How to Paint Rattan Earrings

by Homeroad
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I haven't been doing big earrings lately because they are usually very heavy. When I found these incredibly light earrings I had to have more and when I couldn't find the colors I was looking for, I had an idea!

First of all I love statement jewelry.

Big necklaces, large earrings, anything that grabs your attention and takes the attention away from other places! 😂

The problem I have is that I haven't worn big earrings in years because once you've reached a "certain age", your ear lobes don't look good with big earrings.

Do you know what I mean?

So when I found these beautiful light weight rattan earrings with posts, I was all in!

I bought one pair from Amazon to see how I would like them.

I loved them!

You don't even know you're wearing earrings!

They don't pull down your earlobes and they aren't heavy at all!

So I decided I needed a few more pairs... only problem was, they didn't make them in colors.

I ended up ordering a set of 4 neutral colored, light weight rattan earrings and I'd see what I could do with them.

I just love the textured look of the rattan!

The earrings in the set were all very similar but in different shades of tan and since there were 4 in the set I decided to paint a couple of them to get the colors I was looking for.

First I painted one of the pairs navy with craft paint.

You NEED navy earrings in the spring and summer.

I gave them one quick coat and let a little of the rattan show through.

The other pair I painted a light green... they ended up looking amazing too!

So now I have 5 pairs of light weight statement earrings to wear this summer and 2 are now in the perfect colors.

Hmmm... maybe I need matching rattan bracelets too?

So the moral of this story is... if you don't find the colors you need... use paint!

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Suggested materials:
  • Earrings   (amazon)
  • Craft paint   (amazon)

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