Friday, October 5, 2012

"Spooky Cuties" DIY earrings!

YAY!!! It's TGIF!!! Are you old enough to remember that, lol!

Hey everyone! Not sure about you guys but I have had a crazy busy week... So looking forward to this weekend! Not like it will be any less busy, haha!

Anyways, so excited to share with you my latest craft! I got the idea as soon as I saw one of SVG Cuts latest collections... Check it out here!

I thought I would try my hand at making some bling for my daughter! She loves dangly earnings... So that's what I made!  I love how she walks around the house shaking her head! Too cute! I'm going to surprise her with them this weekend!

Just thought of it now as I was typing... I could have made a matching pendant for a necklace as well. Oh well, next time!

So here they are...


Aren't they the cutest earrings EVER!


Don't mind the glue gobs around the eyes! I was so excited to take pictures I could't even wait for the glue to dry, LOL!


And this is me holding them up to show you some scale... I really shrunk the files down in size!

So here is what I did... 
  • cut out 3 of the same image and glued them to each other to create some thickness and make the earnings more sturdier.( Notice I added a tiny hole to the top of the cut out so that I could hook on the earring piece later.)
  • I then used some glitter glue on the top of each earring. (This added some sparkle and protection to the paper)
  • Then once the glitter glue was dry, I sealed the whole piece with clear nail polish. Yes, you heard me right! Nail Polish! It worked beautifully and I didn't have to go out and buy a sealant. I guess I could of used modge podge, but this was way easier and gave it great shine... and completly dry in 60 seconds, lol! (I used a pin and poked it through the hole to make it easier while I painted it!)


  • Once everything was dry I glued on my googly eyes (picture above, no googly eyes... not cute enough, back to the cute factory he went!)
  • Then I attached each of my "Spooky Cuties" to the fish hook earring pieces simply by opening up the bottom hoop with needle nose pliers and hooking on the "Cutie," then just tightening it up again. For the longer ones I just added some chain.

By the way I will be linking up to Tamara's Happy Life Crafty Wife's Ghostess with the Mostess Design Challege!



Hope you like this little project and maybe be inspired to create some bling of your own!
Have a "Spootacular" weekend!



30 comments:

Amy (aka Aimitup) said...

Love these - what a great & creative idea. Thanks for the tutorial and tips. I don't have daughters but I may just have to make some for me!

Ilda Dias said...

I'm glad you like them! Don't worry Amy, I'll sneak a pair away from my daughter when she's not looking, hehe!

craftmates said...

Love the googly eyes - so cute!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks, I'm glad I added them too!

Katie Drane said...

How creative! They look awesome, thanks so much for sharing:)

Katie
www.funhomethings.com

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks and you are welcome Katie!!!

Peg said...

These are super-cute!

Ladies Holiday said...

THose are BOOtiful! So simple ( I love simple!) Thanks for sharing :)
We'd love for you to link up on our Friday Blog Hop: http://www.ladiesholiday.com Cheers!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much Peg :)

Ilda Dias said...

Hello! And thanks for stopping by! I would love to link up to your party, see you tomorrow!

buglvr2010 said...

These are so adorable! What a fantastic idea!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much Corri! Am a big fan of your work! Thanks for stopping by!

Alyssa Rivers said...

You did such a great job! This totally took me back to elementary when I loved wearing earrings like this! I want a pair right now! Lol New follower to your adorable blog! I would love for you to visit me and join my site as well!

riversrecipereview.blogspot.com

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much Alyssa, for sure will visit! ;)

Alderberry Hill said...

Thanks for linking to Make the Scene Monday, you are being featured later this evening!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much, will definitely go check it out!

Two Succulent Sisters said...

I have to make these for my granddaughter!! She'd love them! I looked around your site for quite a while. Love the things you make with paper. CUTE to the max. Linda
Oh, and I pinned quite a few things, too.

Missy said...

These are adorable! The little wiggle eyes are just too, too cute!!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks for stopping by, I love to share... I'm sure your granddaughter will love them! They are so much fun! BTW, I added you on G+, come back soon! :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Missy! You are so sweet! I love the wiggly eyes too!

misselayneous said...

Hi! I saw your post on CraftJunkieToo..and you earrings are really cute and pretty. They're unique and quirky.

misselayneousthings.blogspot.com

Ilda Dias said...

Hi misselayneous! Love that name!!! Thank-you and thanks for stopping by! I'm now following you on G+ :)

Christine said...

CONGRATS!! You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!!
Come on over and grab your featured button... You deserve it!!
http://thediydreamer.blogspot.ca/2012/10/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-38.html

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much Christine, I'll go visit you right now!!!

Lisa said...

hey hey hey! ILDA! i found you thru the DIY Dreamer feature and read your profile. i'm a nurse too! and i'd much much rather be blogging also-HAHAHA we gotta have fun somehow huh? hope you swing by my blog-i signed up as your newest GFC and also on reader. :) happy to have found you and your earrings are waaaaaay CUTE!

Ilda Dias said...

Hi LISA!!! Thanks so much for stopping by! I love that you are a nurse, it is so awesome to see so many creative nurses out there! I for sure will stop by your blog and follow you as well!!!

Jourdan said...

I'm the newest follower of your blog! I found you through DIY Dreamer! These are SOOOOOOO cute! I love them. Thanks for sharing!

Jourdan
www.twomillionmiles.wordpress.com

Ilda Dias said...

Hi Jourdan, thanks so much for stopping by and following! Will head over and follow you back :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous earrings! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

T'onna

Josh and Heidi Balling said...

They are soooooooooo cute, I love them!!!