Hi everybody! It's that time again - week two of Christmas in July Blog Hop! I'm part of a group of talented ladies who have put together a Christmas in July Blog Hop featuring awesome Christmas ideas every Wednesday during the month of July!
This week I'm sharing how to make Paper Bead Christmas Tree Earrings! These adorable earrings make for an easy, inexpensive handcrafted Christmas gift or very cute jewelry to wear during the holidays!
Scrapbook paper - holiday color or theme
Triple Thick Gloss Glaze/small brush
Round nose pliers/wire cutter
Head pin, decorative beads, ear wire
- Cut two strips from scrapbook paper 1"x12" - into triangular, tapered shapes with one end, 1" wide and the other, 1/8" wide, as pictured. *For each earring to match, the same patterns from the paper must be cut out exactly. I like that each one is a little different -
- Begin rolling the strip at the wide end around a toothpick neatly, until reaching the end. You can adjust the rolled paper to tighten by working the end a bit. It takes practice to get a good roll.
- Carefully remove the rolled paper from the toothpick, and make sure it's shaped like a cone with the bottom flushed and flat. Also, be sure the openings are not too large that the small bead fall in. About a half an inch before the end, run a bead of white glue to the end to seal.
- Insert toothpicks back into the base of the cones and brush on a coat of Triple Thick Gloss Glaze. Then stick toothpicks with cones into Styrofoam and allow coating to dry. A second coat of glaze can be applied after the first one dries.
- To assemble the earrings, add a small bead and then a larger red bead onto the headpin . . .
and insert into cone bead.
- Then top off with another small bead.
- Next, use round nose pliers to make a right angle and form a loop.
- And finally, attach ear wire to loop to finish making the earrings.
So perfect to sell at craft fairs, too! Imagine the possibilities!
Be sure to check out this week's projects from these talented bloggers:and don't forget to link up your favorite Christmas projects, too!
Take a little time to enjoy
Happy Christmas in July Crafting!