How to Make Watercolor Paper Earrings

Categories: DIY

Kathy Cano-Murillo
This month Kathy dishes on cost-effective crafting.
Every month Kathy Cano-Murillo, a.k.a. The Crafty Chica, dishes crafty tips and tricks in La Vida Crafty on Jackalope Ranch.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of The Phoenix Fridas, a local Latina art collective I started as a fun way to get together and craft. Our group has grown into so much more! Part of what we do is celebrate the life and art of Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo. Our annual exhibit is up and running -- it's called "Expressively Frida" and you can see it all this month at the Burton Barr Central Library.

To kick off the event, we held a huge birthday party last Sunday. I wanted to make goodies to giveaway in honor of Frida's 107th birthday, but I didn't have a huge stack of cash to spend. No problem. That's the best part about creativity. It's free and plentiful! I relied on one of my favorite crafty methods of squeezing a dollar out of a dime:

Watercolor paper earrings.

See also: How to Make a Tie-Dye Heart Shirt

All you need is one 12-by-12 sheet of watercolor paper, paint, pictures (optional), and earring hooks. The options are endless. First, I'll show you the process I used for the Frida event, then I'll share other spin-offs.

Watercolor paper
Pictures cut in 1-inch circles
White craft glue
Earring hooks
Needle nose pliers

Kathy Cano-Murillo
Start out with paint and watercolor paper.

1. Paint a sheet of watercolor paper with acrylic paint, watercolors, or even house paints.

2. Now paint the other side and let dry.

Location Info


Burton Barr Central Library

1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

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