Friday, March 23, 2012

Lace Earrings!

I've mentioned this before, but I love thrift shopping at the Goodwill Outlet in CA. A few weeks ago I found this cute t-shirt with floaty sleeves, a keyhole back, and some cute lace at the bottom:

The only problem was the lace was just SO tight. The rest of the shirt fit great, so after I read this post about lace earrings, I thought, this lace could be going better places than making me uncomfortable! Carefully snip, snipped around the bottom, and then I had a t-shirt that fit great. I didn't bother sewing it because the shirt is made of a jersey type fabric, and the sides were serged. I don't have an after picture because I was so excited the shirt fit that I put it on right away, and now it's in the laundry. Oops.

After my lace had been rescued, I looked over the part that was all white, and found some flowers that matched and carefully cut them out. Then I took some of my fabric stiffener and used a paint brush to carefully spread it on my flowers and let it dry on our grease screen (It's non-toxic, I promise!).

I picked up some earring posts and backs from Hobby Lobby today ($1.50, 50% off!) and hot glued each flower to one of the posts. I haven't glued the big flowers yet; I am still deciding if they would be too huge for my ears. A pin maybe? Here is the finished product, one on each ear:

I think I like the left one better, the shape is just super cute. This took about 15 minutes altogether, and I am totally loving it. Can't wait to wear one of these to work tomorrow!


  1. This is so sweet!
    thanks for your lovely comment and for following me, am following back :-)
    have a beautiful day

  2. Cute idea! Thanks for linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We love having you and hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters