How much do I LOVE vintage earrings?
I've posted a couple of projects before which involved clip-on earrings and I have so many more pairs in my jewelry box that thought it would be fun to see how many projects I could come up with for them! I only photographed ten of them, but the possibilities are just endless with these little gems.
Grab your pliers(for twisting the backs off) and your super-glue and let's get started!
#1 Add one to a simple necklace to totally change the look of it! I have it on a double strand "pearl" necklace, but it would be cute as a pendant dangling from a simple gold chain, too.
#2 Glue one to the top of a ribbon-wrapped pen! When I was a little girl, I was obsessed with flower pens. (It's what princesses use, you know.) I love the idea of making a little bit more grown-up version. It takes all of 2 minutes with a hot glue gun, and a bouquet of these would be nice by the kitchen phone!
#3 Love these baubly bobby pins! Glue a small circle of felt to the back of the earring, then glue it to another felt circle with the bobby sandwiched in between.
#4 Add kitsch to a dresser by glueing an array of lonely unmatched earrings to the knobs.
#5 Elegance meets functionality on a kitchen message board! (Tutorial here) Earring clips become note holders and others are glued to the top of push pins to keep recipes (or dream men) handy.
#6 Earrings are gorgeous decorations on a vase or candleholder!
#7 For people (like me) who wear their favorite shoes almost every day, a set of earrings clipped onto the front or back can add some fun variation!
#8 I loved this one. I have so many dollar store bangles that I never wear! Glued together with a bit of sparkle on top they are much more interesting and wearable.
#9 A great use for frames with the glass missing. A little hot glue and a few snips of ribbon "stems" and you have a quirky little work of art!
#10 Last but not least: probably the best reason to collect vintage clip-ons...to wear them!!
So there are a few ideas! I bet you guys can think of tons more. Earrings as fridge magnets? On the face of a clock? I've also seen people make gorgeous wedding bouquets from vintage pins and earrings. Vintage earrings are getting pretty popular, so if you want to get your hands on them check your local thrift and antique shops, they usually have some!
Love, (and God bless you!)