I’m usually all for simple, chic earrings but sometimes I like unique and one-of-a-kind ones. I was in one of those days when I created these easy zentangle wood earrings DIY using Spectrum Noir markers. Curious as to how I did it? Well, read on to find out!
- Wood Circles (I used the 1″ ones from a big pack)
- Clear Epoxy Circles
- Spectrum Noir markers (I used the Brights pack)
- Mod Podge Matte
- Vinyl and Electronic Die-cutter (optional)
- Earring Posts
- E-6000 Glue
- Pen and Pencil
Step 1. Smooth the edges of your circles with sandpaper, brush on a very thin layer of mod podge and allow to dry.
Step 2. Sketch and ink your design onto the circle. If you are not very confident in sketching onto the circles themselves, you can also digitize your drawing (that’s what I did!) and cut them in vinyl before transferring them onto the circle. If you digitized your drawing, cut them with your electronic die-cutting machine and then transfer them onto your circles and cut off the excess vinyl. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut this delicate 1″ piece.
Step 3. Color in your design using Spectrum Noir markers. Since the wood is porous, the mod podge from earlier prevents the marker colors to bleed into the wood.
Step 4. After coloring, apply a clear epoxy circle on top of your design to protect it – you can also use resin, hardcoat or even a clear acrylic spray. I just love the extra depth the clear epoxy circle gives!
Step 5. Finish off the earrings by coloring the backside and the edges with a brown-coloured marker.
Step 6. Finally, attach some earring posts on the back and you are done!
This wood earrings DIY is fun and perfect if you are looking for something different to make.
Check out this cute wood jewelry box DIY for a fun new place to store you new earrings. Happy crafting, friends!
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Aki is an avid DIY-er, crafter and designer. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas. She has a passion for designing printed material as well, from free cards, wallpapers and party items. Follow her crafty adventures over at mintedstrawberry.blogspot.ca where she shares DIY tutorials and free printables.