Make a pair of vintage-inspired rose earrings for less than a dollar with this tutorial by Grosgrain. She also has a cute idea for giving them as gifts: paint the posts and backs green to complete the “rose” look (with a stem and leaves), and package them in a gift box with a bit of floral foam in it, so they look like growing flowers. How cute! [click here for entire tutorial] [via]

I love it when craft blogs give me fashion ideas because honestly, I’m pretty clueless. Little touches like these work for just about anyone! You can customize these earrings and make them any color you want by painting them with spray paint or acrylic paint, so if you don’t love red, try pink or aqua or whatever color you do love. You can find earring findings at some dollar stores, or any craft store (or big box stores with a craft section).

Project Estimate:

  • 2 Rose buttons (or flower cabachons), $1
  • Paint (optional), on hand or $.50 for a bottle of acrylic
  • Gloss varnish (optional) or clear nail polish, on hand
  • Glue, on hand
  • Earring backs, a pack of 10 or more for $1

Total: $1.10 and up