Pinspiration: Trendy DIY Initial Earrings

Monograms make the perfect personalized gift on just about anything, but especially in the form of these trendy initial earrings. These stylish studs make for the perfect stocking stuffer, bridal gift or a simple "just because" present. 


These earrings can also be mixed up to sport whatever you want to say -- your initials, the initials of your significant other (like Kim Kardashian did when rocked a pair of KW earrings) or to honor the moniker of your new baby boy or baby girl.

They also make for a great DIY gift for a bride-to-be so she can sport her new initials.

I wanted to make a bunch of pairs for the holidays, especially since they make such good stocking stuffers. My sister just had a baby, one of my girlfriends is getting married next summer and another one of my friends just so happens to share the same last initial as her serious boyfriend, it was a no-brainer. 

And aside from the tube of super glue exploding all over my fingers (yes, it's as bad as it sounds), making the earrings was really quite simple. I picked up all of the supplies at Michaels, and each earring took me less than five minutes (not including the time it takes for the super glue to dry). Not to mention, all of the supplies were pretty inexpensive -- and the pack of metal initial charms came with 78 letters!

I also made a pair for our lovely Senior Marketing Manager Laura Adamo, because she kindly agreed to be my ear model. 

Supplies
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  • Metal initial charms
  • Flat post earrings
  • Earring backs
  • Super glue
  • Pliers
Directions

Step 1: Use your pliers to remove the metal loop on the intial charms. If you want to paint the earrings another color besides the silver, now is the time to do that before gluing them to the earring.

 

 

 

Step 2: Take the flat post earring and use your pliers to remove the circle at the top. You should be left with what looks like a pin with a tiny head on the top.

 

 

Step 3: Carefully apply super glue to the top of the needle and stick it on the back of the charm. If you need to, steady the pin with your pliers.

 

Step 4: Wait at least an hour (preferably longer) for the glue to completely dry. Be mindful of the earring backs you use. I initially was using metal backs, but they were staying on too firmly and caused me to pull out the pin from the charm when I was trying to take them off. I recommend using looser backs you may already have, or small clear rubber backs. 

And don't forget to put your first initial on your right ear, and your last initial on your left ear. Unless you are trying to mix it up, then you do you. 

Enjoy! 

 

 

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