How To – Disco Ball Piñata Party Earrings

How To – Disco Ball Piñata Party Earrings

Here’s a piñata-themed project that you can wear! Part disco, part crystal ball, these shimmery, eccentric lil’ numbers are easy to make and will make your party outfit pop! 

YOU WILL NEED 

Jewellery pliers

2 earring hooks

2 metal eye pins

Hot-glue gun

2 small polystyrene balls, 5 cm (2 in) in diameter

Scissors

Small quantity gold crepe paper

How to make the Disco ball earrings

STEP 1 

Use the jewellery pliers to attach an earring hook to each eyepin. Squeeze a dab of hot glue onto the end of each eyepin and stick one into each of the polystyrene balls.

STEP 2 

Cut out two small circles from the gold crepe paper, about 2.5 cm (1 in) in diameter. Using the hot-glue gun, stick a circle onto the base of each ball, using your hands to mould and stick the paper around the base of the ball.

STEP 3 

Create tiny, finely cut fringe for the earrings using the gold crepe paper. To make mini fringe simply cut the crepe paper segment at a smaller width – try a bit smaller than 2 cm (3/4 in) – and make your cuts closer together. You may need to make these cuts layer by layer, as it gets fiddly and messy trying to cut through multiple layers of crepe at close intervals

STEP 4 

Starting from the base (where you glued the crepe paper circle) and working towards the top, carefully wrap the fringe around each ball, securing it in place with hot glue. When you have covered the ball, trim any excess fringe.

Piñata Party by Kitiya Palaskas (Hardie Grant, £10) Photography © Mark Lobo.

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