DIY: Ornament Earrings + Michael’s Craft Store Gift Card

Every girl loves receiving jewelry as a gift. For those of you who have been following my blog for a while I’m sure you remember when I did this post last season. Well I absolutely love those earrings and I have a few girls on my list they’d make great gifts for this year.

Materials: Tree Ornaments, Jump Rings, Buttons, Earring Post, E 6000, Nippers, Plyers

I think I have a button obsession

Use the nippers to remove the shanks form the back of the buttons. Use a dab of E6000 to add the earring post to the back of the button.

Since my button was gold, I changed the jump rings in the ornaments from silver to gold. I wanted them to match!

Viola! Statement earrings! No one would have ever guessed they use to be Christmas ornaments. My friend Sydne (read her blog Think Thru Fashion)  is all about fashion staples. She says that my fashion staple is a statement pair of earrings. I guess I’d have to agree with her. My everyday earring is always a pair of oversized hoops (al la Jennifer Lopez aka J.Lo aka Jenny from the block) and when I’m all dressed up for evening I’m usually wearing an oversize pair of earrings with bling on them. I guess it’s my thing. So I’m wondering…

Question: What’s your statement? What signature piece of clothing would your friends say you’re known for?

Maybe it’s a watch? Or maybe you’re the Queen of ballet flats? Or maybe you own 808 pairs of jeans? Leave your answer below. Contest ends tonight at 9pm pst and with the help of a fancy number generating system, a number will be selected. If your answer falls in the comment box that corresponds with the selected number…you win a $25 gift card to Michael’s Craft Store! Don’t worry if you don’t win today because we’re playing this game all week! Each day is a new DIY project, a new prize and a new chance to win. Trust me this project is so fun you might end up keeping it for yourself!

UPDATE: 9 was the randomly selected number!

Congrats Karen! You won the $25 gift card to Michael’s!

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80 responses

  1. I love those earrings. Used to be my friends would say scarves but these days they would say my purple watch. Everyone seems to notice it. LOL! Not something an older woman would usually wear.

    December 7, 2011 at 12:49 am

  2. Michelle

    I always have big bold statement jewelry, i love to accessorize!

    December 7, 2011 at 12:51 am

  3. Mishel

    I’m probably known for wearing headbands all the time, and having a very girly, preppy style (like blair waldorf!)

    December 7, 2011 at 12:53 am

  4. Fabulous earrings! And thanks for another great giveaway! My statement piece(s) has to be my jewelry in general. I’m always sporting multiple bracelets, rings, necklace, earrings, etc. The more the merrier in my eyes! Happy Wednesday!

    December 7, 2011 at 3:33 am

  5. kathyS

    I always always wear a cast metal raven’s skull on a neck cord.

    December 7, 2011 at 4:18 am

  6. I am known for wearing cardigans, animal prints, and patterned tights!

    December 7, 2011 at 4:44 am

  7. Stephenie

    My statement piece would either be my multi-chain (Mr.T Chain) which i absolutely wear with almost everything and also my big bling studs. Just wearing the studs changes how i look.

    December 7, 2011 at 5:24 am

  8. I am known for boots, scarves and pins.

    December 7, 2011 at 5:37 am

  9. Karen

    I think people would say that I wear bold or bright colors, and I have an slight problem with handbags!! I love handbags, so I have what might seem like a lot of them.

    December 7, 2011 at 5:47 am

    • Congrats! You’re number was randomly selected! You’re the winner! I’ll email you regarding to to claim your prize

      December 7, 2011 at 8:59 pm

  10. Jessminda

    Scarves! One hot pink pashmina in particular. I think I was actually ahead of the curve… it was back in 2002, the fall of my junior year of high school. One day, I decided that I would wear my scarf all day, just because it looked pretty and I didn’t feel like taking it off. I got so many compliments and from then on, I was known for my scarves! To this day, I still feel slightly naked a scarf. My current favorite is an amazing tan and black scarf from Target with at least 5 different animals prints all mushed together.

