Birthday, big date, or just your average Sunday at the supermarket: wherever you’re going, with an eye-catching pair of statement earrings you bring the party. From the bold and colorful to the glimmering and dangly, the wildly creative options available on Etsy will have you looking for any excuse to celebrate.
If you’re feeling extra-playful, why not try crafting your own festive pair from scratch? These DIY confetti earrings are super easy to make and add an instant pop of cheer to any outfit. Read on to see how it’s done.
At a glance:
Time: Approximately 4 hours (including drying time)
You will need:
- 2 plastic cups
- Clear casting epoxy resin (a two-part kit including resin and hardener)
- Wooden sticks for stirring
- 1 cup, slightly larger than plastic cups
- Hair dryer (optional)
- 2-inch circle silicone mold (if you’d like to make both earrings at the same time, purchase two molds)
- Mini circle confetti
- Earring posts
- Industrial-strength glue
Step 1: Mix resin in cup
Combine one part resin with one part hardener in a plastic cup, being careful to use equal amounts of each. If you’re using two molds, make sure there’s enough mixture in your cup to fill both. Stir for two minutes using a wooden stick.
Step 2: Transfer to new cup and keep mixing
Pour your mixture into a new cup and stir for an additional minute, making sure to scrape the sides of the cup to ensure resin and hardener are thoroughly mixed.
Step 3: Pop any bubbles
To remove air bubbles, place the cup into a slightly larger cup filled with hot (not boiling) water and let sit for two minutes. You will see the air bubbles rise to the surface and pop. You can also use a hair dryer, but be careful not to melt the plastic of your cup.
Step 4: Pour and place confetti
Pour a thin layer of resin into each mold and then, one piece at a time, add your confetti. Push each piece down in place with your wooden stick so that the confetti is entirely covered with resin. Let cure overnight. Tip: Position a darker piece of confetti toward the top edge of each earring. This will help conceal the earring posts when glued on.
Step 5: Remove from molds and add earring posts
Remove the hardened resin from the molds. When adding the posts, be sure to align them with the darkest piece of confetti so they don’t show through on the front of the earring. Glue them in place, let air dry, and presto! Your brand new earrings are ready to hit the town.