DIY: Popsicle Raindrop Earrings

It's sunny out today but I felt like making some raindrop-shaped earrings. I guess it's the anticipation of Spring and the rain that comes with it that made me think of making these earrings. They were an easy craft too - one involving just a single popsicle stick as the main material. Come to think of it, I haven't crafted with popsicle sticks in so long!


Materials to be used are:
Jumbo popsicle stick
Metal ruler
Pencil
X-acto knife or box cutter
Sandpaper or rotary tool with sanding band
Drill with 1/16" bit
Paint
Sealer
Jump rings and earring wire


Mark the center of your popsicle stick (width-wise). Then mark 1.5" from the edge of your popsicle stick. 

Mark about 0.8" from the edge and draw a straight line perpendicular to your marked center. After that, draw a diagonal line connecting the 1.5" mark and each 0.8" mark as shown above.


Use your diagonal lines as a guide for cutting. Cutting popsicle stick (at an angle or with the grain) is easy - it only takes just about 6-8 swipes with a box cutter. 


Shape your cuttings into a raindrop shape using sandpaper or a rotary tool with a sanding band. Mark and drill a hole for your jump ring (I used a 1/16" bit to minimize the popsicle stick breaking).


Paint both sides of your pieces with your paint of choice. Afterwards, use a sealer to coat your 'raindrops'.


Add your jump rings and you are done! Wasn't that fairly easy? Customize it by painting it in other colors, duo-toning, ombre-ing, decoupaging or even washi-taping it. 



Want other popsicle stick crafts? Check out these other craft stick projects:


These glam skull earrings are made from craft sticks and plastic skull rings from the dollar store. Check them out here.


And this geometric triangle ladder necklace is just sweet. Paint it in different colors or ombre it! Check that out here.

What type of earrings are you guys into wearing nowadays? Don't forget to pin and share if you loved this post, of course! Have a great week!

13 comments

  1. Wow these look great - what a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome Kaylene! Glad you like them! :)

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  2. How sweet :) Added to my to do list :) Thanks Aki!

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    1. Thanks Ashley, glad to know you loved it! :)

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  4. I can't get over how amazing these look! Would it be okay with you if I made these with my Girl Scout Troop? Not to sell or anything (for personal wear only). I really want to show them that jewelry doesn't have to diamonds & gold to be elegant & beautiful :) Thank you for sharing your creativity and beauty with the rest of the world :)

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    1. Sure, Kitra! It would be a fun craft - just remember to take precautions, cutting the popsicle sticks might be a bit difficult for kids. Thanks so much for commenting! :)

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  5. Ooh bet a tongue depressor stick would work nicely too- Thanks for the great idea!!

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    1. It would, I think! :) No problem - have a fun time crafting :)

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  6. Could you not drill holes and make them so they are not drop earrings?

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