Before you throw out all that holiday decor, cards and wrapping paper, take a second look- perhaps there is a unique way to recycle or upcycle all that Christmas sparkle? I decided to turn all of my metallic wrapping and decoration into some sparkly earrings- just in time for New Years Eve!
Tinsel, while messy can be used to create sparkly paper.
Use card stock, thick paper or even recycle the inside of greeting cards (like I did).
Cover the surface with a thick layer of craft glue, gel medium or modge podge.
Trim the tinsel over the paper so that it sticks to the glue.
Let dry completely.
The result is a thick piece of sparkly paper that can be used to create all kinds simple jewelry.
Cut out simple shapes
Use dimensional paint to add little details.
Paint or decorate the back- optional
Use leftover metallic wrapping (or any pretty wrapping for that matter) to create rolled roses. (my tutorial is here)
Fill the middle with beads.
Glue to posts for a small and pretty set of earrings.
Use wrapping paper and roll into beads.
Use those paper beads and stack them on wire with alternating beads for a set of long dangle earrings.