Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Dyed Lace Earrings (DIY)

Its fall! Brrrrrrrrr!
Fall is all about warm food, brisk walks outside, and gorgeous, vibrant colors.  These Dyed lace earrings are not only colorful and bold, but also one last outdoor project to squeeze in before its too chilly.

You will need:
-lace scraps with a small pattern
- Simply Spray fabric paint
- clear E-6000 glue
- gold cardboard
- earring backings

Begin by carefully cutting small shapes from your lace scraps. If you don't find any lace that will work for this project, look for tiny lace appliques.
 Set them on paper and spray with the fabric dye.  The dye will add color and stiffen the lace.
 Allow the lace shapes to dry for several hours in the sun before handling.
 Add a thin layer of E-6000 to the back and gently press on your gold cardboard, then allow more drying time.
 You can find gold cardboard in the scrap booking section of craft stores or you could recycle a the packaging used in chocolate boxes.  I used this gold sticker from a stationary set on card stock.
 When the glue is dry, trim away the extra cardboard.
 Attach earring backings with the glue and enjoy!

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