Monday, March 2, 2015

DIY: toy earrings

Hello there all,

Sometimes, the best crafts are the easiest ones. Such is the case with these adorable toy earrings. I made a pair of dragon earrings a couple of months ago, and I always get compliments on them. When I tell people that I made them, they are always surprised. However, it is just about the easiest thing in the world.

What you'll need:

  • Tiny toys. I got mine from here, and these toys are EVERYWHERE!
  • Head pins
  • Earring hooks
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Needle (optional)
What You Do:

1.) Take one of the head pins and press it into the underside of the toy. Make sure that the part that is puncturing the toy is not the head of the head pin. If it is difficult to puncture the toy with the head pin, you can try to use a needle first to create a hole for the head pin.

2.) Push the headpin through the toy, so it pops out through the top. You should press the head pin so far through the toy that the head of the pin lies parallel with the underside of the toy. This picture does not show the head pin going all the way through, but you should have no wire remaining underneath the toy and a lot above the toy. 

3.)Use the needle nose pliers to break off the leftover wire from the headpin. I did this by bending the wire where I want the cut to be made and just move the wire back and forth until the breaking occurs. When this happens, make a loop with the remaining wire. This loop is to connect to the earring hook, so put this loop through the loop on the earring hook.

4.) Now, you have the cutest and silliest earrings.

5.) Do this with every cute thing you find!

Happy earring making,

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