Transform your ribbons into Christmas earrings

November 10, 2016

Today is challenge 9 of the #12DaysofChristmasDIYChallenges

The challenge – Make something to wear for Christmas using what you have in your house – this could be a plain clothing item transformed into a Christmassy one, or jewellery or accessories.

I have to admit I slightly cheated with this challenge by buying earring fittings – but I love my new earring from ribbons and beads.

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To make your own you will need ribbon/wool, earrings fittings, glue, invisible thread, beads and a needle.

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You will have to forgive me for not knowing technical words – attach a long piece of wire to the earring fixtures as above.

Using glue attach wool and ribbons along the length of the wire.

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Using invisible thread wrap beads randomly around the ribbons.

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Ensure you tie/stitch the invisible thread securely, its slippery thread! The project is a little fiddly and took longer than I anticipated but I do love the finished result.

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What can you make to jazz up your wardrobe for Christmas?

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3 comments so far.

3 responses to “Transform your ribbons into Christmas earrings”

  1. Mum says:

    Just love the ear rings!!

  2. Jill says:

    Ha – that’s funny that we both chose to make earrings!! Love yours – they’re so pretty and festive!

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