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From so-so to OMG
Today I’ll show you how to transform a pair of earrings from so-so to OMG 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.

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  • How to make a dangle earring. Paint Splatter Sparkle Earrings - Step 1
    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.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Paint Splatter Sparkle Earrings - Step 2
    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.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Paint Splatter Sparkle Earrings - Step 3
    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.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Paint Splatter Sparkle Earrings - Step 4
    Step 4

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

  • How to make a dangle earring. Paint Splatter Sparkle Earrings - Step 5
    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!

  • How to make a dangle earring. Paint Splatter Sparkle Earrings - Step 6
    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.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Paint Splatter Sparkle Earrings - Step 7
    Step 7

    Finally, try them on and go baby, go!

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