    December 7, 2011 at 6:27 am

  11. Myesha oliver

    Y statement piece would be purses

    December 7, 2011 at 6:31 am

  12. I am forever in scarves and shawls. I probably own 100+ scarves and don’t feel the least bit guilty about it. I even wear them in the summer!

    December 7, 2011 at 6:32 am

  13. Mari

    Mine would be rings. I feel so naked without at least one. It makes me feel like something is missing.

    December 7, 2011 at 6:40 am

  14. Jill S.

    Anything bold and sparkly!

    December 7, 2011 at 6:50 am

  15. Michelle

    I am known to wear really bright dresses year-round!

    December 7, 2011 at 7:00 am

  16. Earrings! I have so many pairs of earrings, and when I am at a store or thrifting I always find things that would make an awesome pair of earrings.

    December 7, 2011 at 7:02 am

  17. Jennifer P.

    I always wear my black, silver sparkly NY & Co watch. I would love to try those earrings but I have weak earlobes.

    December 7, 2011 at 7:10 am

  18. Robin

    what a great idea for earrings! I may have to do these! Anyway I am known for my “arm candy” I wear tons of really cool bracelets! Sometime my wrists ache at the end of the day!!! LOL!

    December 7, 2011 at 7:21 am

  19. benitafay

    Color is defiantly a way I make statements. When I go out, I’m usually pretty neutral with my dresses (blacks, browns, etc.) But I’l add a bright tank underneath, some chunky gold jewelry, or wear some bright makeup to spice it up.

    December 7, 2011 at 7:21 am

  20. Angela

    My staple is patterned scarves. I think they pull an outfit together, and can make the most boring outfit pop.

    December 7, 2011 at 7:28 am

  21. I think I am known for all of my bracelets. I have an arm party all day, every day.

    December 7, 2011 at 7:30 am

  22. Laura

    Cat eyeliner! haha, and if make-up doesn’t count, my aviator sunglasses are constantly on my face!

    December 7, 2011 at 7:31 am

  23. Tiffany O

    i always wear scarves! in the winter time its the thick knitted ones and the rest of the year its light fashion ones!

    December 7, 2011 at 7:31 am

  24. Liz

    I own about 7 bright mustardy yellow cardigans. In fact I think I’m the only person I know who actually loves that color. I rock them with everything!

    December 7, 2011 at 7:56 am

  25. I always have a splash of color, if that counts. That and big earrings.

    December 7, 2011 at 8:04 am

  26. Melissa

    I would probably say statement necklaces or rings. Any time a friend tries out a statement necklace and thinks it’s too much they hand it out to me knowing I would love it!

    December 7, 2011 at 8:06 am

  27. Beatriz

    My staple would have to be a statement ring. That or tons and tons of bracelets.

    December 7, 2011 at 8:07 am

  28. ncnguyen514

    I’m such a t-shirt and jeans kind of girl… does that count as a statement? Perhaps my 31 Bits necklaces then?

    December 7, 2011 at 9:32 am

  29. Riding boots are definitely my staple piece!! I don’t go anywhere in the fall/winter without them, LOVE.

    December 7, 2011 at 9:38 am

  30. Danae

    I reallly don’t have one because i am always trying something dsifferent, i switch it up alot!

    December 7, 2011 at 9:43 am

  31. Carly C

    pathetically…its sweatshirts, i think i have over 30 of them…although recently ive been trying to put the hood down and face the cold

    December 7, 2011 at 9:50 am

  32. Love the earrings! I’d say scarves or rings.

    December 7, 2011 at 10:02 am

  33. My signature statement piece would be my shoes.
    I have extra small feet so I need to be creative when it comes to footwear: lots of great vintage finds.
    K

    December 7, 2011 at 10:02 am

  34. Aharon

    Right now- my favorites are bracelets, earrings, rings with sparkles!! It is hard not to be inspired by the twinkling lights on the Christmas tree!

