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Use some basic craft supplies to make earrings with a pop of color and pattern.
Washi tape is a relatively new supply on the craft scene. However, the patterns and color combinations on them are endless. It’s a versatile material for any artist to keep on hand, as you will see in these earrings.

Posted by CraftyHope from Silverhill, Alabama, United States • Published See CraftyHope's 8 projects »
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  • How to make an earring. Washi Tape Earrings - Step 1
    Step 1

    Paint front, back, and sides of wood tags with acrylic paint and allow to dry. This could take several layers, depending on the paint/color.

  • How to make an earring. Washi Tape Earrings - Step 2
    Step 2

    Place painted wood pieces evenly side by side on a non-stick craft mat (wax paper would also work). Apply first strip of washi tape to both tags at once, starting in the center of the tag. Use a bone folder (or other tool for rubbing) to secure the tape to the tag.

  • How to make an earring. Washi Tape Earrings - Step 3
    Step 3

    Work outward from the center, applying more tape. Make sure to rub down/secure the tape as you go.

  • How to make an earring. Washi Tape Earrings - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use scissors to carefully cut between the two tags.

  • How to make an earring. Washi Tape Earrings - Step 5
    Step 5

    Peel tags from the working surface, one at a time, and flip them over to keep them from sticking back to your work surface.

  • How to make an earring. Washi Tape Earrings - Step 6
    Step 6

    Trim off excess tape. Then, rub down the tape again, paying special attention to the edges.

  • How to make an earring. Washi Tape Earrings - Step 7
    Step 7

    Using a straight pin (or other poky tool), poke through and open up the holes in the tags.

  • How to make an earring. Washi Tape Earrings - Step 8
    Step 8

    Apply a thin layer of mod podge (I used matte) or other paper sealer to the front and sides of the tag. Allow it to dry completely.

  • How to make an earring. Washi Tape Earrings - Step 9
    Step 9

    Top with a dimensional glaze (diamond glaze, glossy accents, resin, etc.). Avoid the open hole. Allow it to cure.

  • How to make an earring. Washi Tape Earrings - Step 10
    Step 10

    Seal the backs with mod podge.

  • How to make an earring. Washi Tape Earrings - Step 11
    Step 11

    Attach each ear wire with jump rings.

  • How to make an earring. Washi Tape Earrings - Step 12
    Step 12

    Additional Notes:
    *Wood tags work great for this project because holes are already drilled at the center top of them. However, you could use thin wood pieces and drill your own holes just as easily.
    * As some areas of the tape can be transparent, remember to select background paint that will accent the washi tape’s patterns and not allow it to blend in.
    * I place a dome/bowl over the pieces while they cure to prevent dust/hair from sticking to them.
    * I used two jump rings on each earring to help ensure that the patterns face forward while hanging.

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