DIY Ear Cuff - Chictopia

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Here's a quick tutorial on how to make a 

DIY Ear Cuff

(originally on

Chictopia

). It's made of mini wooden clothespins, and easy as pie!

What you’ll need

:

Mini Wooden Clothespins (find them at any hobby/craft store)

Old 

Plastic

 Gift Card

Spray Paint

Super Glue

Scissors

Nail File

Time

: 15 mins (minus drying time)

Cost

: Under $10

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Step 1: Measure your ear.

From where the cuff will hook over to bottom. Add a 1/4 inch after measuring.

Step 2: Mark your card with the measured length.

Draw lines 1/2 inch. Draw a curve about an inch from top line to bottom.

Step 3: Cut the gift card in the shape shown.

Make sure you’ve used up all the $$ on that thing before you do! Make it a consistent 1/4 inch wide and make sure you cut it so that you have a slight hook shape at top.

Step 4: Sand it down.

Use your nail file (emery boards work best) to sand all the edges until smooth. Sand the surface so that the paint sticks better. Test it on your ear. You can sand it more and cut it to alter, if necessary.

Step 5: Place the clothespins.

Put a dab of super glue on the card where you’ll place the pin. After placing each one (these pins are very delicate, so be careful), put a dab of super glue around it. Repeat for the rest. Let dry for 30+ minutes. And don’t you dare put that thing on your ear from at least an hour (or two), just to be safe.

Step 6: Paint it!

I decided to give mine a stark 

metallic

 hue, which suits the shape, with spray paint. Let dry for another hour (again, just to be safe).

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