Tuesday, August 20, 2013

DIY Book Earrings

Step  One - Two
We love books, so why not make some book earrings? We chose to cover the little books with vintage mystery paperback covers for a little mysterious 
flair.

They are pretty easy to do and the directions are below. 

What you need:

1) Miniature books (I got these from Hobby Lobby online)
2) Glue
3) Gold marker
4) Print outs of pulp covers (you can use the Mystery Playground Pinterest board for mystery covers, just shrink them to 25% when you print them in color. 
5) Earring hooks (double the amount of books you have) You need two hooks for each book. One for the inside and one for the earring.
6) Wire cutters
7) Scissors to cut out the book covers from the Pinterest page

Step One:
Print your color covers from Pinterest and then cut them out. I used my pulp fiction cover Pinterest board and printed them out at 25%. Some of the covers weren't the right size, so we just used the ones that were. 

Step Two:
Glue the book covers onto the little books.





Step Three:
Take the gold marker and cover the page ends of the books so it looks like an old book with gold leaf. 



Step Four:
Snip the earring hook with wire cutters and glue it into the book.





Step Five:
Assemble the earrings. Add beads if you like.

Here is the final product:




If you would rather not make your earrings, you can comment below to win a free pair (US only). The giveaway ends August 20th.

9 comments:

  1. You are so crafty and I love all the ideas you give me to make!

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  2. These are just marvelous. I am not crafty at all, and you'd think all librarians would be. Please put my name in the hat for the drawing to win a pair of these neat earrings.

    Thanks,

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  3. How very cool! I'm just not that crafty...

    Please enter me in the drawing.

    Thanks,

    Jeanine Elizalde

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  4. how cute!! love them!
    Rhonda
    nashhall@aol.com

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  5. These are absolutely adorable...you've given me a grand idea for what I'll be wearing at Bouchercon....

    :D
    Laura

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  6. Very nice, love simplicity, the shiny is nice. rattling jewellery plan. Seems like they'd be fairly inexpensive to make, think two teenage grand daughters would love these. Next time I'm in craft store I'll be looking out for the supplies. Great post
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