Glitter Stenciled Earrings

I had the chance to try out the new Mod Podge Stencils, which are stencils specifically designed to work with Mod Podge to help you glitter-ize all kinds of crafts!  Plaid sent me the Tangier stencil to show you how it works, and I used it to dress up these simple wooden earrings and give them a little bling in just a few minutes.

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Here’s what you will need to make your own glitter stenciled earrings:

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  • Wooden discs drilled for stringing, earring wires and jump rings. Jewelry pliers.
  • Mod Podge
  • Tangier stencil (or your stencil of choice) – these are available exclusively at Michaels and are in stores now
  • Spouncer
  • Glitter of your choice
  • Brush (I used a cheap paintbrush) to brush off excess glitter

Adding stenciled glitter is actually really easy, but the key is to work really quickly.

Stenciled Glitter Earrings at www.happyhourprojects.com

First, line up your discs under your adhesive stencil so that both will be stenciled the same.  stick it on really well – you don’t want any bleed under the stencil lines.

Use your spouncer to dab Mod Podge onto the disc.  You will want a medium-heavy coat.  Remove the stencil immediately while your Mod Podge is still wet.  Sprinkle on your glitter.  Allow it to dry.  This actually doesn’t take long – in under ten minutes, mine was dry enough to brush off the excess glitter.

Now, assemble your earrings – and you’re ready to go!

Stenciled Glitter Earrings at www.happyhourprojects.com

It’s awesome to be able to add glitter in an actual pattern like this.  Glitter is tricky… normally it tends to get everywhere!  The stencils make it easy to get those clean lines.  I’ve chatted with some other crafty ladies who have worked with the stencils and the consensus is the same – if you let the Mod Podge dry at all before adding the glitter, you will lose the crispness of the lines.  Working on small, non-pourous pieces like these earrings will net you a better result.

Stenciled Glitter Earrings at www.happyhourprojects.com

What needs a little glitter on your craft table?

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Comments

  1. I’m not normally much of a glitter girl, but I have to say, I love what you did to liven up those earrings using a stencil. I always learn so much when I visit your blog!
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  2. I have those wooden discs AND that stencil…looks like I have everything I need to make my own!
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  3. How fun and it looks so easy!! Your earrings turned out really cute! I love that pattern!!
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  4. Love these, Adrianne! You know that I’m a sucker for gold! :)
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  5. Those earrings really pop! So good!
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  6. These turned out super cute! I love the stencil that you used.
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  7. Adrianne! They turned out super cute. You had the glitter and glue, you just needed some paint ;-)

    xoxo
    Denyse
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  8. OH MY these are SO cute! Thank you thank you! I love them :D
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  9. Crystal says:

    Super cute! What a perfect way to dress the earrings up and who doesn’t love glitter. Thanks for the tutorial.

  10. Neat way to add glitter. The stencil looks cool!
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  11. They turned out pretty! What are you going to glitter next? ;)

  12. Your earrings are awesome….I love the gold on wood look!
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  13. I love the shape of this stencil! There have sure been some cute things made with this one that I’ve noticed- these are awesome! I love the natural wood look combined with the glitter :)
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  14. Oh my goodness I LOVE the way these turned out! What a great project for a stencil that sticks! :)
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  15. LOVE this idea! How pretty :o)
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  16. I love the way your earrings turned out!
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