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5 Things To Do with Earrings

It’s tough to figure out what to do when you lose one of your favourite earrings. Instead of getting rid of the orphan, put it to work! Here’s 5 ideas to help get you started.

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Earrings can do more than just complete your look.

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Use as a Bulletin Board Tack

Lend a little personal style to your bulletin board. Use mateless pierced earrings to tack up pictures, notes, souvenirs and clippings (‘studs’ work best).

 

 

 

 

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Create a Brooch

Got a batch of mateless pierced earrings collecting dust in a box? Use wire cutters to snip off the stems and get creative. Arrange the earrings on a swatch of cardboard or foam core, and secure them with a drop from a hot-glue gun. Add a pin backing and you have a new brooch. Or use the same method to jazz up a plain picture frame.

 

 

 

 

 

   

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Make a Magnet

Give your fridge some glitz. Use wire cutters to cut the stem off an orphan earring and glue it to a magnet. What a great way to emphasise how pleased you are with that perfect school report when you stick it on the refrigerator.

 

 

 

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Clip Your Scarf

Did you lose one of your most favourite earrings? Oh well, at least you can still work the survivor into the picture by using it to secure a scarf. Just tie the scarf as you normally would, then clip or pierce it at the centre with the earring.

 

 

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Make an Instant Button

Blast! You’re dressed to go out and you discover a button missing. No need to reinvent your whole outfit. Just dip into your collection of clip-on earrings. Clip the earring on the button side of the clothing to create a new ‘button’, then button as usual with the buttonhole. If you have time, move the top button on that favourite blouse to replace the lost one and then use the earring at the top of the blouse.

 

 

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