How to Make DIY Spiral Earrings & Other Jewelry Out of Old Notebooks

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40 Minutes

Do you have old notebooks lying around? Instead of throwing them out, why not transform them into jewelry?

I’ll show you how to make spiral earrings, necklaces, and bracelets with these easy DIY mini tutorials! Prepare to be inspired. Let’s go!

Tools and materials:

  • Spirals from old notebooks
  • Glue gun
  • Nail polish
  • Necklace
  • Pliers
  • Earring hooks
  • Clothes pin
  • Scissors
  • Jar
Spiral notebooks and earring hooks

1. Spiral earrings

For the first tutorial, all you need is a couple of empty notebooks and two earring hooks. 

Removing cardboard and paper

Start by removing the cardboard front and back, plus any remaining paper bits that are left in this groovy, spiral part. 

Looping the earring hook around the spiral

Next, grab one of your notepad springs and your earring hook. Loop the earring hook around the end of the little spring. 

DIY notebook spiral earrings

Now, you’ve instantly created a fun little earring! Repeat it with the other one, and you have yourself a matching 80s-style pair of spiral earrings! 

Metal spiral from a notebook

2. Metal spiral earrings

Because I only had one metal spiral, I went ahead and chopped it evenly in half. It was really easy to do with just a pair of scissors. 

How to make spiral wire earrings

Then, I simply added my earring hooks and landed with these pretty adorable short springy DIY notebook spiral earrings. 

Adding nail polish to water

I’m not happy with this color, and some of the paint has chipped off. So, I will jazz them up a little! Here, I have an old plastic container, and I've filled it with enough water to submerge my earring into it. Then, I added some nail polish to the water. 

Dipping the earring into the nail polish

Dip your earring into the water and nail polish. 

DIY painted spiral earring

And…. It’s perfectly colored! Now, repeat it with the other one and let it out to dry. 

Can you recycle spiral notebooks into jewelry?

What do you think of these awesomely painted spiral earrings? 

Large spiral

3. Spiral necklace

Some notebook spirals are absolutely huge, and I think this one will make a great necklace. 

Wide-linked chain

So, I just looked in my jewelry box and found this wide linked chain. The links are big enough to go around the spiral. 

How to make a spiral necklace

So, simply open up each end with pliers and attach it. 

DIY spiral necklace

Yeah! All done. What do you think of this funky necklace?

Black notebook spiral

4. Spiral pin

This notebook spiral has an interesting shape. So, if you have the same, measure it on your neck and pull it apart a bit. Bend it into shape as evenly as you can. 

Applying glue to the pin

Next, grab your handy hot gun and pop a little bit of glue on the back of a pin. 

Attaching the pin to the spiral

Then, stick it to the spiral. Note that I stuck mine on the boring side, I wanted the interesting part to stick out. 

Painting the pin with nail polish

You’ll notice my spiral is a shiny black, and the pin is silver. So, I grabbed black nail polish and painted the pin (both front and back). Like this, it will blend in better. When you’re done, set the pin aside to dry. 

DIY spiral pin

Here’s my pinned spiral! Looks pretty, right? 

Bending spiral

5. Spiral bracelet

Let’s move on to the next DIY notebook spiral accessory. School notebooks have super long spirals. Also, these can easily be wrapped back onto themselves when you twist them together. 

DIY spiral bracelet

So, to make a bracelet, wrap it around your wrist and decide how long you want it to be.

Cutting the spiralto the right length

Once you have it measured to where you want it to be, by hooking it together, chop off any excess with a pair of scissors. 

Tip: You could make another pair of earrings from the excess piece. 

Looping the ends together

Spiral the ends together a little bit, and make sure you can still get it off and on. 

Securing the spiral in place with hot glue

Next, grab your glue gun and secure it. 

How to make a spiral bracelet

How cute is that? You could also grab beads and feed them through the spiral. Ensure you do this before you stitch the ends together. 

DIY spiral jewelry

DIY notebook spiral earrings, necklace, and bracelets

Can you believe all these awesomely adorable accessories were created from notebook spirals? From spiral earrings to a lovely necklace, you can recycle spiral notebooks into jewelry easily.

DIY spiral earrings and other accessories

What do you think of these funky spiral jewelry pieces? Comment down below. 

Suggested materials:
  • Spirals from old notebooks
  • Glue gun
  • Nail polish
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