I DIY! Fashion Your Own Cut-Out Gem Earrings

Tearing through the latest editions of fashion magazines at Tazmanian Devil-speed is something every sartorially minded gal can relate to, so when we saw this DIY that combines our love for glossy magazines and accessories, we died a little. We've cut and collaged our hearts out over the years for inspiration boards and the like, but Erica Domesek from P.S. - I Made This always seems to be ahead of the game. Introducing makeshift earrings made from fashion magazines snippets, inspired by everything bling from Mary Katrantzou's fall '10 collections to old-school Versace. It's the perfect way to wear your inspiration for everyone to see, and the best part is, it's as simple as it looks. So as long as you can work a gluestick, you're good to go. Can't get enough of Erica? Pre-order her book, available on Amazon right now!
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You'll need:
Craft Glue Stick (available at Joann Fabric) Luxury Magazine Tears
Scissors
Ribbon
Earring Wires
Glue Gun
Mod Podge
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Directions:
Tear through your favorite fashion magazines, ripping out ads and editorials that are heavy on the bling.
Use your scissors to trim your gem cut-outs.
Lay out a pattern for your earrings and glue onto card stock with a craft glue stick.
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Paint on a layer of Mod Podge using a paintbrush.
After Mod Podge dries, cut out the earring and glue it to a piece of ribbon.
Trim the ribbon, leaving a slim boarder around the earrings, and add your earring wires.
Gloat.
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Above: Erica's inspiration; The final product!

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