Pyramid Stud Earrings

TIme: 45 minutes
Materials: pyramid studs, e-6000 glue, tape, Folk Art multi-surface paint, Handmade Charlotte stencils, kraft paper box, paint brushDIY Pyramid Stud Earrings | The Crafted Life

Attention fellow crafters, your messy box of paints is about to get a facelift. I recently came across Folk Art Multi Surface Paint and it’s a complete game changer. Not only can you use it on just about any surface, but it’s also it’s dishwasher safe and machine washable. That’s right, no more juggling between paints when crafting on different surfaces. Pair it with the new Handmade Charlotte Stencils (both available at Michaels), and you have yourself endless possibilities.

DIY Pyramid Stud Earrings | The Crafted Life

DIY Pyramid Stud Earrings | The Crafted Life

If you want your studs to be more than one color, you’ll need to tape off your design. I also stuck mine in cork so that I could paint freely.

DIY Pyramid Stud Earrings | The Crafted Life

Apply your first color. The paint is so thick that there really isn’t a need for a second coat!

DIY Pyramid Stud Earrings | The Crafted Life

Remove tape when wet then let dry before moving on to the next section of color. When finished, you’ll want to seal your paint (I just used Mod Podge) when completely dry.

DIY Pyramid Stud Earrings | The Crafted Life

Apply a dap of E-6000 glue and place your earring back. Let dry then fold over the sides of the stud inwards.

DIY Pyramid Stud Earrings | The Crafted Life

DIY Pyramid Stud Earrings | The Crafted Life

While waiting for the earrings to dry, I decided to make a monogrammed gift box using the Handmade Charlotte stencils and left over Plaid paint. How great is it that I didn’t need to pour new paint?!

DIY Pyramid Stud Earrings | The Crafted Life

Be sure to follow Plaid on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and blog! If you’re feeling lucky, they’re also holding a giveaway for a FolkArt Multisurface prize pack and $100 Michaels gift card here: http://bit.ly/1815kp1

*This post was sponsored by Plaid. Opinions expressed are my own. 

Button Earrings

Time: 5 minutes + dry time
Materials: vintage buttons, e-6000 glueearring postsjewelry clippers

DIY Button Earrings | The Crafted Life

In honor of Labor Day, I decided to do a project that requires little time and effort, but that still produces great results.

DIY Button Earrings | The Crafted Life

Use your jewelry clippers and snip off the back loop of the button.

DIY Button Earrings | The Crafted Life

Apply a dap of E-6000 glue (super glue should work as well), position your earring post and let dry. Once the glue is completely dry, they’re ready to wear!

DIY Button Earrings | The Crafted LifeDIY Button Earrings | The Crafted Life

DIY Color Blocked Necklace

Time: 25 minutes
Materials: bead cord, beads, clasp, jump rings, clear nail polish, scissors

DIY Color Blocked Necklace | The Crafted Life

DIY Color Blocked Necklace | The Crafted Life

Attach a jump ring to either side of your clasp. Once you’ve measure out your desired length, triple knot your bead cord onto one of the d-rings. Add a dab of clear nail polish to strengthen the knot and let dry.

DIY Color Blocked Necklace | The Crafted Life

Start stringing the first color of your beads. If your beads are smaller you can use a needle for this process.

DIY Color Blocked Necklace | The Crafted Life

Once you’ve reached the spot you want to color block, begin stringing on your second color. Finish by adding your first color bead until you’re satisfied with the length. Triple knot the cord on the remaining jump ring, clip extra cord, and seal with clear nail polish.

DIY Color Blocked Necklace | The Crafted Life

DIY Color Blocked Necklace | The Crafted Life

DIY Color Blocked Necklace | The Crafted Life