I have a lot of ancient magazines (from before I became conscious of zero-waste) and a few new ones that were passed along to me. There’s at least two hundred ways to repurpose a magazine, but here’s my current fave – rolled magazine earrings.
There’s a lot I can do in text, but this particular project really does require a video – so be sure to watch it before you take on the printed directions.
Rolled Paper Earring Supplies
- Jump Ring
- Earring Hardware
- Bone Folder
- Decoupage Glue / Mod Podge
- Paint Brush
- Crochet Hook or other cylinder shaped item that does not variate
Upcycled Paper Earrings Instructions
Remove 3 pages from your magazine and cut the pages into 2″ strips
Take 2 of those strips and put one in the Left Earring pile and 1 in the right earring pile and save the other strips for later
Do this for each page until you have 6 strips of paper for each earring. Make sure the strips are in the same order for each earring.
Folding Paper for Rolled Paper Earrings
Take one strip of paper and with the colorful side down, fold one side to the middle and then fold the other side completely over top of that to the opposite edge.
Now, fold the full strip in half and crease.
Rolling Paper Earrings
Using your crochet hook and a little bit of modpodge, begin coiling your paper around the hook, dabbing on glue periodically.
Slightly overlap the end of your next strip with the end of your last strip, glue generously at the seams
On your last strip of paper, when there’s about 6 inches remaining, add your jump ring and earring hardware and continue wrapping, securing the final piece with a liberal amount of glue.