DIY Tampon Earrings

DIY Tampon Earrings

A few months ago I saw this craft on the She Thinx blog, Periodical (you can find their post here) and fell in love immediately.

Menstrual product jewellery? Sign me up!

So finally I got around to it, found some tampons and started.

If you’re a regular around here you’ll know I no longer use single-use period products and I wasn’t going to buy tampons for the sake of this.

I used some I still had lying around that while sealed, weren’t in their original packaging (so I have no clue how old they are) and have been sitting in the bottom of handbags for I have no idea how long, so I wasn’t comfortable donating them.

Disclaimer: you will end up with glitter everywhere for the foreseeable future.

Now, to get started all you need is:

  • Two tampons
  • Red paint
  • A foam paint brush
  • Red glitter
  • Two earring hooks (I got mine here)
  • Scissors

As for putting them together, it’s pretty straight forward.

As proof here’s me making a pair (mind the uni reading protecting my desk from paint- it’s from last semester I swear).

Just paint your tampon with your red paint to your desired blood level, roll it in glitter, tie it through an earring hook and BAM; you’ve got yourself some ‘bloody’ amazing jewellery!

Pro-tip: make sure you get paint right into the grooves of the tampon as they will swell a little bit after painting.

These are way too cute and perfect for any occasion (in my opinion anyway).

You could even skip the glitter for a more subtle, everyday earring moment.

So what do you guys think, are tampon earrings a look? Let me know (but I won’t be convinced that they aren’t).

If you make some of your own tag me on Instagram @hyperfeminism , I’d love to see them!


Mal xx

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