Sticky Tape Earrings

Sticky Tape Earrings

This project was contributed by Kaleesi and shows how to make an easy sticky tape earring!

What you need

Photo paper
Duct tape
Clear packing Tape


I printed out pictures (photos or graphics) on medium weight everyday photo paper (semi-gloss) (you have to print 2 regular and then flip 2 for the back side. (here’s where my OCD kicks in – I always print 6 instead of 4 in case I make a mistake) covered the pictures with clear packing tape then covered the back with duct tape for stability Then I put double face scrapbook tape on the back of the flipped pictures before I cut them out (it’s really really thin tape) You can use almost any type of strong glue if you want but this is the neatest fastest option.

Then I cut them out Then I make as small a hole as possible in the top – I used my burny tool but you could probably use a thumbtack. Then I colored the edges black with a paint marker. (I tried Sharpies but they bled onto the earring) then you add beads and wire and embellish them whatever way you want and Voila! You can use any picture you want. I’ve made teddies, butterflies, angels, Jack skellington, Larry the cucumber (don’t you just love VeggieTales?) (of course you are only allowed to sell the ones made with copyright free images…)



  1. GENIUS! Honestly, genious. I would have never thought of this and how inexpensive theymare to make!! Just awesome!

  2. awesome, will try this!!!! 🙂

  3. I do love Veggietales! And this is a really fun idea.

  4. I really like the idea, but I just can’t get it…

  5. They are soooooo CUTE! Awesome!

  6. love it

  7. very cute!!!

  8. This is so cool

  9. SweEt i m just gonna try it as soon as i can i love it <3

  10. Cool idea for earrings that just have to hold up for a short time–like Christmas.

  11. Coolio cant wait 2 make them!!!!!

  12. The person who said “paper earrings??” is ridiculous. Great craft!

  13. THAT’S SO COOL!!!!
    Maybe instead of having earrings with the fish hook style, you might be able to do with studs…hmm…

  14. oh my gosh i love this idea although i dint make earrings i made a bracelet kind of a cluster bracelet and it looks awesome i amg onna make one for every outfit …..maybe 2 🙂 good work kaleesi

  15. instead of the taping i’ll just laminate mines.

  16. 2 cute! Not very strong, but it’s inexpensive. what do you expect?

  17. hey this is cool!!!

  18. im gonna try this but not with earrings, just for fun lol.

  19. very cute and very creative. i cant wait to try it out myself

  20. paper earings????

  21. great to do with kids!!!!!

  22. Awsome Idea great for gifts!

  23. cute! =]

  24. Very creative! How in the heck did you think of making these?

  25. I love it! It’s like laminating the image 🙂

  26. Very cute & easy.

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