Fried Egg Earrings - An Eggcellent Idea!

I have a thing for fried eggs at the moment, not only are they super tasty, their bright graphic quality lends itself to fun decorative designs. After making my kid a Fried Egg Costume last year, I have been non stop thinking about making another wearable version for myself.

These are super easy to make, I just put them together from a few items I already had laying about including a pair of op-shop earrings and some buttons.


pair of round flat earrings (preferably metal)

2 flat metal buttons


white spray paint

yellow spray paint

hot glue gun and glue (or other suitable adhesive)

paper to protect spray paint area


1. Using pliers, remove loops from the back of some metal buttons.

2. Spray paint the earrings white and buttons yellow. Follow the paint manufacturer's instructions for recommended drying and re-spray times. You may need a few light coats.

3. Once the paint is thoroughly dry, glue the yellow button onto the white base. Place them slightly off centre to replicate a fried egg. Then pop on your lobes and prepare to make people curiously hungry everywhere you go. 

Shooting myself wearing the final product was trickier than actually making the earrings, turns out modelling earrings is quite the skill. I’ve gone for 60’s mod meets 80’s catalogue model, what do you think? Très chic?

If you make a pair yourself (or anything else from a My Poppet tutorial) tag me on Instagram, I’d love to see them.

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