Sometimes it's so hard to think of what to make! You want to make a lot of things but realize you don't really have time enough to do most of them in a day. I realized, though, that I haven't made earrings from popsicle sticks in a while - so here's an easy one for you inspired by these earrings from Anthropologie!
- Popsicle sticks
- X-acto knife or box cutter
- Metal ruler
- Gold paint
- Black paint
- Brown paint or Wood varnish
- Painter's tape
- Jewelry studs
- E6000 glue
First, draw an elongated triangle on your popsicle stick.
Cut it out using a metal ruler and your x-acto knife or box cutter. I love using a heavy duty box cutter when cutting popsicle sticks as it's easier than using just an x-acto knife. That's my own opinion, anyway. Cut about 4 pieces of those in roughly the same size.
Stick two pieces together with E6000 so you have a thicker and sturdier earring. You may want to clamp them together while drying so they stay nice and flat against each other. Sand the edges down specially if they're not exactly the same size to give you a more clean-cut looking earring.
Now it's time to color them - water down some brown paint and paint both sides of your earrings. Alternatively, if you have some wood varnish laying around the house, you can use that as well. I like how wood varnish looks more than the paint though!
Next, tape up the front of your earrings and paint it with some gold - I used two-three coats for mine wait for that to dry.
Peel off your tape, move it lower and paint the exposed area with black as shown in the photo above. If the gold peels off when you take the tape off, don't you worry! Just go back and repaint the parts that were damaged.
Almost done - just stick your earring studs on the back of your earrings and wait for them to dry!
You have the option to seal them with a clear acrylic spray or mod-podge them afterwards, but here's the finished product!
Pardon the annoyed face, though. I just realized my remote shutter won't work anymore. But other than that, I love how this turned out - for me it looks better as studs than dangling earrings. Just saying!
I think this would look good in other color combinations too, link silver and blue. What color would you use? By the way, happy almost-fall! :)