Friday, September 21, 2012

Make 3 pairs of Earrings for under $10!

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This is one of the easiest ways to create some cute earrings when you’re on a budget.  And you don’t need any fancy tools to make them. 
First thing: Head over to Michaels, Joann’s, Hobby Lobby, or even Walmart and buy some of their pendant charms.  I bought 2 sets of charms when I went to Michaels and both of them came with 3 pendant charms.  I think each set was $3-4 dollars. But you know us crafty/creative gals don’t ever go to Michaels without our 40% off coupon, right? 
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All of the pendants were silver like above.  I decided to leave the smallest ones like they were and just added my earring posts… They’re cute silver leaves and go with a lot of clothing options.
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I took the next size up of the pendants and painted them gold using my Martha Stewart Crafts Paint.  I sealed them with a layer of Mod Podge, but you could also use a spray acrylic sealer, or just leave them without any kind of sealant.
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I added gold earring posts to them to match….
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Then I took the two largest pendant charms and gave them a quick coat of paint with a can of black Rust-Oleum spray paint.  20 minutes later they were dry to the touch and I added silver earring posts.
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And now I have 3 new pairs of earrings that I spent less than $10 on.  IMG_5500
The color possibilities for an easy DIY project like this are endless. You could create any color earrings to match any outfit, do an ombre effect with the paint, or even keep them as their original color, it’s up to you. Nothing better than budget friendly accessories right?