Wire Pumpkin Earrings DIY

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!

Wire Pumpkin Earrings Halloween DIY Tutorial

You will need:

-0.6mm/22 gauge silver plated wire

-Earring findings

-Chainnose pliers

-Round nose pliers

-Wire cutters

-Orange and green Sharpie markers.

Wire Pumpkin Earrings Halloween DIY Tutorial

How to:

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.

Wire Pumpkin Earrings Halloween DIY Tutorial

2.Bend the tails of wire so they stick up at a 90 degree angle from the coil.

Wire Pumpkin Earrings Halloween DIY Tutorial

3.Bring the ends of the coil together with the tails pointing straight up.

Wire Pumpkin Earrings Halloween DIY Tutorial

4.Holding onto the coils carefully (to avoid squashing them!) and twist the two wires together to secure.

Wire Pumpkin Earrings Halloween DIY Tutorial

5.Cut one of the tails of wire off,  just at the top of the twisted section.

Wire Pumpkin Earrings Halloween DIY Tutorial

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!

Wire Pumpkin Earrings Halloween DIY Tutorial

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…)

Wire Pumpkin Earrings Halloween DIY Tutorial

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.

Wire Pumpkin Earrings Halloween DIY Tutorial

If you have a go at making your own wire pumpkin earrings, or have any questions feel free to comment below or message me on TwitterInstagram or Facebook! Happy Making!

Wire Pumpkin Earrings Halloween DIY Tutorial

 

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6 thoughts on “Wire Pumpkin Earrings DIY

  • December 3, 2016 at 11:16 pm
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    Those are too adorable!

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  • February 28, 2017 at 5:54 pm
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    Thanks for sharing these easy steps to make beautiful earrings. I am very fond of wire dangle earrings and have created many homemade earrings. I will try your method. Hope to see more posts from your side.

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  • September 19, 2017 at 9:05 am
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    These are just too cute! Thanks for sharing!

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