October 12, 2012

DIY: Paint Chip Ombre Earrings


I like candy corn - but I would not dare wear candy corn-colored earrings. So I figured orange ombre can be a good substitute, you know, for Halloween festivities. It's pretty easy, takes about 15 minutes (or less) to whip up.

Ready to start this project? Here's what you do:


No need to explain, right? Super easy peasy. Make a total of four ombre circles, and stick back to back. Don't forget to punch circles for the jump rings first, it's hard to punch after there are too many layers. And then attach your earring hooks. :)


If you want, you could also glaze it with diamond glaze or a similar paper glaze to be more sturdy and glossy. What do you think? Have a good weekend! :)

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    1. Yeah, it is. I didn't think of that! :)

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  2. Clever idea! And not just for Halloween.

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    1. Yes, I made a sea green ombre and I absolutely love it more than this. :3

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  3. really like them :)
    http://crafterlifebyme.blogspot.com

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  4. This is impressive!!! I always have tons of extra paint chips lying around too.

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    1. I horde them. It's unstoppable. @_@

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  5. Sweet! I added to my Paint Chip Crafts article: http://www.squidoo.com/paint-chip-crafts

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  6. these are so awesome and simple :)

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    1. thanks for the feature Johnnie! :3

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  8. I love these! I think I would use the same idea to make a pendant since I usually wear smaller earrings. If it's a non-painting project that incorporates paint chips, I'm in!

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    1. I would probably have a lot of projects like that in the future, since I'm so obsessed with how easy to make jewelry from them o.o

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  9. I love these!! Probably a stupid question but what did you use to cut the different lengths of the circles so perfectly?? A coin?

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    1. I used a 1 1/2" circle punch and just eyeballed the gradation. :)

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    2. thanks! so you just used a circle punch to make all the different lengths to? and did you use a circle punch for the hole for the earring hooks? haha sorry for all the questions

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    3. Yeah, I only used the 1 1/2" circle punch for all the circles (even the half ones and so on) and I used I think a 1/8" circle punch for the hole for the earring hooks, and lol it's okay :3

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  10. The gradation is a brilliant approach!

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  11. PS Okay to feature it in a future blog post so others can come visit?

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  12. Clever indeed! I'm going to make a pair of these in pink for my grand daughter, she will love them! Thanks for the super neat idea!

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  13. Great idea! I've just today picked up some pink, red and purple colour charts to make heart-shaped earrings for Valentines Day! CS

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    1. That's a good idea! Have fun crafting and thanks for stopping by :)

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  14. Thanks for your sweet comment on my post, Aki. I had to come and check yours out - - they are awesome! I really like your idea to use a glitter glaze. I might need to try that! Off to make sure I'm following you across social media. ;-)

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  15. I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your paint chip project! You can see it here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/ombre-paint-chip-earrings/

    If you have other kid- or teen-friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a fun project idea!

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