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Put A Ear On It: Making My Own Recycled Magazine Ear-RINGS

Image: Magazines that Woman (Tangie Bell will be using to make earrings . Seen first on Bits and Babbles Blog
Put A Ear On It: Making My Own Recycled Magazine Ear-RINGS!

One of my favorite things to do with the youth in my city is to share how I can make earrings out of scraps such as newspapers, magazines, and old recycled paper. Seriously, a single person can be sitting on a gold mine with just a few pieces of paper people toss out daily.




Image: Tangie Bell showing how she makes recycled earrings out of wood circle, lighter and news paper. Seen First On Bits and Babbles Blog


Honestly, I can spend hours at the craft store, flea markets, and jewelry shows looking for scraps, metals, paper. I will reuse, recycle, repurpose to make earrings for me to wear.  
About a week ago, I attended a project fair. This event was about finding your inner doodle. You know that one thing you like to dibble and dabble with that no one would understand but you and the good Lord. 
Yes, that one. 
Most people I meet at events think they need money to make something at craft events. I am always eager to share and show people how to make something with little or no money.

When I was a kid, I would take the local newspaper, ball it up, and seal it with Elmer's glue. So, I could make my own earrings to wear to school. Then I started taking regular glue sticking it on cardboards I cut from moving boxes. 
Fast forward to today, we have E-600 glue and Mod Podge glue that is designed to make all my jewelry pieces stick together.

Image: Mod Podge, wood pile circles, paint brushes, that will be used to make magazine earrings
To make Mod Podge earrings, I had to use wood pieces, earring backs, and paintbrushes.

Image: Foil and News paper used to make recycled earrings

I also grabbed aluminum foil to catch the glue as it will waste, and I cut out all the paper I wanted to use on my project.

This was a simple and easy DIY project, and I will be making hundreds more over the next 6 months.

Put A Ear On It: Making My Own Recycled Magazine Ear-RINGS
 First, I like to scrunch up my foil to make a little bowl to pour the Mod Podge into. Then I choose the wooden pieces I would like to work with. I am going for a big circle style and look.
Put A Ear On It: Making My Own Recycled Magazine Ear-RINGS

Then I take a safety pin, place in the center of my circle so I can apply the sticky glue. I have to spread it fast because Mod Podge gets sticky quickly, and I need to use the paper before it dries.
Put A Ear On It: Making My Own Recycled Magazine Ear-RINGS



Then I placed my desired paper on top and pressed as hard as possible to remove any unwanted bubbles underneath the paper. 

While that part of my project dried, I proceeded to mix up my resin. This will give my earrings that have a clear dome effect. 

Put A Ear On It: Making My Own Recycled Magazine Ear-RINGS



I just mix two parts of resin, then I apply onto my wood magazine earrings, allow to dry overnight.
Image: Woman using fire to melt glue on earrings made from magazine scraps

Put A Ear On It: Making My Own Recycled Magazine Ear-RINGS

But first, I use a lighter to remove any air bubbles that occur while curing. It will also help the resin spread evenly on the earrings.


Put A Ear On It: Making My Own Recycled Magazine Ear-RINGS

The last step is adding the earring backs with any glue adhesive of choice.


I am super excited about the way they turned out, and I will be wearing them to our next meet-up.

So, the next time you have an old newspaper, don't toss it out; try recycling it into something unique and beautiful.

All items were bought from my local craft store. If you try making these take your time and use all safety precautions when handling glue. I will be styling in a later post.
Image: Finished recycled magazine earrings

Image: Finished earring project

Put A Ear On It: Making My Own Recycled Magazine Ear-RINGS

Put A Ear On It: Making My Own Recycled Magazine Ear-RINGS

I also made a few oval pieces and square one to wear out and about on the town. Yep, these may not be for everyone, but they are easy and fun to make. Oh, and not to mention, they can be sold on Etsy, eBay, and Amazon, to name a few places. 

There you have my quick recycled earrings made out of magazines.

Would you wear these?


Until Next Time See Ya In A Bit!

xo Tangie





8 comments

  1. Honey I would wear these all day long! They turned out fire!!

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    1. awww thanks Carey...but get your own...lol
      xo tangie

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  2. Good! Because 15 dollars for a cute pair of vintage ear rings from the store is too much, when I can just make it at home😁 Good idea

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    1. That is why I love to vintage shop. thanks!!
      xo tangie

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  3. If only I were this creative, I will definitely give this idea a try!

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  4. These all came out sooooo cute!!! I'd wear every pair!

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    1. Thank you...I have some new stuff coming! stay tuned

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