Hello lovelies. Here’s another simple idea I was planning to include in Gifted Magazine, but had to cut because of time: Earring Straggler Gift Embellishments. I was actually inspired to create this project while walking past the discounted jewelry at Target. Most of the pieces were huge, chunky, dangly things – maybe not so easy to wear, but great for repurposing (and affordable too). Of course you don’t have to rush out to buy something new for this one, any earring stragglers will do (maybe you have some in your jewelry drawer or could find some at a local thrift shop). Look for dangly varieties with at least one small hole to thread your ribbon or twine through.
You’ll need dangly earrings, a pair of needle-nose pliers or wire snips, and ribbon or twine that will thread through your earring choices. Pre-wrap your gift with paper and desired ribbon or twine . Remove the earring hooks with your pliers or wire snips. Thread your earring onto the gift box and you’re done!
You can also use stud-type earrings to add sparkle to gifts. Pierce a single stud through soft material such a ribbon or a fabric gift bag, add a tag and you’re done. I used one on a bouquet a few years ago and the effect was really lovely.
If you use this little project as inspiration for your own gift wrapping projects I’d love to see the results! Have fun! xo Ez