Hello there, kittens!
I’m so sorry about my inability to write a fascinating and life-changing post last week. Unfortunately, I was forced to leave the freezing cold of home for a business trip in sunny California. And since I’m not a multi-tasker, I was forced to prioritze packing over blogging. Lucky for you I’m back this week with another quick and easy craft. You’re welcome.
I’ll be honest, over the years I’ve grown increasingly bored with fashion in general. Everything today just seems so far removed from my actual lifestyle that I typically just stick to my usual jeans and black knit sweater combo. I can appreciate the women that choose to confidently strap a piglet on their head and call it a hat, but it just isn’t practical for my day to day.
But I do still occasionally appreciate some adorable accessories. Especially if they’re inexpensive and I know that I won’t see 10 other women wearing the same thing as I walk down the street. Making your own jewelry is a sure-fire way to get something that is uniquely you (the inexpensive part is up to you….if you’ve ever gone to a Michael’s store you know…that shit can get pricey). One of my favorite ways to customize my look is to make these adorable brad earrings. They only take a few minutes and can be made for less than the earrings you used to buy at Claire’s boutique in 1995.
1 Hot Glue Gun w/ Glue
Fabric or Epoxy Brads (find these in the scrapbooking section of your craft store)
Clippers or powerful scissors (I like the ones for jewelry-making)
I decided to go with a set that reminds me of old-school airlines in honor of my recent travels.
Clip the metal “brad” pieces off of your fabric brads. You’ll be left with just the cute fabric and a mostly flat back.
Put a dab of hot glue on your earring post and press it firmly into the center of the back of the brad.
And voila! You have some spunky earrings that evoke the same laid-back vibe as the vintage button ones that you can buy at craft fairs for 4 times the price. And did I mention that they make awesome gifts?
I love the mismatched look of this pair here:
Now I need your help. I have a ton of ideas for future craft posts. Please take this quick poll to let me know which posts you’d be most excited to read: