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DIY Wednesday: Paint-Splatter Sparkle Earrings Tutorial

March 13, 2013

Hey daisies, how’s your week going? Mine has been kind of gloomy and energy-sapped but I’m feeling much better today, becaaause

…it’s the first official Hey Mishka DIY Wednesday! Today I’ll show you how to transform a pair of earrings from so-so to o-m-g in about 45 minutes with my DIY paint-splatter sparkle earrings tutorial. All you need are a pair of earrings with some surface room for decoration (mine are a pair of vintage metal cut-out earrings from a flea market I was browsing), acrylic paint, a brush, and loose glitter in the hue of your liking.

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor

 Step 1. Lay your earrings flat on a clean surface. Be sure they are void of any dust or particles  that could get stuck under the paint. Double check! You probably haven’t worn them in a while if you’re giving them a makeover.

pink vintage earrings tutorial diy

 Step 2. Pour your acrylic paint (tempera paint works as well) into a cap or jar.  I chose silver—you choose what you like! Don’t water the paint down. You’ll want a thick texture so it really stands out on the earrings.

pink vintage earrings tutorial splatter glitter diy

 Step 3. Use a medium sized paint brush to flick paint onto the  earrings.Be careful not to get paint on the metal hooks. You may want to cover them with plastic wrap to avoid doing so.

pink vintage earrings tutorial splatter glitter diy

 Step 4. Pick a glitter color that compliments your paint and earrings. I chose a bronze to keep with the metallic theme.

pink vintage earrings tutorial splatter glitter diy

 Step 5. Sprinkle the glitter directly onto the earrings, covering as much or as little of the paint as you wish. I left some showing to create a layering effect. Also, take this moment to enjoy the fact that you’re covering something in glitter. This act should never be taken for granted!

pink vintage earrings tutorial splatter glitter diy

 Step 6. Set them aside to dry for 2-3 hours, to make sure the paint is firmly dry. Tap them gently on your surface so you can shake off the excess glitter that did not stick. Be sure to do this thoroughly so you don’t have glitter raining onto your shoulders and neck as you stroll downtown.

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor

 Step 7. Finally, try them on and go baby, go!

pink vintage earrings tutorial splatter glitter diy

pink vintage earrings tutorial splatter glitter diy

Have fun and show me what you come up with! Check my DIY page for more projects, and stay tuned for next Wednesday’s brand new tutorial.

Until tomorrow…

P.S. Thanks to Maybelline for this gorgeous Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor in Neon Red! We were given cosmetic goodies from a complimentary Maybelline vending machine at Fusion Fashion Show over the weekend. Fusion was sponsored by Maybelline for the second year in a row.

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