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Sticky Tape Earrings

Sticky Tape Earrings

by craftbits (shellie wilson)

What you need

Printer
Photo paper
Duct tape
Clear packing Tape

Instructions

I printed out pictures (photos or graphics) on medium weight everyday photo paper (semi-gloss) (you have to print 2 regular and then flip 2 for the back side. (here’s where my OCD kicks in – I always print 6 instead of 4 in case I make a mistake) covered the pictures with clear packing tape then covered the back with duct tape for stability Then I put double face scrapbook tape on the back of the flipped pictures before I cut them out (it’s really really thin tape) You can use almost any type of strong glue if you want but this is the neatest fastest option. Then I cut them out Then I make as small a hole as possible in the top – I used my burny tool but you could probably use a thumbtack. Then I colored the edges black with a paint marker. (I tried Sharpies but they bled onto the earring) then you add beads and wire and embellish them whatever way you want and Voila! You can use any picture you want. I’ve made teddies, butterflies, angels, Jack skellington, Larry the cucumber (don’t you just love VeggieTales?) (of course you are only allowed to sell the ones made with copyright free images…)

This project was contributed by Kaleesi

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