    December 7, 2011 at 10:11 am

  35. Evin Elise

    I would have to say scarves!

    December 7, 2011 at 10:37 am

  36. Belts…I must have at least 3 dozen and I love to use them to accents large sweaters, jeans, everything!

    December 7, 2011 at 11:00 am

  37. my grandfather’s gold watch – it’s tarnished and oversized, but makes for an awesome bracelet and gives some chic style to any outfit!

    December 7, 2011 at 11:01 am

  38. Helene

    Definitely my blingy jewelry… necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings – all of it! I usually pick my sparkly jewelry out first, then build my outfit around my jewelry wardrobe!

    December 7, 2011 at 11:18 am

  39. Rachel M.

    Mine is definitely an all black outfit with gold statement jewelry!

    December 7, 2011 at 11:33 am

  40. Cocktails rings, hands down!

    December 7, 2011 at 11:44 am

  41. My jewelry probably, it’s not that I have *too* much exactly, it’s just that I have a lot more than my closest friends! 🙂

    December 7, 2011 at 11:50 am

  42. melissa arce

    my statememt pieces are novelty accessories like cherry earrings, or my felt taco clutch, just a touch of wacky with classic for me :3

    December 7, 2011 at 11:53 am

  43. Melissa

    Definitely my collection of large cocktail rings!

    December 7, 2011 at 11:56 am

  44. My statement is my DIY creations… I constantly wear or use things I made myself, so everyone always comes to me for sewing or crafting needs!

    December 7, 2011 at 12:15 pm

  45. Lauren

    MY HAIR is my statement! im alllllwaysssss doing something different to it… ive been natural, relaxed, long, straight, real, extentions, blue hair, orange hair, red hair, all in the same year if not month (lol)!

    December 7, 2011 at 12:27 pm

  46. My Celtic cross necklace! I only wear it when I go out because I have a habit of breaking the chains on my necklaces 🙂

    December 7, 2011 at 12:37 pm

  47. My statement is my hair, and the creative belts I wear!

    December 7, 2011 at 12:50 pm

  48. Julie Aldana

    My statement would have to be my hair! I have crazy curly hair and I think my friends would say that too…

    December 7, 2011 at 1:17 pm

  49. Jadey

    I am the queen of dressing up jeans and a tee!

    December 7, 2011 at 1:19 pm

  50. Irma

    My statements is always a hair accessorie (:

    December 7, 2011 at 1:45 pm

  51. jes

    i’m known for my dresses and skirts, it is so hard to find pants that fit me well so several years ago i stopped wearing them.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm

  52. Lots of funky leggings and shoes. I love them!

    December 7, 2011 at 2:45 pm

  53. Philly Wilkes

    I have to say its my headbands and fascinators. No matter what i am wearing, there is a headband to match. You can never have too many in my opinion. They make me feel dainty some days and demure and coture other days, but they are a definate expression of me.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:49 pm

  54. Erin Taylor

    I have gotten into making my own jewelry with buttons and feathers or some household items, so probably that! my octopus necklace has been a hit lately

    December 7, 2011 at 2:56 pm

  55. Patricia

    Boots and sweaters. I have so many pairs of boots and I LOVE sweaters.

    December 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm

  56. I absolutely love these earrings , everyday I don’t think you can top the DIY from before but you do. My statement piece of jewelry is my 6 silver cuff bracelets on my right wrist . I always add to them, but never take away . I have such a variety of style I don’t think my friends could describe my style because it is different everyday.

    December 7, 2011 at 3:28 pm

  57. At the moment, my friends know me for wearing my cowboy boots. They used to belong to my mom, who only wore them about 3 times. She gave them to me, and I wear them all the time – especially lately, I sprained my ankle almost 6 weeks ago, and had to wear one of those bionic boots. My cowboy boots were the only shoe that was close enough to the same height as my bionic boot. 🙂

    December 7, 2011 at 3:42 pm

  58. I love my statement necklaces, out my friends know me for these really cool paper mache rings that i made out of magazines! I wear one every day!

