November 21, 2012

Painted Festive Earrings

Hey Everyone - - I know it's Guest Post Extravaganza, but I just can't stay away!

 I wanted to pop in just for a second as part of Crafty Cornucopia - it's a Paint Craft Challenge and later in the week you can link up to win a prize...

Paint -- what a fun challenge - such a broad topic!  I need a good pair of red earrings (since the holidays are coming up and all), so of course I turned to's what I started with:
And obviously I have a thing for craft paint:
So grab some craft paint ( I picked a deep red, of course) and paint a quick coat on.  Let dry in between coats of paint.  I ended up doing 3 coats of color:

And then this is where I have a tutorial fail - because I didn't even take pictures of the other steps - oops!  But I'll talk you through it - - after the coats of color, I painted a coat of glitter paint (the Martha Stewart version - it worked great with it fabulousness in sparkle) and after that dried I painted a coat of Mod Podge over everything so the glitter won't flake off.

After they're dry, just assemble the earring pieces and wear with pride!  I should avoid having kids take my picture (because it's an awful angle) but whatcha gonna do?!

So there you have it - my super simple, super fun paint project:

Don't forget to come link up with one of your awesome paint projects.  Paint can be involved in almost any project, so sky's the limit on this one!
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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

2 Fabulous Comments:

Love them!

Impressive craft paint stash! What a fun way to store them too.

That was an easy tutorial! They look fab on you Mandy!

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