Hello All! Happy Monday! This weekend I had the pleasure to attend a Beauty and the Beast Inspired Party! It was the annual volunteer dinner at my church, which is exciting because 1. free food and 2. costumes were encouraged. Instead of breaking out my full Belle costume (because you know I have one…) I decided to go with the Disneybound approach. If you’re not familiar with Disneybounding, you’d fit in well at my church. Disneybounding means wearing an outfit inspired by a particular Disney character, rather than an actual costume. It was created because no one over 14 is allowed to wear a costume in the Disney parks. Or as my mom says, “It’s so adults can have fun at Disneyland.”
So rather than going for a full Beauty and the Beast Costume, I just wore a Belle inspired outfit. One of my main accessories were some Beauty and the Beast inspired rose earrings, which I made myself, about an hour before the event. I thought I’d share my process with you here!
Beauty and the Beast Inspired Rose Earrings Tutorial
-Rose shaped beads or shank buttons
– Flat Post Earrings
All the materials for my Beauty and the Beast Inspired Rose Earrings came from Michael’s (on sale) with the exception of the super glue, which came from somewhere in our laundry room. In the past, I’ve also used this technique to make earrings out of shank buttons, but that involves cutting the button part off the back. It’s a little bit more difficult, but if you happened to find some buttons that just HAD to be earrings…this is how it could happen.
Step 1. Prep your roses
If your roses came threaded together like mine, cut them apart (over a bag so you don’t throw rose beads everywhere.). If you are using a shank button, use scissors or wire clippers to cut the shank off the back.
Step 2. Prep your posts
Take one of your flat post earrings and spread super glue on the flat front plate. Bonus points if you don’t realize that your super glue has special sides that release a ton of glue when you squeeze them. Because then you’d be like me….with glue on your hands…
Step 3: Add your roses
Quickly take one of your roses and firmly press against the flat post covered in glue. Don’t worry if it wiggles a bit at first, it will set up when the glue dries. If it still seems wobbly when the glue is dry, you can add more glue.
Step 4: Let them dry!
Give them at least a few hours to try. Or, if you want to be like me, you can give them much less time to dry and super glue them to your ear in the process. I had places to BE, people! (Yes, there is still super glue on my ear. Why do you ask?)
Step 5: Wear ’em proud!
Repeat the process for your second earring (Unless you only want one. No judgement.) and go out a sport your Beauty and the Beast Inspired Rose Earrings!