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Monday, January 23, 2012

Heart Earrings from a Paper Clip

Since getting my ears pierced, I’ve started looking for ways I can add to my earring collection without breaking the bank. When I saw Evie S’s earrings I knew I had to make my own version…heart shaped earrings from a paper clip. These are perfect for Valentine’s Day coming up or just for a fun accessory on a random day :)P1020962

The best part of these earrings? They are made from a paper clip and thread…things almost everyone has lying around!

Just take your paperclips, unfold them, trim the longer end and shape the paperclips into hearts…P1020935

Take a long piece of thread (as in like 3 feet long) and lay the end across where the two ends of the paper clip meet. Put a dab of super glue there and let dry…P1020937

Once dry, wrap your thread around the paper clip…and around, and around and around…you get the point. If you run out of thread, just tie some more on and clip the ends close to the knot. When you have gone all the way around the paper clip put a dab of glue on the thread in the same spot where you began and let that dry. Take the remainder of the thread and wrap it around the paper clip heart randomly like below… P1020940

I took some Mod Podge and “painted it” around the paper clip to keep all of the random threads in place especially since my boys love touching my earrings. Attach earring hooks and wear your new fashion accessory with pride…especially knowing how much you paid for it :)

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I’ll be linking up to Spin on the Pin, Get Your Craft On, Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays, Sew Cute Tuesday, Works For Me Wednesday, Show and Tell, Penny Pinching Party, Cheap Crafty Mama, and Whatever Goes Wednesday.

20 comments:

  1. This is fantastic!!! You did a great job :)

    ~MiaB
    www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

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  2. And it would be a great gift for a little girl too!

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  3. These look so cute! Great job!

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  4. Very cool girly! They look awesome. Perfect for the upcoming holiday.

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  5. Love it! I hope you will come by and Link Up this project to the I Heart Projects Party I am having on my blog.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/01/i-heart-projects-linky-party.html

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  6. I am a mom with two boys too. I love your earrings. I am hosting a Valentine contest, besides my weekly fri-monday linky. Please stop by and link up your Valentines posts for a chance to win.

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  7. Those are adorable! I would love for you to share these at my Valentines Party @ www.cheapcratymama.com!

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  8. Super coolio. Pinned them! Thanks!

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  9. I love this. Great idea. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for visiting my blog!

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  10. What a coincidence! I did something very similar last weekend! http://www.kelgoescrafty.com/2012/02/tutorial-valentine-earrings.html

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  11. This is a great idea! I use a lot of clip earrings, but ill have to check out using paper clip earrings. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I remember these! Thank you so much for linking your list of goodness up with us. Sincerely look forward to your regular linky party contributions in the new year! :: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! ::

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  13. I can see why this was such a popular post - these are really sweet.

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  14. Really cute, especially with Valentine's Day coming up!

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  15. What I cute and easy craft. I will make these with my senior craft class that I teach!

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  16. What a cute craft! I will make these with my senior craft class!

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  17. This is very unique and original. Good job on the earrings.

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