to dry thoroughly.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).