Introduction: Cheap and Easy Floating Earrings

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After making floating 3D print earrings, I remembered a craft I did at a Michael's store ages ago involving clear string and stickers to make floating earrings. I decided to recreate them to show off the super easy and cheap technique to make floating earrings. These are a great craft for kids.

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Step 1: Supplies


  • 3D Stickers
    • you need 2 of each sticker (for the front and back of the earring) for each earring, meaning you need 4 of each sticker to make a set of earrings
      • for my earrings, I used 4 small pearl half stickers, 4 medium pearl half stickers, and 4 large pearl half stickers
    • I found some nice pearl ones called adhesive gems at Joanns- these aren't the exact ones I'm using but they look pretty similar
    • the stickers you use should be symmetrical as you need to stick two back to back.
  • Clear String - I'm using Nylon, fishing line would also be good since it's usually pretty strong
  • 2 Earrings
  • Scissors
  • Glue - optional, I used some just to make sure the knot on the earring wouldn't come undone.

Step 2: Start the Earring

To start, all you need to do is tie the string on the earring. There are two ways to do this (I did the first):

Tie the knot and then trim the string off. If you do this, I recommend a drop of glue just to hold it in place before trimming the string.

The other way to do this would be to take a long piece of string and tie it onto the earring half way down the string. Then, proceed by sticking the stickers onto both strings.

Step 3: Adding Stickers

To add the stickers, start by adding one sticker onto the string and sandwich it with another sticker that looks the same.

You can do any design you want, because of the stickers I got, I just did three going down, but you can do whatever pattern works for your stickers.

Once all the stickers are on, trim the excess string.

Do the same thing for the next earring. Try to make them look as identical as you can.

Step 4: Done

See? Super easy and relatively cheap.