Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2014 Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)

Good morning! Welcome to another day of Frosty Festivities! If you are worried you might have missed any posts then check out THIS PAGE where I’ve been adding links to them all!

To kick off today’s projects I’ve got an easy gift you can make…

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

These earrings were inspired by some paperclip earrings by Evie S, which you can see RIGHT HERE. I’ve just jazzed them up by putting some beads and gems on to turn them into Christmas trees!

Here’s how to put them together…

Step 1: Unfold two paperclips by turning out the corners, like this:

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 2: Add a drop of hot glue or epoxy glue on the join:

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 3: Tie on some green embroidery thread (the rest of the step-by-step photos just show one earring, but you need to do 2 okay?!):

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 4: Hold the short end of the string against the paperclip, and start wrapping the long end of string around and around, hiding the short end of the string as you go:

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 5: Keep going until the metal of the paperclip is all covered:

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 6: Tie on another piece of string:

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 7: And start wrapping it around the paperclip to cover the middle too. If you want it to go right to the bottom of the triangle you’ll need to use some glue on the two bottom corners. Also, if you run out of thread at any point, just tie on some more with a reef knot and keep going:

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 8: Keep going until you’re happy with how it looks, I went round quite a few times so it looks quite padded. Tie a knot where you finish wrapping, then thread the loose end of string through a darning needle:

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

And push the needle through the earring, cutting the thread off at the top once you’ve brought it through, so the loose end is hidden inside the earring:

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 9: Add some clear-drying glue (I used glossy accents) at the top and bottom of the earring, so the threads wont slip off the triangle:

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 10: Dot some more clear-drying glue all over the tree:

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 11: Add some beads and gems to the glue dots. When the glue is dry add some earring hooks to the top of the trees:

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

Wear them to Christmas parties or give them as a gift to make someone’s day!

I was having so much fun wrapping string that I decided to make a wool wrapped pendant too. I used the plain circle wreath from the Wreaths and Baubles Wood Veneers Set, and wrapped white wool round it, finishing off with Tiny Stars wood veneers and silver star sequins:

Wool Wrapped Wreath Pendant at Jennifer Grace Creates

This will work well for New Years eve parties too!

Be Inspired:

Wrap wool or thread around an embellishment

Add baubles to a tree or stars to a wreath

Use paperclips on your next project

Would you wear these? I love festive jewellery!

See you again in an hour for the last Guest Post of the weekend!

Jennifer x

15 Comments
  • good morning Jennifer….. I was most impressed when I saw that these were earrings and not tree decorations as I had initially thought….and made from a paperclip what a clever idea!

    November 9, 2014 at 10:15 am
  • I love the earrings, but I love the pendant even more! Great ideas.

    November 9, 2014 at 10:16 am
  • Both the earrings and necklace are stunning! LOVE them! Very clever indeed! How do you think all this stuff up!!! It’s like… neverending ideas and creativeness!!

    November 9, 2014 at 10:43 am
  • I love the wreath necklace, beautiful!

    November 9, 2014 at 11:36 am
  • Jackie Edwards
    Reply

    Lovely ideas!! Love the necklace!!

    November 9, 2014 at 12:28 pm
  • I love that necklace!!!

    November 9, 2014 at 12:54 pm
  • kae
    Reply

    So cute. I would definitely wear these and such a quick and easy gift to make. You are so clever! Thanks for sharing.

    November 9, 2014 at 2:47 pm
  • Ahh earnings! still an ornament…just hanging from your ear instead lol these are cool!! very clever idea

    November 9, 2014 at 4:40 pm
  • My daughter is the jewelry-maker, not me…..but these are super-adorable!! I have to think how I can incorporate this inspiration into my kind of project. 🙂
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

    November 9, 2014 at 5:05 pm
  • Paperclip earrings – you have outdone yourself!

    November 9, 2014 at 9:22 pm
  • Jean Bullock
    Reply

    How fun!

    November 9, 2014 at 10:31 pm
  • They look great fun for festive wear….but my favourite is the beautiful pendant.

    November 10, 2014 at 4:48 pm
  • Sue D
    Reply

    Very clever earrings and love the wreath necklace.

    November 11, 2014 at 3:54 am
  • Both items are inspired and creative! I’ve made a card using paperclips as requested.
    http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/jennifer-grace-paperclips-and-crafty.html

    November 14, 2014 at 11:42 pm
  • Wow is all I can say! Clever!

    November 2, 2015 at 3:40 pm

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