Cabochon Accessories (A Tutorial)

Cabochon Accessories DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

Little resin cabochons are so cute as little earring studs…..and so easy to make. Perfect for little Christmas gifts, present toppers, even party favors! 

I’m making these little gifts to pair with gift certificates for Boo’s teachers at school. I bought all of the materials from Snapcrafty’s store on Etsy….I’ll warn you, these little resin cabochons are addicting!

Earing Cabochon Accessories DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

Materials needed:
Resin cabochons (I used 10mm vintage roses for the example)
Silver plated earring posts and earnuts
Permanent adhesive like (E-6000)

Cabochon Accessories DIY Tutorial Supplies via lilblueboo.com

For each earring, put a small dab of glue on the back of a cabochon.

Cabochon Accessories DIY Tutorial Process via lilblueboo.com

Add the earring post to the back and let sit until the glue sets.

Cabochon Accessories DIY Tutorial Process  2 via lilblueboo.com

To make a simple display card for the earrings, you need thick pressed watercolor paper or cardstock, some stencils and spray paint.

Cabochon Accessories DIY Tutorial Gift Idea via lilblueboo.com

Lay the stencils across the paper and spray a light layer of paint across the top of them:

Cabochon Accessories DIY Tutorial Gift Card via lilblueboo.com

Let the paint dry.

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Cut the paper into smaller pieces:

Cabochon Accessories DIY Tutorial Process 3 via lilblueboo.com

On a plain piece of cardstock, print off any text you would like to add:

Cabochon Accessories DIY Tutorial Process 4 via lilblueboo.com

Cut out the test from the cardstock and glue or sew these pieces to the decorative background:

Cabochon Accessories DIY Tutorial Gift Tag via lilblueboo.com

Use a tiny hole punch to add a hole for each earring:

Cabochon Accessories DIY Tutorial Earing Card via lilblueboo.com

Add the earrings to the card and secure from behind with the earnuts:

Teacher Gift Idea: Cabochon Accessories DIY Tutorial Process via lilblueboo.com

Place the card and earrings into a clear plastic gift bag (I only had large bags so I cut them in half and sewed one end shut). A finished gift or favor!

Packaging of Cabochon Accessories DIY Tutorial Process via lilblueboo.com

You could also add a larger cabochon to your card or a small box for decoration:

 

Pretty Packaging of Cabochon Accessories DIY Tutorial Process via lilblueboo.com
I used this card to hold an array of colored hair pins:

Hair Clip Packaging of Cabochon Accessories DIY Tutorial Process via lilblueboo.com

Cabochons come in such variety that you can make all kinds of easy accessories with them!

Where to buy Cabochon Accessories DIY Tutorial Process via lilblueboo.com

I bought a variety pack of these hair pins……

Where to buy bobbie pins and a Cabochon Accessories DIY Tutorial Process via lilblueboo.com

……to make a variety of cute floral hair accessories (I used 12mm mini rose cabochons for these):

Pretty bobbie pins and a Cabochon Accessories DIY Tutorial Process via lilblueboo.com

Endless possibilities! Rings, pendants, barrettes etc!

 

 

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  1. 1
    PatriciaRaeDesigns says:

    I LOVE YOU for showing us how you made the earing holders AMAZING

    thanks a billion

    Amanda

  2. 2

    LOVED this post!

    True story: I almost bought 2 pairs of these earrings, on a similar (but not as pretty) card at a craft fair last weekend for 16.00!! SO glad I don't have to kick myself…

    Already ordered my supplies!

    Thanks Ashley!!
    JI

  3. 3
    The Clip Cafe says:

    Packaging is amazing!! So pretty!

  4. 4
    palsoftwares1 says:

    Nice information, valuable and excellent design, as share good stuff with good ideas and concepts, lots of great information and inspiration, both of which we all need, thanks for all the enthusiasm to offer such helpful information here.

  5. 5

    Everything about these (from the cabochons to the packaging) is beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  6. 6

    I love this tutorial. Great packaging. I made little hair bows for the guests at my daughter's first birthday and made custom packaging for them thinking they looked kind of professional, but these are way better. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. 7
    CraftCrave says:

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [01 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  8. 8

    Super cute! Did you purchase the hair pins from the some etsy store?

  9. 9

    I absolutely love this post! I have 3 girls who are constantly losing their hair accessories and I would love to try to make these. Where did you find the assorted hair pins?

  10. 10

    Thanks for sharing. I bookmarked it when you first posted and finally made a batch as favors for my sister's upcoming bridal shower:

    http://rabbitandpiggie.blogspot.com/2011/01/mum-bobby-pins.html

  11. 11

    hello,,,I love your post :)
    I just need to know where can I buy the cabochons and barrettes..
    thank you so much :::)

    tapipita@yahoo.com
    luciana soko

  12. 12
    Shapewear says:

    Simple and amazing, Im sure my kids would be liking this new project that I would be teaching them.

  13. 13

    So cute! I love the way you decorated the display cards, great idea.

  14. 14

    this looks so nice~ but i was wondering if hot glue would work as well? or is adhesive more sturdy?? thanks~~

  15. 15

    hi again~ sorry but i was wondering how big your hole punch you used for the earrings was? thanks~

  16. 16

    So cute! Where did you buy the hair pins? I have short hair that I love to spruce up with different clips/pins, etc, but have never seen ones with the round metal attached to them.

  17. 17

    Hi, Lovely, tiny treasures! I wonder how you like the staying power of the snapcrafty hairpins.
    Thanks!
    Lynn

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