Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Candy Corn Paper Clip Earrings

These are a really cute, easy, inexpensive fall craft.  I originally got the idea for paper clip earrings from Evie S., but I put a fall twist on them and made them into candy corns.  All you need are:
 
2 paperclips
Embroidery floss in orange, yellow and white
Glue stick
Earring hooks
Jump rings
 
 
Open up the paperclips to make triangle shapes.
 
Next you will need to wrap the embroidery floss around the paperclips.  First, apply some glue to the paperclip with a glue stick.  I find that a glue stick works well because it makes the thread stick without making a big mess.  Wrap white floss around the top part of the paperclip, and yellow around the bottom as shown:
 
Once the paperclip is wrapped all the way around, apply more glue to the sides, and start wrapping all the way around the earring (from side to side of the triangle).  Start at the top with white thread and wrap 1/3 of the triangle, then switch to orange thread.  Wrap the middle 1/3 of the triangle, then switch to yellow until you have reached the bottom, gluing all the way.  You may need to use a needle to hide the ends of the thread inside.  Then attach the earring hooks with jump rings.
 
And that's it.  Really quick, easy and cheap.  It's an easy way to make a cute pair of fall earrings to wear.  It would also be a fun craft to make with little girls.
 
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5 comments:

  1. That's great, I love it Sarah!!

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  2. These are SO cute and easy! You could even use a large paperclip and make a matching pendant! I love how you used a glue stick, that's such a great idea for this project. Great job, Sarah!
    xx
    Lia
    Smart n Snazzy

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    1. Thanks Lia! That's a great idea about the pendant... I don't want to spill the beans, but I had an idea for a Christmas-themed wrapped paper clip, and I just may make it as a necklace instead of earrings!

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  3. So clever and so darn cute-hats off to you girl!!!

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