I’m so excited about these earrings because I was able to use some more garbage, YAY!!
I don’t throw away much, especially if I think I may be able to use it in the future. I’ve been working on cleaning out my craft room and ran across a stash of small scraps of scrapbook paper. I use scrapbook paper for just about anything including scrapbooks (well I used to use it for scrapbooks – I’m a few years behind); I love that there are SO MANY patterns to choose from.
I nearly decided to throw out the scraps but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. Then BAM, an idea hit me. I had some little rectangular pieces of unfinished wood that I purchased at Hobby Lobby a long time ago (I don’t remember why), and Mod Podge (of course). I decided to make my own earrings! Soooooo, my little stash of garbage scraps went from this:
I make jewelry in my spare time (PAHAHA). OK, before my kids started school and so many extracurricular activities, I used to make a lot of jewelry, now I do it when either I need (or someone requests) jewelry to match an outfit or for a specific occasion. So, I have jewelry making tools and findings on hand and this project cost me nothing, zero, zip, zilch!!
Here’s what I did:
I painted the little pieces of wood with acrylic paint to coordinate with the scrapbook paper, and let that dry (hard for me I’m impatient).
Cut the scrapbook paper to the desired size; I like mine to be a little smaller than the piece of wood so the painted edge kind of frames the paper.
Spread a thin layer of Mod Podge on the wood, center paper and smooth our any bubbles, then let dry (la tee da).
Spread Mod Podge over the paper, let dry and repeat then spread Mod Podge on the back side of the wood.
I seal just about anything I decoupage with a few layers of varnish.
Once dry, I drilled small holes centered at the top of each to put a jump ring through.
I placed a fish wire earring hook on a jump ring, stuck it through the drilled hole and TA DA – I have some new earrings.
How fun is this? With all the patterns of scrapbook paper, I can make earrings to match ANY outfit and for ANY occasion (and you can get the little wood pieces in squares, circles and I think I’ve seen triangles).
I think I’m going to try to glitter some next….
You can purchase decoupage earrings at my Etsy store here.
Please let me know what you think, and if you like it, share it.
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