Make these fun wire pumpkin earrings, the perfect speedy Halloween DIY!
So I have a confession. I don’t like pumpkins, to eat that is- the only bit I like is the seeds. Many of you, especially my American friends, are probably reeling in shock and horror at this and for that I apologise. However, I love the look and shape of them and all the cute heritage varieties that you can get now are wonderful. This DIY was inspired by a wire pumpkin table decoration I saw on Pinterest and I thought I could downsize and make earrings! And the best bit is you don’t need loads of different materials and tools to do it!
You will need:
-0.6mm/22 gauge silver plated wire
-Round nose pliers
-Orange and green Sharpie markers.
1.Cut a 50cm length of wire and wrap it around the barrel of one of the Sharpie pens, leaving at least a 5cm tail on both ends. You should be able to wrap it around approx 10 times.
2.Bend the tails of wire so they stick up at a 90 degree angle from the coil.
3.Bring the ends of the coil together with the tails pointing straight up.
4.Holding onto the coils carefully (to avoid squashing them!) and twist the two wires together to secure.
5.Cut one of the tails of wire off, just at the top of the twisted section.
6.Use your round nose pliers to make a loop with the remaining wire, wrapping the wire down over the twisted section to finish. Trim off any excess. TIP feel free to gently squish the pumpkin to improve its shape!
7.Take an orange Sharpie pen and colour the outside of the wire. You could also use nail polish if you had some (although I may question your choice in nail colour…)
8.Colour the wrapped section with a green Sharpie for the stalk and add to an earring finding. Repeat these steps to make a second earring. You could even make another and have a matching necklace.