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)
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!