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DIY Jewelry: Redo Your Earrings with Spray Paint!

DIY Jewelry: Redo Your Earrings with Spray Paint!
 Hey friends! I orginally posted this tutorial on Feel Good Style, but thought you guys would like it as well!

Have you ever received a pair of earrings that you like, but they're just not the right color? That's how I felt with these gold earrings I received as a gift from a friend. I loveeee leaves/trees, so I loved the base of the earrings, but I just couldn't get over the gold. I know everyone says that gold is coming back, but unless it's the antique-looking gold, it's just not me. With my pasty skin and blonde hair, it blends in too much. Anyway, enough complaining! 

Instead of allowing the earrings to sit and sit some more in my jewelry stash, I decided to update them with spray paint!

What You Will Need:

1. Earrings that need a redo

2. Spray paint

3. Painter's tape

4. Sand paper (optional)

5. Spray sealer (optional)

How To Do It:

1. Tape off the part of the earrings that go into your ears.

2. Spray paint your earrings! Don't forget that multiple light coats will give you better results that one heavy coat.

3. After painting, it seemed like the details of the leaves got a little lost with the dark paint. To help them pop out a little more, I decided to distress the earrings with sand paper. I loved the way it added depth and dimension to the earrings. Sanding is totally optional, though!

4. Wipe off any sanding dust from your earrings. Then, seal your earrings with a spray sealer. Normally I use a spray Polycrylic or spray acrylic. This step is optional, but I highly recommend it. Sealing your earrings with help protect your paint job over time. Plus, I've found that it kind of neutralizes that strong spray paint smell once the sealer has dried for a few days.

What do you think? Are there any earrings in your jewelry stash that you could redo?

Check out these other DIY jewelry and accessory tutorials:

DIY Jewelry: Redo Your Earrings with Spray Paint!


Linking up to these awesome parties:

Monday-- Monday Funday at C.R.A.F.T; Manic Monday at Serendipity and Spice; What's In the Gunny Sack Link Party at The Gunny Sack; Weekend Warrior Mondays at Ask Anna; Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple; Tuesday--  Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm; Be Inspired at Elizabeth & Co.; Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife; Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Kammy's Korner; Wednesday-- Show Off Your Stuff Party at Fireflies and JellybeansUnder $100 Linky Party at Beyond the Picket Fence; Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style; Thursday-- Thriving on Thursdays at Domesblissity; Catch a Glimpse Thursday at a Glimpse Inside; Hookin' Up With House of Hepworths; Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage; Everything But The Kitchen Sink at A Little Knick Knack; Friday-- Financial Friday Link-Up at The Grant Life; Feature Friday at Blissful and Domestic; A Pinteresting Link Party at Tutus and Tea Parties; Tickled Pink at 504 MainFriday Frolic at Pocket Full of Pink; Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and JelloWeekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now; Frugal Friday at the Shabby Nest; Functional Friday at The Not So Functional Housewife; Inspire Me Please at Liz Marie; Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed Saturday-- Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter; Head to Head Showdown Saturday at I Can't Stop Crafting; Funky Junk's Saturday Night Special; Get Schooled Saturday at Too Much Time on My Hands; Sunday-- Sundae Scoop on I Heart Nap Time; Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming; Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes;

Craft Booth Ideas: Lantern Jewelry Display

For those of you who are new around here, I have a craft booth in a local antique store. I'm always looking for items to redo and sell, or use as a display. I especially like to upcycle items that I can feature over at Crafting a Green World. I found this old lantern at a thrift store-- the glass sides were obviously broken out and it was just the metal shell. Even so, I knew I could make it into something awesome.



Enter, chicken wire. Really quick, though, I want to say that all the bloggers that ever wrote about chicken wire didn't tell me what a pain in the booty it is! It's hard to work with and it hurts! Once you're done hurting yourself with chicken wire you will also need wire cutters and other little accessories to decorate the lantern. You might also want use gloves when working with the chicken wire.

How To Do It:

1. Clean it up. Thrift store gunk is yuck.

2. Roll out your chicken wire. Again, this is difficult, so ask for assistance!

3. Measure the inside of your lantern to see how long the chicken wire needs to be. Or, you can be lazy like me, and wrap the chicken wire around the outside of your lantern and guestimate the length. Then, use your wire cutters to cut it.

4. Put the chicken wire inside of the lantern and form it around the edges. Cut off any excess wire.

5. Wrap the ends of the chicken wire together. You should be able to unite them pretty well, so you won't notice the seam.



6. Cut off any excess wire from the top. I would recommend leaving a little bit extra, though, so you can wrap it around the edges. This will help keep the chicken wire in place and give it a little more stability.


7. Put the lid back on top, and you're ready to accessorize! You could use it to display your jewelry:



or use it as a welcome sign/memo board


You could also put a large candle or seasonal decorations inside, too! 

What would you put in it or on it? Leave a comment with your ideas below.

