Vintage Earring Magnets


Hello, friend!  A reader reminded me that I hadn’t finished sharing all of my market posts, so I’m going to try to wrap them up for you guys.  Here’s a super simple project that I made and sold at the vintage market last month:
How to make vintage repurposed earring magnets - easy DIY tutorial by Girl in the Garage

First, you need some vintage earrings – yard sales and thrift stores are your least expensive options, but beautiful and unique earrings are not always easy to find there.  You can also buy them online on ebay – there’s a much better selection, but you might end up paying a pretty penny.  The key is to be patient and keep your eyes peeled.

How to make vintage repurposed earring magnets - easy DIY tutorial by Girl in the Garage

 I removed the clips and then glued round magnets from Hobby Lobby (bought with a 40% off coupon from the app) onto the backs of the earrings with E6000 adhesive.

How to make vintage repurposed earring magnets - easy DIY tutorial by Girl in the Garage

Be sure to let the glue dry for at least 24 hours before using the magnets.

I also cut some 2-inch pieces from a yardstick and did the same with them.  I think they’d be a clever gift for a teacher… or anyone who likes rulers.  😉

How to make vintage repurposed earring magnets - easy DIY tutorial by Girl in the Garage

These vintage earring magnets are adorable to keep on your fridge at home – or something that’s easy to make and sell at a low pricepoint for a market or craft fair.

How to make vintage repurposed earring magnets - easy DIY tutorial by Girl in the Garage

What do you think of this idea?  Have you done something like this before?

I’ve also repurposed vintage earrings into rings as one of my very first blog posts… you can read that one HERE.  (As long as you promise not to make fun of my photos! haha)

Jen


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5 Comments on Vintage Earring Magnets

  1. Melissa
    June 27, 2016 at 3:13 pm (10 months ago)

    Good idea! I buy vintage jewelry in lots and have many single earrings. I love your magnetic board-did you make that too?

    Reply
    • Jen
      June 30, 2016 at 9:06 pm (10 months ago)

      Thank you Melissa! The magnetic board is from Hobby Lobby. 🙂

      Reply
  2. Beth
    June 27, 2016 at 5:18 pm (10 months ago)

    Thank you for this inspiring idea! It is exactly what I needed! My mother passed away in January and had many lovely clip back earrings, vintage and modern. We have been struggling with how to make use of them, especially the ones we remember her wearing so well. This will allow us to keep them and give them a beautiful purpose at the same time. This will also be the perfect family craft we can do together on vacation and will have so much meaning. Thank you again for sending this at the perfect time!

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    • Jen
      June 30, 2016 at 9:05 pm (10 months ago)

      Beth, I am so so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine your pain but I’m so happy I could give you inspiration for repurposing your mother’s earrings. <3

      Reply
  3. Marie, The Interior Frugalista
    June 29, 2016 at 12:22 am (10 months ago)

    Great idea for repurposing old earrings! I have a bag somewhere around the house filled with old costume jewelry. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Reply

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