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Reversible Cardboard Roll Earrings

By: Tiffany Windsor

Go green and save some cash with homemade Reversible Cardboard Roll Earrings from Tiffany Windsor. These danglers show that DIY jewelry crafts don't have to require expensive tools or complicated methods. Use what you have and wear these earrings all year long.

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Reversible Cardboard Roll Earrings
 

Materials:

  • Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paper towel rolls
  • Acrylic paint – white, black
  • Paint brush
  • Die cut machine and floral dies
  • Staz-On Ink – Jet black
  • Rubber stamp
  • Hole punch (small)
  • Jump rings – large
  • Fish hook earrings
  • Small beads

Instructions:

  1. Cut down side of paper towel roll.

    Reversible Cardboard Roll Earrings
     
  2. Gently open and flatten by bending cut sides back and forth.

    Reversible Cardboard Roll Earrings
     
  3. You may find that some paper towel rolls will start to separate on the back side. Use glue to secure those edges back down. You might also want to weigh down the flattened pieces with a book at this step while the glue dries.

    Reversible Cardboard Roll Earrings
     
  4. Paint one side of cardboard white. Let dry. Paint reverse side black. Let dry.

    Reversible Cardboard Roll Earrings
     
  5. Stamp the white painted side with black ink and stamp the black painted side with white paint (or ink).

    Reversible Cardboard Roll Earrings
     
  6. You can hand-cut your flower shapes or use a die cut machine.

    Reversible Cardboard Roll Earrings
     
  7. Here are examples of several different shapes of flowers and an example of how the cardboard looks when stamped over the plain surface.

    Reversible Cardboard Roll Earrings
     
  8. Glue small beads to the center of the flower. Punch a small hole and insert jump ring to hang on fish hook earrings.

    Reversible Cardboard Roll Earrings
     
  9. With both sides painted and stamped, you can wear the earrings either way depending on how you attach your earring findings.

    Reversible Cardboard Roll Earrings
     
  10. To create a chandelier style, join small flowers together with several jump rings.

    Reversible Cardboard Roll Earrings

For a comprehensive photo tutorial of this project, check out How to Make Floral Earrings from Paper Towel Rolls.

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