Linking up to these awesome parties:  
Monday-- Monday Funday at C.R.A.F.TManic Monday at Serendipity and Spice; Bedazzle Me Monday @ Everything Under the MoonMake It Monday at Brassy AppleWhat's In the Gunny Sack Link Party at The Gunny SackWeekend Warrior Mondays at Ask AnnaMotivate Me Monday at Keeping it SimpleLife Made Lovely Monday at Life Made LovelyAmaze Me Monday at Dittle Dattle; Tuesday--  Tute Tuesdays at A Law Student's JourneyNifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm; Be Inspired at Elizabeth & Co.Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a HousewifeNaturally-Nifty Linky Party at Natural NestersTrash to Treasure Tuesday at Kammy's Korner; Wednesday-- Show Off Your Stuff Party at Fireflies and JellybeansLink Party at Passionately ArtisticUnder $100 Linky Party at Beyond the Picket FenceWow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style; Thursday-- Thriving on Thursdays at DomesblissityCatch a Glimpse Thursday at a Glimpse InsideHookin' Up With House of HepworthsTransformation Thursday at Shabby Creek CottageEverything But The Kitchen Sink at A Little Knick Knack; Friday-- Financial Friday Link-Up at The Grant LifeFeature Friday at Blissful and DomesticA Pinteresting Link Party at Tutus and Tea PartiesTickled Pink at 504 MainFeature Yourself Friday at Fingerprints on the FridgeFreestyle Friday at Happy Hour Projects; Friday Frolic at Pocket Full of PinkWeekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and JelloSimply Creations Friday at My Simple Home LifeFabulous Friday at Ohh Baby DesignsWeekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity NowFrugal Friday at the Shabby NestFunctional Friday at The Not So Functional Housewife; Link Up with Me, Liz MarieFurniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed Saturday-- Show Off Saturday at Nutmeg PlaceSpotlight Saturday at Classy ClutterHead to Head Showdown Saturday at I Can't Stop CraftingFunky Junk's Saturday Night Special; Get Schooled Saturday at Too Much Time on My Hands; Share Your Creativity at It's OverflowingSunday-- Sundae Scoop on I Heart Nap TimeSo Creative Party Time at So Very CreativeCreative Bloggers' Party & Hop at Homemaker on a DimeSunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and DreamingThink Pink Sundays at Flamingo ToesSeasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper;

DIY Hair Accessories: Turn a Vintage Earring into an Unique Hair Pin


Happy Memorial Day! Hope you are having a wonderful time with family and friends! Let's not forget what this day is truly about, though. Take a moment to pray for those who have lost loved ones and for those who are still fighting for our freedom. Now, for the tutorial...
 
Do you ever buy a pair of earrings and think, "I don't know if I'll ever wear these, but they're so cute!" Well, that's what I did with these vintage earrings that I found at a garage sale. I bought them, but never wore them. So, I decided to give one of the earrings new life by turning it into a hair pin (and then I shared it on Crafting a Green World).

What You Will Need:

 1. A hair pin. I used a bobby pin but you could use another hair accessory, too.

2. An earring, brooch, or button. There are so many possibilities! Maybe even a tiny toy for a little girl?

3. Hot glue and hot glue gun

4. Pliers and/or scissors

 How To Do It:

1. If you have an earring or a brooch, you'll need to remove the back pointy piece. I used a combination of scissors and pliers.. and begging my roomie to help me get it off. I'm such a baby!

2. Carefully hot glue the earring to the top of your hair pin. I glued mine to the end of the pin, but you can always play around with the placement.

 That's all, folks! I've already worn this cutie several times and I love, love, love it! Go through your jewelry or even your craft supplies and find that awesome earring, button, or brooch that
can be transformed into an unique hair accessory!

If you have any ideas of what I should do with the other earring, leave me a comment below! A ring, perhaps!?

Linking up to these awesome parties:  
Monday-- Monday Funday at C.R.A.F.T; Manic Monday at Serendipity and Spice; Bedazzle Me Monday @ Everything Under the Moon; Make It Monday at Brassy Apple; What's In the Gunny Sack Link Party at The Gunny Sack; Weekend Warrior Mondays at Ask Anna; Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple; Life Made Lovely Monday at Life Made Lovely; Amaze Me Monday at Dittle Dattle; Tuesday--  Tute Tuesdays at A Law Student's Journey; Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm; Be Inspired at Elizabeth & Co.; Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife; Naturally-Nifty Linky Party at Natural Nesters; Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Kammy's Korner; Wednesday-- Show Off Your Stuff Party at Fireflies and Jellybeans; Link Party at Passionately ArtisticUnder $100 Linky Party at Beyond the Picket Fence; Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style; Thursday-- Thriving on Thursdays at Domesblissity; Catch a Glimpse Thursday at a Glimpse Inside; Hookin' Up With House of Hepworths; Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage; Everything But The Kitchen Sink at A Little Knick Knack; Friday-- Financial Friday Link-Up at The Grant Life; Feature Friday at Blissful and Domestic; A Pinteresting Link Party at Tutus and Tea Parties; Tickled Pink at 504 Main; Feature Yourself Friday at Fingerprints on the Fridge; Freestyle Friday at Happy Hour Projects; Friday Frolic at Pocket Full of Pink; Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello; Simply Creations Friday at My Simple Home Life; Fabulous Friday at Ohh Baby Designs; Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now; Frugal Friday at the Shabby Nest; Functional Friday at The Not So Functional Housewife; Link Up with Me, Liz Marie; Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed Saturday-- Show Off Saturday at Nutmeg Place; Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter; Head to Head Showdown Saturday at I Can't Stop Crafting; Funky Junk's Saturday Night Special; Get Schooled Saturday at Too Much Time on My Hands; Share Your Creativity at It's Overflowing; Sunday-- Sundae Scoop on I Heart Nap Time; So Creative Party Time at So Very Creative; Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop at Homemaker on a Dime; Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming; Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes; Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper;