October 01, 2014

DIY: Dainty Gold Insect Earrings for Halloween

I just love the assortment of plastic creepy crawlies that pop up during this time of the year - I always buy a couple and I probably have a ton of them in storage but new product keep popping up that I feel the need to buy. For example? These really tiny ant-looking insects that I don't really know the purpose of that I got at Dollar Tree the other day. I immediately thought of making earring studs when I saw these things - they're tiny and the perfect size! They were easy to make as well so why not read on and find out how? :)



Supplies:

  • Tiny plastic insects
  • 4mm Earring studs
  • Spray paint
  • E6000 glue

Here's how they looked like when I bought them - for your reference. I saw them at Dollar Tree with the other creepy crawlies, and they came in glow-in-the-dark (I'm figuring) and black. I got the lighter color as usually they're easier to color than the darker ones.


They're seriously really tiny - about the size of the tip of my finger. I only plan to make a couple of these (in rose gold, copper, gold and silver) so I still am at a loss as to what to do with the leftovers!


It's super easy to make these earrings - first you have to spray paint them. I usually paint the backside before the front so as not to mess it up. It also helps if you use a glue dot to hold it down while spraying. Wait for that to dry.


Attach it to your earring posts (I used 4 mm ones as they were so tiny) with some E6000 glue and you are done!


Here's a photo to show you guys how small they are. I tried photographing it while wearing them, but the camera just won't capture the detail! That and I'm just a noob at photography. Haha!


You can always paint them a traditional bug color, like these black ones for example. They do kind of look like ants to me, what do you think?


I still really love my gold ones though as they are dainty and chic enough to wear them after the Halloween season.


Would you wear insect earrings? Have a fun time making these! 

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September 26, 2014

Friday Finds Link Party #2


Here it is again - the second edition of Friday Finds! There were a ton of awesome projects submitted last week - We absolutely LOVED them and can't wait to see what you have for us this week!!! Here are our top picks: Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds

Spooky Sodas on Friday Finds #FridayFinds
Spooky Sodas from Shaken Together

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Fall Wreath on Friday Finds #FridayFinds
Fall Wreath from Blooming Homestead
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Brandy from Gluesticks || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Farmhouse Table Makeover on Friday Finds #FridayFinds
Farmhouse Table Makeover from The Diary of Dave's Wife

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M&M Straw Game on Friday Finds #FridayFinds
M&M Straw Game from Fun on a Dime
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Vanessa from Tried & True || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Wood Hedgehog Place Cards and Cupcake Stand on Friday Finds #FridayFinds

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Butcher Block Countertop on Friday Finds #FridayFinds
Butcher Block Countertop from Cherished Bliss

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Devin & Tara from Salt & Pepper Moms || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Geometric Heart Wall Art on Friday Finds #FridayFinds
Geometric Heart Wall Art from the Bold Abode

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Hexagon Wooden Fall Wreath on Friday Finds #FridayFinds
Hexagon Wooden Fall Wreath on Cherished Bliss

Now on to this week! Make sure you link back to this blog so you can be featured next week and follow our Pinterest Board and social media channels to see if we feature your posts!

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Bride & Groom Champagne Flutes at Live Craft Love

I made these really cute Bride & Groom champagne flutes and shared the tutorial over at Live Craft Love. Do you think they're hard to make? You're sorely mistaken - these things take less than an hour to throw together!


It's the perfect gift to give a bride-to-be, or to make for your own. Not having a wedding? It's also easily customizable for coming-of-age parties, milestone parties, quincineras, and others! You can even use small champagne glasses to give to little ballerina kids.


Check out the tutorial at Live Craft love by clicking any of the photos above or the link below. Have fun crafting!

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September 22, 2014

Double Pearl Drop Earrings at Craftaholics Anonymous

The other day I was just saying how much I love making earrings these days. Here's another pair I've created - I wanted some pearls but not pearl studs (I feel like they protrude too much and will snag and tear my ear or something) so I decided to make some dangly ones instead. These come together pretty fast - less than 5 minutes if you have all your supplies ready. Head on over to Craftaholics Anonymous to check it out if you haven't yet!


It's pretty upscale looking as well so it's perfect for night outs. I do love having versatile-looking earrings that I can dress up or down.


If you haven't had the chance to check it out yet, visit the tutorial by clicking the link below or any of the photos above!

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