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Creating Candy-Box Borg Cube Earrings

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Are you ready for an Ensign-level mission? Then, lower your shields, surrender your candy and get ready to make your own candy-box Borg earrings...

Wondering what to do with trick or treat goodies from Halloween? Luckily, we’ve got an up-cycled project that will put all those mini-candy boxes to good use. It’s the perfect fashion accessory for any queen or drone looking to add stylistic distinctiveness to their own.

 Final Candy-Box Borg Cube Earrings


Supplies:

-2 boxes of mini candy (we used Milk Duds)
-Grey/Silver and Black Acrylic paints
-1 black plastic needle point sheet
-Adhesive or Craft Glue
-Paint brush or foam brush
-1” silver earring hooks (2 of them)
-Scissors

 

Step One:

Empty and enjoy your candy (this is the easiest and most fun step of all)


Step Two:

 Candy-Box Borg Cube Earrings

Run your fishhook earring through the center top of the box from the opened end. It’s important to do this step before sealing your box.

 Candy-Box Borg Cube Earrings

 Candy-Box Borg Cube Earrings


Step Three:

Use a small amount of craft glue to seal the flaps shut on the opened end.


Step Four:

 Candy-Box Borg Cube Earrings

Protect your work surface with a newspaper or drop cloth and paint all four sides of the box pewter grey with your acrylic paint. Let dry for at least 1/2 an hour.


Step Five:

 Candy-Box Borg Cube Earrings

While your paint is drying, cut pieces of your needle point sheet to fit all four sides of the box. Those will then be glued to the surface. Also, cut out random shapes from the needlepoint sheets, such as tiny squares and rectangles. These will look like the random ship pieces stuck to the side of the Borg cube.


Step Six:

Once your paint is dry, glue the needle point cut outs to the four sides. Then, add your smaller pieces on top in any way you’d like.


TreknoTip!

 Candy-Box Borg Cube Earrings

If the plastic pieces aren't sticking to the needlepoint sheet, you can glue some dark green felt to the back of the pieces to give more grip.


Step Seven (of Nine):

Candy-Box Borg Cube Earrings

Allow to air dry and then paint the black sheets with some grey and silver paint to add distress to your ship. Optional: you can add small green or red brads to represent tractor and cutting beams.

Want to add more stylish distinctiveness to your home? Check out our Borg cube tissue box cover tutorial.

 

Mary Czerwinski is a Los Angeles-based crafter and host of an online DIY-series, Glue Guns & Phasers. She hosts crafting workshops at Star Trek conventions and local businesses. Czerwinski was featured in the Star Trek Craft Book.

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