DIY SIMPLE EARRINGS // painted foam leaves
When my beloved pair of feather earrings finally died (not pretty), I decided to make a replacement for myself.

There are a lot of instructions for making earrings from leather, but I wanted a material that was a bit easier to work with and, to be honest, cheaper for all the mess-ups I was guaranteed to make.

I decided to try using some craft foam sheets and make a very simple pair to begin with, but I'm excited to make some more pairs in different shapes and patterns.
MATERIALS:
  • Soft foam sheet (I found mine at Michael's...in the kid's crafts aisle)
  • Scissors
  • Mod podge
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Sewing needle (or really anything else that could poke a hole in the foam for the earring backs)
  • 2 earring backs
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Draw the desired earring shape onto the foam. I traced an old earring that I liked to make it the size I wanted. Cut out one earring and then trace it to create a matching earring.
  2. Coat both cut earrings with a layer of Mod Podge -- this seals the foam and prevents it from soaking up all the paint. Once dry, paint the earrings in whatever color and pattern you want.
  3. Poke a hole in each earring and thread the earring backs into the earrings. Enjoy!


xo Diana
Topics: projects + diy
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