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How To Make Cat Face Hoop Earrings (Because You Know You Want Them)

by BUST Magazine

Wear your love for cats on your…ears…with these adorable DIY cat face hoop earrings. Follow the instructions below from Crafting For Cat Ladies: 35 Purr-fect Feline Projects by Kat Roberts to make them yourself.

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Hoop Earrings

Give a simple pair of hoop earrings a major style upgrade by adding your favorite decorative paper and some cat embellishments.

What You Need:

Scrap paper, slightly larger than the hoop earrings
Hoop earrings, 11?2 inches (4 cm) in diameter
Decorative paper, 5 x 6 inches (12.5 x 15 cm)
Glue stick
Acrylic paint, markers, or gel pens in coordinating colors
Craft glue (or glue gun)
2 rhinestones, 1?4 inch (6 mm) wide, in black

What You Do:

1. Use the pencil and ruler to draw two straight, perpendicular lines on the piece of scrap paper:

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2. Lay one of the hoop earrings over the lines so that the top quarter of the hoop is above the horizontal line, with its midpoint (not including the part that goes through your ear) touching the vertical line:

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3. Trace around the portion of the hoop that’s beneath the horizontal line, but only on the right side:

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4. Fold the paper in half along the vertical line.

5. Draw a little dip that extends from where the hoop drawing intersects the vertical line down toward the fold:

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6. Cut out. This will be your template:

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7. Trace the template onto the wrong side of your decorative paper twice:

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8. Cut both pieces out. Cut directly on the line at the dip, but leave at least 1?8 inch (3 mm) around the outside line:

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9. Cover the wrong side of one of the papers with the glue stick and place your hoop directly over the outer tracing:

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10. Cover the wrong side of the other paper with the glue stick. Carefully place it over top of the hoop, making sure that the dips on both are neatly lined up:

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11. When you’re happy with the placement, rub the surfaces firmly to help adhere the paper to the hoop:

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12. Carefully cut all around the outside, close to the hoop, to remove the excess paper. Ideally, you still want a small amount of the front and back pieces touching outside of the hoop to add strength:

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13. Repeat steps 7–12 to create the second earring in your pair.

14. Now the fun part! Use paint or markers to decorate each of the earrings with ears, whiskers, a nose, and eyes. Finish by gluing two rhinestones over the eyes:

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Excerpted with permission from Crafting For Cat Ladies: 35 Purr-fect Feline Projects by Kat Roberts

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