DIY Painted Summer Earrings

Are you headed to the beach? Or maybe making your way back? If you’re missing the sand between your toes already, try making these Beach and Water Cupcakes. If you’re wanting a splash of beachfront in your daily wardrobe, paint a pair of fun wooden earrings.

DIY Paint & Mod Podge Wooden Earrings from It Happens in a Blink


  • Paint- I used fun Apple Barrel paints
  • Paint brush
  • Wooden earrings- I purchase mine from Banglewood Crafts
  • Washi Tape
  • Gloss Mod Podge
  • Foam sponge applicator
  • Earring hooks

Painted Earrings Supplies

Skill level: Easy

Begin by painting the earrings in one solid color. I painted the front and the back of the earrings. Since I was painting on bare wood, it took several coats to completely cover the wood. Do as many coats as it takes and let dry completely.

Painted Earrings Step one

Mark off an area on the front of each with washi tape. Be sure the washi tape is pressed down well with no air bubbles to prevent paint bleed. Paint the secondary color in between the washi tape. I painted a total of seven coats of yellow before the blue was covered. Let dry completely and remove the washi tape.

Painted Earrings Washi Tape

Painted Earrings Yellow Coat

Flip earrings to back side. Matching paint lines on front, apply washi tape to back of earrings. Paint completely and let dry.

If the hole in the top of the earring is covered at this step, push a pin or needle through it to ensure that it is open.

Using the foam applicator sponge, apply Gloss Mod Podge over entire earring front and back. Let dry. I applied a second coat, as well. Let all coats completely, preferably for a 24 hour period.

Painted Earrings Mod Podge

With small pliers, open the earring hook and slide the wooden earring hole over the hook. I did have to remove a ball portion from the hook to make the earring fit. Close the hook over the top of the earring with the pliers.

Painted Earrings Jewelry Hooks

Painted Wood Earrings from It Happens in a Blink

Enjoy these fun summer earrings!

DIY Paint & Mod Podge Earrings



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