Monday, March 5, 2012

How to make paper clip earrings

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It's really amazing what you can do with everyday household stuff!  Remember those milk carton napkin rings I made here?  Well, today I'm sharing with you a "paper clip earring" tutorial that caught my attention over here.  I changed the look of mine a bit and I really like how they turned out.  I think the key was the multi-color embroidery floss.  It's really an easy project that would make great little homemade gifts.  

embroidery floss
earring clips
paper clips
Fabri-Tac {any clear, quick drying glue will work}

To get started, unfold your paperclip by following the steps below.  

Make sure to add your earring clip before securing the two ends together.  It's no fun when you realize at the end you forgot to add the earring me, I know...ugh!

Now take a little tape and secure those ends together.  This will make it a lot easier once you start to wrap it with embroidery floss.

Tie a knot on one end and glue in place.  You'll want to run a dab of glue along the entire base of the paper clip to hold the strands in place.  This will take some finesse!!!!!  Keep adding glue to the edges as you go along to keep the floss in place.

 The possibilities for shapes and colors are endless!

I hope you give it a whirl.



  1. So easy!!! I will have to give these a try, since I just bought a bunch of pretty colors of floss:)

    1. Oh, don't you love picking out floss? So many great colors!

  2. That's so clever! Thank you for sharing, I will definitely try it...

  3. This is such a creative idea. I would love for you to stop by and Link up at my Link Party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  4. Thanks for linking up! I am following you now.

  5. Oh Jen... I LOVE THIS!!!! Great idea!!!!!

  6. What a great idea, so simple and clever! Love these!!

  7. These are fantastic!!! I can't wait to try these!! I would LOVE to have you link these up to my "Homemade By You" link party that is going on RIGHT NOW and every wednesday!! New Linky follower here! Would also love to have you follow back

  8. I made some of these a few months ago. They're fun to make and fun to wear! I really like the green ones you made. Maybe I need to make some more! Thanks for sharing! :)

  9. I'm dropping by as the guest judge on The CSI Project this week. These earrings are fantastic. Great job!

  10. I love these! So simple - totally beachy, and very unique. Nicely done!

  11. these are amazing! seriously a paper clip!!?!! would love for you to link up to our Uncommonly Yours link party! Bonnie ;)

  12. Wow these clip earrings look amazing. I love how they are so easy to make and I love the concept of them as well. Thanks for sharing.

  13. What an awesome idea! Many thanks for sharing :)

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  15. Thanks for the cute idea. I am making a bunch of Christmas tree earrings for our church bazaar using your model. I wrap them in dark green floss, then glue a few red seed beads on as "ornaments." They're adorable.

  16. These are super cute! I'm passing it along to my teen as an idea to make Christmas gifts for her friends! Thanks for the tute!


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