Nothing makes me happier than turning scraps, leftovers, and remnants into something awesome. It’s the perfect way to save stuff from the trash while pushing the imagination. Take these fabric earrings, for example. They’re crazy easy to make and lightweight. And since I started out with half of a white bandanna, I can obviously make 12392173872 more pairs. Either that or I’ll brainstorm another project 😉
- Bandanna (or any other cotton fabric)
- Fabric scissors
- Jewelry pliers
- 6 or 7mm jump rings (6)
- Earring hooks (2)
1. Cut (or rip) two small rectangles, measuring about 2 x 3 inches each. You can make them smaller or larger, depending on your preference.
2. Position a rectangle so that the short sides are along the top and bottom. Curl the corners in, forming a cone. Gather the top into a point and slide through two jump rings.
3. Using the flat portion of the pliers, squeeze the jump rings to secure.
4. Pierce a jump ring through the top of the fabric. Add an earring hook.
Every last bit counts, people.
You can use this little technique for more than just bandannas, though. Any type of cotton fabric works great. It just goes to show how scraps can be put to good use.
For more projects using leftover materials, check out:
- Layered Fringe Necklace
- Bandanna Fabric Choker
- Patchwork Denim Jacket
- Reusable Beeswax Wraps
- Leather Fringe Statement Earrings
- Beaded Hoop Earrings
- Beaded Chain Tassel Necklace
- Studded Wood Earrings
- Stone Fringe Necklace
- Knotted Chain Spike Necklace
Tutorial Photos: Kirsten Nunez
Lifestyle Images: Haruka Sakaguchi