I originally intended this blog to be an all things DIY blog, but things never go as planned. However, my super creative and talented friend, Kameli, is back with more DIY projects and gives us a two-part post on fun things you can do with fringe on a budget!
With my background in art and design, I often find shopping frustrating. I’ll see things that I like and realize how easy it would be to make myself for much cheaper. So as a result, I usually don’t buy much. On the plus side, it makes saving money while shopping much easier. During my most recent shopping trip, I was inspired by some fringe accessories. So, here’s an easy project to make a pair of fun, fashionable fringe earrings.
How to Make Fringe Earrings
These earrings are super easy and inexpensive to make. You can buy all the materials and tools you need at your local craft or hobby store. Fringe is sold by the yard, but most chain stores will sell smaller increments. I found fringe for $3.99/yd that was on sale for 50% off. For this project you only need about 3 or 4 inches. I also found fish-hook wire findings in a packet of 8 for $1.47. That’s enough to make 4 pairs of earrings!
Tools and Materials:
- a pair of fish-hook wire findings
- 3 or 4 inches of fringe
- small pliers
- hot glue gun and glue stick
First, cut a 1 1/2 inch piece of fringe. Then, pull the small loop at the end of the fish-hook wire finding open with a pair of small pliers. You only need to open it up enough to hook the open loop around one of the loops at the top of the fringe. Once the loop is hooked into the fringe, close the loop back with the pliers.
Next, roll the fringe up. Before you roll it up all the way, put a dab of hot glue at the end. Then roll the rest of the way. When you press the fringe down, excess glue is bound to squeeze out. Scrap off the excess glue immediately. If there is any dried glue showing, you can easily hide it by going over it with a sharpie. Voila! Almost too easy.