DIY: Mint green heart earrings

I saw these adorable  mint green heart earrings at and instantly wanted them, but decided I could probably make myself a pair! So I did! Mine are a bit larger than the ones I saw also not as perfect, but mine are from clay and paint and I’m proud to say I made them! They were super simple and again like all my DIY projects require only a few things.

For this project you will need:

  1.  Mint green clay
  2. Gold metallic paint, I love the Martha Stewart brand!
  3. Earring post and backs (You can get a pack of 10 for $1.49!)
  4. A tiny paintbrush
  5. Craft Krazy Glue
  6. A tiny heart cutter (optional but made it so much easier to get a uniform heart shape)
First take a small piece of clay and roll it into a ball. Then roll it out using a small rolling pin or like I did I just used the paint bottle. You want the clay pretty thin so continue to roll it with even pressure until it is to your liking. Then cut out your heart shape or use the cutter to make the hearts. Bake the clay hearts for 30 minutes at 230 degrees or as your instructions say on your clay packaging. Once removed from the oven and cooled paint the edges around the heart with the gold paint. Let dry and then glue your earring post to the back using the krazy glue. Let dry overnight just to be sure everything is good to go! And that’s it! It was so much fun making these and  I do hope you try making your own pair!

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mint green heart earrings

How many of you will try making these cute earrings? I would love to see pictures or tell me how they came out for you!

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9 Responses to DIY: Mint green heart earrings

  1. Bes Zain May 17, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    Wow, very nice! :)

    Any available for sale?

  2. kristian July 19, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    hey im just a little confused so one how did you get the earring post to be in a shape of a heart ? can you maybe make a video of you doing this?

    • Katie July 19, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

      Sure I can try to make a video! I just used tiny cookie cutters I got in the clay section at Michael’s. And then I painted the edges with gold paint, also from Michael’s.

  3. kristian July 19, 2012 at 9:39 am #

    nevermind its paint haha wow that went over my head

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  1. Katie Zain (@KatieZain) - May 17, 2012

    DIY mint green heart studs! Loved making these!

  2. (@besz) (@besz) - May 17, 2012

    RT @KatieZain: DIY mint green heart studs! Loved making these!