Repurposed Plastic and Nail Polish Earrings

earrings scrap plastic and nail polish

Nowadays it is almost impossible to open a plastic container without a pair of sharp scissors!  I usually save clear plastic containers to upcycle into unusual jewelry and got the idea for these fun earrings when I had to take some scissors to open my new earbuds that came sealed in a domed plastic container.

plastic and nail polish earrings start

Since the plastic already had a curve to it, I was curious if I could cut strips to make earrings.

 

The plastic was easy to cut into strips and I dug through my nail polish supply for some bright colors.

plastic and nail polish earrings tape

Step One:  Lay two strips of double stick tape on some paper and place the plastic strips on top, pressing down the ends.

plastic and nail polish earrings bright (2)

Step Two:  Paint stripes on each piece of plastic and let fully dry.   Since I am impatient….I work on two sets at a time….work on one while the other one is drying!

plastic and nail polish earrings metalllic

While the first set is drying start the process with metallic colors of nail polish.

plastic and nail polish earrings dried and punched

Step Three:  After the polish is completely dry, round the ends with scissors and punch a tiny hole.  Add a jump ring to bring the ends together and attach a fish hook earring finding to finish the earrings.

plastic and nail polish earrings bright

These turned out so bright and cheerful!

plastic and nail polish earrings finished

I’m so happy how chic and classy these turned out!

 

earrings scrap plastic and nail polish

Don’t throw your plastic containers away…you never know what they can turn into!

Author: Patty Thurlby

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

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