Supplies: Old magazine, 2 earring hooks, 2 headpins, X-acto knife (or scissors and a steady hand), glue or mod podge, paint brush, pliers, wire cutters, thin knitting needle (or something similar)
Time: 30 minutes (maybe less!)
Time for a giveaway! Yesterday I stopped by my friendly neighborhood Cool Stuff bead section and bought some beautiful beads and some earring hardware. I’ve been wanting to make paper beads and I thought this would be a good opportunity to do it. I picked a nicely colored page from an old magazine from my mom and cut out two thin strips.
Then I cut the rectangular strips into long triangles.
I painted the colored side of one paper strip with mod podge. Then I got a small knitting needle and wrapped the paper around it starting with the wider end.
When the beads dry you should be able to wiggle them off of the needle.
Then I moved on to the other beads. Since they have small holes I put those on the headpins first.
Then I put my paper beads on top.
I put the hooks onto the headpins and twisted the end of the pin around with pliers.
I trimmed the end with wire cutters and the earrings were done!
So if you like these earrings leave a comment and I’ll do a giveaway next Friday! I’ll also be giving away a modified version of yesterday’s bracelet. Stop back and leave a comment of tomorrow’s post if you’d like the bracelet. Yay giveaways!