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Love Mod Podge crafts? Me too! Mod Podge is one of my favorite crafting mediums because there are so many things you can do with it; for instance, you can create things like handmade jewelry, photo gifts, special keepsakes, furniture makeovers… The possibilities are endless. If you love jewelry but haven't tried making your own yet, I have an easy tutorial that will have you making all sorts of beautiful earrings. It really is that easy.
These little earrings only require a few supplies. They're actually really affordable to make, and you could make several pair, depending on how many designs you want.
Supplies Needed for DIY Mod Podge Earrings
- Scrapbook paper
- Craft knife
- Cutting mat
- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
- 2 Earring pendants
- 2 flat fishhook earwires
- 2 round jump rings (optional)
- Round-nose pliers
Instructions for Making Earrings
The first step is to pick out the scrapbook paper design you want. I stuck with a smaller, colorful, floral pattern for this particular pair, allowing for more design flair in the earrings.
Cut paper to pendant shape with a craft knife. This is the most tedious step because it may require more trimming and shaping to fit the paper inside the pendant.
Fit paper inside each pendant.
Dimensional Magic allows you to finish the earrings with a clear raised finish. Fill in the surface of each earring pendant with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, making sure it goes to the edges of your earrings, also removing bubbles with a toothpick. It's important to remove any bubbles you may have; otherwise, they'll show up even after the Mod Podge has dried. You’ll want to allow about 3 hours for this to dry. When first applied, it will look milky, but it'll clear as it dries.
After your jewelry has dried well, then you can add the necessary hardware, using the round-nose pliers. Hardware includes jump rings (if you prefer them) and flat fishhook earwires. I didn't add jump rings to this pair because I didn't feel they needed them, but it's totally up to you.
And that's it! Making your own earrings is super duper easy and quite addictive. They make great gifts too; I'm sure we all know a birthday girl, a graduate, a friend, sister, mom, teacher who would love a gift like this. Happy crafting!
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