After making the no-sew window treatment in my last post using a pair of vintage clip on earrings from my collection – I hated putting the rest of them back into my crafts armoire. They looked so pretty out on my worktable. I just love them – they are so yummy – I am totally addicted and can’t get enough of them – they make me smile. Each one is the perfect little piece of stylish art that has its own story and appeal and they are too pretty to be hidden in a drawer.
I used to make and sell bracelets with them, but since I don’t need them for that purpose anymore I had to find some more ways to re-purpose my collection so I can enjoy their prettiness all day long. I had to ask myself, “Why am I collecting them if I don’t use them.” So I went around my house and…
I clipped some to my desk lamp.
Glued some to magnets and stuck them on my fridge.
Embellished a gift by simply clipping one over the knot on the tied ribbon.
I also remembered I posted about making Quick and Easy Place Card Holders with them when I first starting blogging.
Then I went searching online – Look what Disney from Ruffles and Stuff did with them – she added them to her drawer pulls.
I have even used them as a quick fix to replace a lost button until I have time to sew one back on. You simply run the back of the clip-on earring sideways through the button hole opening, clip it to the adjoining side and shut the earring securing the garment together. It works beautifully – no pun intended.
Are you addicted like me? How do you re-purpose them? I have lots and lots and need more ideas!