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I love to DIY!! However, due to time constraints and lack of attention for more than a short period of time... I need my projects to be quick and easy with immediate results.  Seriously, if a project has a long prep time, a ridiculously long list of materials or takes an outrageous amount of time to complete... read more

I love to DIY!! However, due to time constraints and lack of attention for more than a short period of time… I need my projects to be quick and easy with immediate results.  Seriously, if a project has a long prep time, a ridiculously long list of materials or takes an outrageous amount of time to complete, there is a good chance that at some point along the way, I’m not a happy camper.  (Can I get a witness??)  And don’t even get me started on what happens if a project is so time consuming that I miss a meal!  I get quite cranky when hungry!  Of course any angst I feel is whisked away as soon as I see my finished result, but… Ok, I think I’m getting a little off subject here.

The point I’m trying to make is that I aim to share projects that can be done in one sitting and can be done by ANYONE!  Well, probably not babies… but you get what I’m sayin’ right?  I may stray from these rules here and there, but basically that is what I’m all about.  All this chit chat brings us to today’s DIY project! Yahoo!

Today I will show you how to make super cute earrings in 5 minutes!! It may even take you less! Warning: Once you see how easy these are to make, you just might go on an earring making rampage.  I may or may not be speaking from experience…

DIY Beaded Earrings
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Materials
Beads
Earring Hooks
Head Pins
Pliers

Step 1: Stack ’em Up! – Choose the order of your beads and stack them on a head pin leaving the top quarter empty.

DIY Beaded Earrings
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Step 2: Bend & Pinch – Using your pliers, bend the empty end of the pin to make a loop.  Pinch tight.

DIY Beaded Earrings
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Step 3: Hook it – Use your pliers and pull out the bottom of the earring hook.  Loop your earring pin onto the bottom of the hook and pinch tight with the pliers to keep in place.

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Step 4: Repeat – Follow steps 1-3 to make your second earring.  Then, you’re done!!  Like I told you, piece of cake!

Now, ladies and gentlemen… Let the earring making rampage begin!  Or, just make a few pairs for your bridesmaids or any other ladies involved in your wedding as a thank you gift!

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If you’re giving these earrings as a gift, presentation is always important!  You can easily make pretty cards to hang the earrings from if you have cardstock or craft paper around.  All you need to do is cut out a rectangle of your craft paper big enough to showcase your earrings.  My earrings were getting lost with just craft paper so I added a layer of white cardstock to make the earrings pop!  Just poke two holes with a needle and hang your earrings! (The cards may add another minute or two onto your project)

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Now sit back and enjoy the commentary… “Oh Beautiful!”  … “Where did you buy these?” … “No, you MADE these??” … and so on and so on.

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