    December 7, 2011 at 3:57 pm

  59. CelesteG

    Slouchy, melted sweaters. They’re *my* thing:)

    December 7, 2011 at 4:18 pm

  60. Amie

    My orange Kangaroos. They’re getting kind of old so I need to seek out a new pair.

    December 7, 2011 at 4:20 pm

  61. Alejandra H

    i am known by my different pairs of shoes, and my hair

    December 7, 2011 at 4:22 pm

  62. Ge-nome

    im known for wearing a LOT of dresses and jewlery. especially rings.

    December 7, 2011 at 4:30 pm

  63. Chloe

    I’m known for my nail polishes. As strange as it is, none of the girls at my work place wear nail polish so everybody is always intrigued by what color or color combinations I might wear. And my manicures aren’t even “special”, they’re very normal compare to what I see on the nailosphere:)

    December 7, 2011 at 4:45 pm

  64. Sabrina

    Love these earrings. I like different shoes and blazers/cardis

    December 7, 2011 at 5:13 pm

  65. Michel

    I always wear skirts, I don’t even own pants!

    December 7, 2011 at 5:19 pm

  66. Gabbie

    at the moment my statement piece are boots! and i love big chunky rings too.

    December 7, 2011 at 5:20 pm

  67. Michelle

    I like to try to always wear bright, bold colors

    December 7, 2011 at 5:20 pm

  68. Susan BL

    Red shoes, flats, heels, clogs I’m only missing red boots!

    December 7, 2011 at 5:39 pm

  69. I am all about my Tory Burch flats, I wear them almost everyday!

    December 7, 2011 at 6:00 pm

  70. My thing is bold earrings and an odd pair of shoes. Everyone always ask me, “where did you get those shoes, girl?”

    December 7, 2011 at 6:06 pm

  71. Ruthie

    I have this really cool red and black plaid fedora that I can wear with almost all my clothes. My friends say I have the craziest hats!

    December 7, 2011 at 6:10 pm

  72. It’s not a strong statement these days, but a while back, it would be wearing super tall platform shoes. I had friends who didn’t realize for years that we were the same height because I always have tall shoes on.

    Now, my current statement item is awesome socks. I have a huge collection of funky socks.

    December 7, 2011 at 7:13 pm

  73. Maya E

    My signature piece are my tan lace up boots! so cute.

    December 7, 2011 at 7:27 pm

  74. Janice

    skirt – I LOVE skirts. Sometimes I’d even get away with them in winter (um, perhaps not now because it’s freezing cold, but I have done so before)

    December 7, 2011 at 7:48 pm

  75. I am known for my animal skin ballet flats. I love snakeskin (faux of course).

    December 7, 2011 at 8:06 pm

  76. Scarves are the one item I find completes my outfits. But if it is too hot out, I will always have a watch or some bangles on.

    December 7, 2011 at 8:49 pm

  77. Laurinda

    I’ve been working on having a bead necklace to go with every outfit I own! That & maryjane crocs, because my feet need comfort (darn it)

    December 8, 2011 at 6:39 pm

  78. I can’t wait till all of the ornaments go on sale and I go crazy getting anything that looks like it will be a cute earring! Presents for next year, here I come!!:) Thanks for the tip!

    December 8, 2011 at 8:45 pm

  79. 涂芬妮

    Came across your blog (again)!!

    I decided to answer this because it really got me thinking. I thought it would be my earrings~ I make them out of anything I can find: computer parts, trash, old CDs

    But I asked myself~ What do people remember about you~?

    It’s not a fashion accessory, but a “life” accessory~ after I lost my brother, I was given his Pigeon~ the one from the books~ Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus~ I vary him with me where ever I go, make him clothes~ That’s what people think of~

    January 28, 2012 at 12:47 pm

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