{create this} make rings from earrings

Little known fact:  I don’t have pierced ears.  I know!  Almost everyone I tell is like, “REALLY?!  You’re the only woman I know without pierced ears!”  Yep, I’m that low maintenance, ha ha.  BUT, I really love cute earrings.  And when I stumbled across a pair of funky coral flower earrings for $1.99 (score!), I just knew I had to buy them and figure out some way to wear them!

And this week’s {create this} project was born …

This is one of the easiest DIY projects I have done, but I really, really love the end result!!

Grab a set of post earrings (that will end up having a flat back without the posts), Glossy Accents (or an adhesive for plastic and metal), a ring with a flat platform from your local craft store and a tool of some sort to pull/cut off the earring post.

Now, you’ll need to remove the post from the earring.  Initially, I cut the post down with wire cutters but I ended up and just pulled the whole thing off in order to get it completely flat.  Then, using the Glossy Accents, adhere the earring to the ring platform and allow to dry.  (I propped mine up in a spool of twine.)

The possibilities are pretty much endless – almost any pair of earrings can be transformed into a colorful, inexpensive DIY accessory! 

You can use the same techniques to make headbands, barrettes …  I think I may have to start scouring the accessory stores at the mall – maybe I’ll bump into you!  ;)

This post was shared at the parties on my Link page!


  1. Really cute! Neither of my 2 sisters have pierced ears, but I do :) I hardly wear rings though because my fingers are so tiny. My wedding ring is like 4 1/2, for real! So maybe I just have to start making my own!

  2. Very cute and easy! Love it! Thanks for linking up to The Kurtz Corner. You’ve been featured on the FB fan page, go check it out!


  3. Very cute idea!

  4. cute!

  5. I found you via Lil’ Luna – and I’d love for you to come link up at my Triple Linky Party that’s still open! There’s a link for Food, Crafts, AND a BLOG HOP in ONE!


    Reasons To Skip The Housework {The Blog}
    Tinker B Boutique {The Shop}


  6. I am so happy you shared this @ Show & Share. This is a really great tutorial! I love how fun it turned out!

  7. great tutorial!! thanks for sharin girl) love it!

  8. What a great idea! This was so creative!! Love your blog! I am now following you via Southern Lovely. I am your newest follower; and I hope you will follow me, too! God bless you!

  9. How cute and what a great idea!! Thank you so much for linking up!

  10. i love this! the rings are so cute. i would love for you to link this or any other post up to my link party flashback fridays….a place where bloggers can link up vintage, retro, old posts, or anything that comes to mind when hearing the word “flashback”.
    here is the link if you are interested:

    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

  11. Ah, such a great re-purpose! I love the flower, so bright and cheerful. Great idea!

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