#DelightfulDIY: Glitter Earrings

February 2, 2015
DIY Glitter Earrings #DelightfulDIY | Delightfully Kristi

I don’t know about you, but I could always use more glitter in my life!  I am not typically a very glitzy, glam-it-up type of gal; but, a little bit of sparkle every now and then makes life more fun.  After all, life should be a celebration, and what’s more celebratory than glitter??

This tutorial is quick and easy, so let’s get started!

DIY Glitter Button Earrings #DelightfulDIY | Delightfully Kristi


  • buttons
  • earring posts & backs
  • glitter
  • any type of tacky glue
  • a strong adhesive
  • any type of sealer (you can even use top coat!)
DIY Glitter Button Earrings #DelightfulDIY | Delightfully Kristi

To start off, grab two matching buttons – use any size you like, from tiny and delicate to big and bold, but make sure they have a deep “well” for holding the glitter.  Next, use tacky glue to fill the button.  Tacky glue is easier to use for the glitter than the stronger adhesive, which is why I recommend the two different glues, but it’s totally up to you!

DIY Glitter Button Earrings #DelightfulDIY | Delightfully Kristi

Once you’ve got a layer of glue, generously cover the glue with glitter.  I started by sprinkling on a covering of glitter, then pressing the glitter into place to make sure it was firmly packed.  Clean up and remove any excess glitter and allow the glue to dry.  (Follow the instructions on the glue to know how long it takes to dry/cure.)

DIY Glitter Button Earrings #DelightfulDIY | Delightfully Kristi

After the glitter is set, attach the earring posts to the buttons with a dab of adhesive.  The adhesive should set fairly quickly, but read the instructions to know how long it takes to fully dry.  Once it is set, however, you can seal the glitter in place with a coat of acrylic (a simple top coat nail polish will suffice, as well).

DIY Glitter Button Earrings #DelightfulDIY | Delightfully Kristi

Let your new earrings dry (and all of the glues/adhesives cure) completely before wearing.  If you feel the glitter needs another coat of sealant, use it!  You don’t want your earrings to shed or lose any of their fabulous glitter.  ;)

DIY Glitter Button Earrings #DelightfulDIY | Delightfully Kristi

I cannot wait to wear my new earrings for Valentine’s Day!  My family is having a dinner party in celebration of my sister’s recent marriage.  It will be so much fun to spend the day with my whole family – celebrating love with everyone I love!

Wanna see more fantastic and easy glitter earrings??  Check out this awesome tutorial by Justine over at The Thrifty Girl’s Guide for a “Kate Spade Inspired” glitter earring refashion!  Also, If you’re on the lookout for more fun Valentine’s Day crafts, stay tuned because I’ve got a whole post dedicated to a DIY Valentine’s Day coming up later in the week!

Until then, thanks for reading!!  :)

Delightfully, Kristi (signature)


DIY Glitter Earrings #DelightfulDIY | Delightfully Kristi
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  • chic-ky

    wow so cute ! such a nice idea !

    February 2, 2015 at 11:37 am Reply
    • Kristi

      Thanks! I’ve been seeing these earrings all over the place, but I didn’t realize there were so many great DIY versions until I saw the ones Justine made with nail polish!! :)

      February 2, 2015 at 11:59 am Reply
      • chic-ky

        yes and I guess you can also play with other materials, or even nice vintage buttons !

        February 2, 2015 at 12:51 pm Reply
        • Kristi

          Totally! Those are great ideas!!

          February 2, 2015 at 12:54 pm Reply
  • Justine Smith (@justismith)

    Ah I saw you had pinned this and I thought it was such a great idea! These looks so pretty! I’m with you on not being full-out glam all of the time, but a little glitter now and then is necessary :) And thanks so much for linking to my post!

    February 2, 2015 at 2:58 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      Thank you!! I am pretty excited about my new glittery earrings – I feel so daring and festive, ha! And you are most welcome, you inspired me! :)

      February 2, 2015 at 7:23 pm Reply
  • sistasfromcali

    Jacki is going to love this. That girl loves glitter more than me lol just kidding.

    February 3, 2015 at 2:36 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      Haha you are too funny! You should each make a pair for each other!! ;)

      February 4, 2015 at 9:35 am Reply
  • cheap-skate fashion

    They are adorable!


    February 4, 2015 at 1:39 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      Thank you!! :)

      February 4, 2015 at 1:46 pm Reply

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