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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy these fun summer earrings!