- Tuesday, 16 June 2015 -

DIY: Macaroon Earrings

Hello you lovely lot! During the weekends, I always find myself trawling the realms of Pinterest in search of inspiration and motivation for the week ahead. I find myself forever pinning away at popular projects and mesmerising DIYs, adamant in filling my days with "Pinterest-worthy" ventures - be it baking that rainbow cake or crocheting my own tea cosy. Recently, I've been eyeing up cute miniature macaroon necklaces strewn about the Pinterest site and I've been eager to give them a whirl! But why make one macaroon, when you can make two?

You will need:
Polymer Clay (one in your choice of colour and white to make the filling)
A Modelling Tool - or a toothpick will work too!
Clear Glue
Earring Findings, with backs

Step 1/ Carefully roll four equal pieces of Polymer clay into rounded balls. These four portions are going to act as the top and bottom parts of your mini macaroon sandwich!

Step 2/ Squash each ball between your fingers until you get a rounded disk shape. Again, make sure that you're flattening all your balls equally, so they all remain in proportion with each other,

Step 3/ Now repeat this process with your white Polymer clay. However, keeping in mind that this will be the macaroon filling, in order for it to look aesthetically accurate, make it thinner and a tad smaller than its purple counterparts so it'll fit neatly in between the other pieces.

Step 4/ Using the blunt of your modelling tool - or toothpick - drag down the rounded edges of your purple macaroon segment, giving it the same ruffled effect as in real life.

Step 5/ When you're finished decorating the edges, carefully place the pieces on top of one and other, with the white filling stuffing the centre - just like a sandwich! Looks good enough to eat, right?

Step 6/ As soon as you're satisfied with the look of your mini macaroons, you can pop them in the oven for about 10-15 minutes (200° fan assisted over, gas mark 6) to allow them to harden. When you've let them cool, you can now apply glue to the flat of your ear findings.

Step 7/ Carefully stick the flat of the earring in the centre of your macaroon and hold down firmly for a few seconds. After repeating this process for your other earring, you're done, you've just made yourself a yummy new pair of earrings, enjoy!

  1. This is so DAMN CUTE!! I'm trying this! Maybe as a keychain or necklace charm... or a ring!! (Yeah, I'm excited now)

  2. I have sooooo much polymer clay in the house - I could have an earring collection that looks like Laduree! Such a cute idea, I'll definitely try this one out xx

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

  3. These are pretty awesome! Not done anything with fimo in years - might have to give these ago Gisforgingers xx

  4. Such a cute ideaaaaaaaaa. Brb, breaking out the fimo... if I can find it! These are so so fab though!

    Fii || little miss fii

  5. So cute! I'm gonna have to try making these myself!

  6. These are so cute, good job =]


  7. I love macaroons, these are so cute! Such a great idea :)

  8. These are super cute and a great idea for gifts!!

    CharlotteSamantha // www.charlottesamantha.co.uk

  9. I LOVE this! I think I'm going to try and find the necklace link though since I don't wear earrings anymore. This might be a good DIY project for my nana and I to do. Sounds easy to do for the both of us! :)

  10. These are just too adorable <3 I wish I was as crafty as you were! I think I'm going to try giving this a try though I'm worried mine will look like a colorful Krabby Patty instead of macaroons haha
    She Will Be

  11. These are amazing, they look brilliant!

    lillies and lipbalm

  12. Bloody brilliant! <3 Will have to do this! Amazin! <3 <3


  13. You are amazing at these kind of posts! I looooove them, knowing me they would not turn out like this though! xx

    www.dungarees-and-donuts.co.uk :)

  14. Such a cute idea! These are great!


  15. This is such a fab idea! I can imagine cute bracelets like this too. You're so handy! x

    Everything But The Kitchen Sink

  16. Such a clever idea! I love, love, love Pinterest ( I mean who doesn't...right :-) ), there is so many amazing DYI ideas you can find. You've created a very cute pair of earrings Claire and it looks like it's easy to make. Just like some other ladies mentioned above, you can create a set that will include necklace and a bracelet, even try different colors. Thank you for sharing.

    Alina I lifelovebeautyparadise.blogspot.com

  17. that's quite cool and I love the colors as well!


  18. These are amazing, might have to give them a go!

    Caroline xo


  19. These are so cute! Definitely going to try it out :)


  20. Oh my goodness these are adorable. I'm making these this weekend!!

    Thanks for the post!

  21. Love your idea with these macaroon earrings diy project.