Handmade Tin Box Earrings DIY



If you ever come across Floral Tin Boxes , snatch them up! They make really unique jewelry.

Here is a tutorial to make beautiful DIY vintage earrings that are so fast to make!
The first earring will take the longest time, but once you have the steps down, they are so fast and can even be easily mass produced if you have an Etsy store.

All you need is:


How to make jewelry out of tins:

      1. Examine the box for the most unique pieces that would go together in a set
      2. Use the wire cutters to snip through the edges of the box.
      3. Cut out the shapes for your earrings, making them symmetrical.
      4. Sand the edges until smooth to touch.
      5. On top of a 2X4, use a hammer and small nail to punch a hole out for the jewelry hardware to attach.
      6. Attach hardware.IMG_0354

earring tutorial


7 Comments on “Handmade Tin Box Earrings DIY

  1. This looks like fabulous fun and so easy. I can hardly wait to find some tins. Christmas is coming and what a great fun gift these will be! Thanks!

  2. For Valentines day, I received candy in a red heart shaped tin with a black scroll pattern on it. I think it is just beautiful but could not bring myself to throw it out. I’m just trying to figure out how best to utilize it. I also have another one from last year which has a raised pattern on it. Am seeing some great ideas but before I just start cutting and ruining them, I’m getting ideas. And some great ones!

  3. I just came across a beautiful floral tin at a thrift shop and can’t wait to make some earrings. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. I tried making these once and found them to be harder than they look. I needed a dremmel tool to file the sharp edges and punching the hole in the top was a little tough. The end result wasn’t quite as “polished” as the ones you see here in the picture. And because of the time involved, I had to charge quite a bit per pair. They did sell though.

  5. Are the earrings too light or do you add something to them to give them some weight?

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