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in one ear, out the other...wait... what?
I got the idea for this craft from geekcrafts here's the link: http://geekcrafts.com/portal-hoops
At first I thought they were earrings, but when I saw they weren't I thought it would be awesome to make some! They were very easy to make, I just had to buy the earrings and scrounge up some supplies that I already had lying around my house :)

A note on drying times for paint, I didn't exactly time it, but an hour is a good bet that the paint will dry in time for a second coat. make sure it is completely dry though, you don't want your paint to peel off while messing with it. I'm also considering putting a laquer on it to protect the paint from chipping or being rubbed off.


Posted by Erin V. from Mountlake Terrace, Washington, United States • Published See Erin V.'s 3 projects »

  • Step 1

    Gather materials. You will need a pair of hoop earrings; flat, oblong and facing out (rather than to the sides). I got these at Fred Meyer's, and they have posts, so if you're new to pierced ears you can wear them sooner rather than waiting 6 months! You will also need orange, blue, and white acrylic paints, cups for them, a paint brush, scissors, newspaper to paint on, a hard, flat material that will be easy to cut through with scissors (I used some plastic from a flimsy three ring notebook), and tacky glue.

  • Step 2

    Take the hoop earrings and paint one orange and the other a sky blue (my blue was too dark, but mixing it with white gave it the right look). I painted both sides, two coats each. Let them dry

  • Step 3

    Trace out a pattern of the man on paper first. I used one of the hoops to get the size and the curve right. Cut out the man (two halves of him) from the plastic, making sure you cut a curve to fit the earrings. These will need to be painted white- I used a clear plastic so only one side needed to be painted. Let them dry.

  • Step 4

    Using Tacky Glue I attached the the white man to the blue and orange portals (both dry) and let the glue dry overnight.

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Sadey S.
Sadey S. · 5 projects
really cool idea! i dont have 3 hrs to spare at the moment buttt preettty cool! hahaive never seen anything like em!
Your Gracious
Your Gracious · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 7 projects
Picture 8 - $50 off Miele Vacuum's] HELL YES!?

Oh and I love your Portal earrings (:
Sabrina · New York, New York, US · 4 projects
Awesome Happy
Zombified Creeper
Zombified Creeper · Willis, Texas, US · 2 projects
Totally going to make these when I get the chance, and wear them all of the time. >.>
Jeri F.
Jeri F. · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 15 projects
These are amazing.
spookycutie · 21 projects
Great job, I'm going to make myself a pair ASAP!!
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
awesome idea, love it!!! so funny and cool;-=D
Mallory Howard
Mallory Howard · Overland Park, Kansas, US · 6 projects
That's great!
Doris P.
Doris P. · San Antonio, Texas, US
These are great and plan on making some for Grandaughter.
Aubrie S.
Aubrie S. · 49 projects
These are great Happy I love em
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