Hey, there! I was a craft contributor to Or So She Says! This post for Scrap Busting Paper Earrings was originally seen there a few weeks back.
I have previously discussed on a few occasions my dark little secret… I am addicted to scrapbooking paper. Every trip to the craft store I tell myself that I will not take a trip down that aisle full of beautiful papers because I don’t need any more scrapbooking paper. And if I purchase anymore I might actually have to take up scrapbooking. Yeah, I don’t scrapbook nor do I really have any desire to.
So I’ve been trying my best and doing my thing to deplete my stash. Or maybe I’m just trying to use some of it so that I don’t feel guilty. I recently used most, but not all of the sheet of two of my favorite papers. One an ornate textured gold pattern and the other a fun sort of grungy type of thing going on. I kept those little scraps on my desk and hated the thought of just tossing them (I am a hoarder of the stuff after all). It came to me when I was making earrings of another sort and my newest earrings were born.
For this project you will need:
- a tiny bit of scrapbooking paper (double sided will be prettiest when finished)
- circle punch (mine is 1.5 inches)
- single hole punch
- earring findings
- jump rings
- chain (optional)
- Mod Podge and brush
- glitter or other embellishments (optional)
Take your hole punch and make a good several circle cut outs. I only needed two, but I went ahead and made four each just in case something went amiss.
Use a standard hole punch near enough the edge that you can easily fit a jump ring onto the circle. Take the Mod Podge formula of your choice and go over both sides a time or two to help seal them. Last thing we want are soggy earrings because we had to run through the rain.
Here I connected an earring finding and circle cut out directly with a jump ring.
Afterwards I decided they needed a little something so I sprinkled a tiny bit of Mod Podge and glitter that I received from my package pal in Slovenia!
Next I connected my earring findings to short lengths of chain (about an inch) then connected the chain to my paper discs with jump rings.
You can easily embellish these any way you choose. Plus with so many scrapbooking papers you can have a different pair of earrings for every day of the year if you were so inclined.
I imagine that this could be a fun project for a whole gaggle of teenage girls. Provide a whole mess of paper options, rhinestones, glitter, studs and all of that business and I’m sure they could provide a full collection of fabulous ear candy.
Will you be using up your scrap scrapbooking paper to make paper earrings? Happy Sunday!