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Glittery Purse Earrings

If you're looking for jewelry craft ideas that really make a statement, look no further than these Glittery Purse Earrings from Heidi Borchers. Recycle cardboard or plastic be sure to add as much sparkle as possible. Add rhinestones for an extra layer of sparkle.

Glittery Purse Earrings


  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
  • Earring cards or plastic packaging (I used the plastic piece from a bottle of Tulip Liquid Dye) or you can cut a thin cardboard shape with scissors
  • Glue brush
  • Glitter – colors of your choice (I used pink, black, silver)
  • Hole punch (small for jump ring)
  • Rhinestones
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Jewelry findings – jump rings, fishhook earring
  • Jewelry pliers


  1. Round corners of cards with scissors to create shape of purse.
  2. Punch hole at top of each earring for jump rings.
  3. Brush Aleene’s Tacky Glue onto handle area. Sprinkle with black glitter.
  4. Carefully brush glue onto purse flap area. Sprinkle with silver glitter.
  5. Carefully brush glue onto purse front area. Sprinkle with pink glitter. Let dry completely.
  6. Pick up rhinestone with tweezers. Apply small dot of Aleene’s Tacky Glue to back of rhinestone and press in place. Repeat to glue all rhinestones in place.
  7. Finish off with jump rings and fishhook earrings.


For a comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out Aleene's EcoCool Glittered Purse Earrings.

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