Free Printable Mandala Earrings Tutorial

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EARRINGS MADE WITH PACKAGING MATERIAL AND PRINTABLE MANDALA

I hoard packaging plastic!  It is so fun to have free craft materials so when I had to make another driftwood chandelier for Sunrose Gallery, I saved the packaging material and punched out two 2.2.5″ pieces for these earrings.

 

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FREE PLASTIC FOR EARRINGS!

I had been wanting to make the earrings ever since I found the website COWBELL CROSS STITCH who was offering a free printable mandala:

Click and Print:

 

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The free printable was intended for cross stitch, but I resized it 2.25″ for my punch size.  If you click and print it will be that size.

 

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After punching out the plastic, clean it with vinegar to remove all oily residue.

 

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Cover the paper mandala with ModPodge and place the plastic piece on top smoothing so there are no air bubbles.

I set aside until the mandalas until the  Mod Podge was completely dry, then I covered the back with two coats of fast dry yellow findgernail polish.  After the polish was completely dry  I punched tiny holes in the top and bottom and used my favorite jewelry findings to embellish it.

I used two sizes of copper balls, two seed beads and a pretty glass turquoise bead for each earring.

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EARRINGS MADE WITH PACKAGING MATERIAL AND PRINTABLE MANDALA

Ta Dah!  Aren’t these cute earrings?  They are sassy and fun and came from free packaging material.

 

 

 

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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