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? :)
- 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!