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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Paper Punch Earrings

When I saw these cute candy corn earrings designed by Infarrantly Creative, I was immediately in love! She cut up paint samples, glued them together, snipped them into candy corn shapes, filed their edges down, and used her drill to make holes in them. All that was WAY too much work for me, but it did inspire me to make an easier version- paper punch earrings!




I don't know about you, but I have about a thousand punches lying around my house not earning their keep at all. Until today! I gathered some fall-themed paper punches and double-sided cardstock.




I punched out some pumpkins and leaves and squirted Aleene's Paper Glaze over them.




See how it's all dimensional? It basically turns the punch-out into a thick shiny little plastic chip.




Once they dried, I took my Fiskars tiny-hole puncher and punched holes through the tops.





I attached them to jump-rings and French hooks. Ta-da! Super-simple earrings, just right for autumn!

PS- It is extemely difficult to take a focused picture of one's own earlobe. Additionally, can someone explain to me why I chose to take said earlobe-picture in the morning before I had any makeup on? Or even brushed my hair? Oy.

21 comments:

  1. These are so cool! And so easy!! Awesome!

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  3. These are very cute !!! I love them.

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  4. Those are great. I'd love to try to make some.

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  5. That's amazing! Just imagine how many different earrings you could make in one sitting. I'm so impressed!

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  6. Cute! You did a good job with the pictures. I want to make up a pair for all my friends!

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  7. A great use for all of those punches I have also. I'm going to try this.

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  8. Oh honey, you don't even need makeup! Cute earrings and very easy idea!

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  9. Those are adorable. And I think I could actually make some. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Isn't paper glaze the best??? Love the earrings. Thanks for sharing another fun project on Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions.

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  11. Love them! How creative!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie.
    I can't wait to see what you have next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  12. I don't see any reason for you to wear makeup! And your earrings are wonderful. Going to the craft room and make a bunch for my granddaughters. <3 Terri

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  13. What a great idea!! I have that same punch - guess I'll have a new pair of earrings soon! Thanks for the inspiration!
    ~stopping by from Sunday Showcase. ;)

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  14. So adorable! I love simply dangly earrings.

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  15. those are very cute!!!
    stopping by from lamb around =)

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  16. These are really pretty, and they are the perfect size. I still can't believe that they are paper... they look metal!

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  17. HOw fun! There are so many punches that could become earrings (and necklaces) now!!! Super cute!

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  18. How fun! I love that small hole punch too! And I'm with you on that whole hard to take pictures of earlobe thing!

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