It’s Mardi Gras time! If you want to make things more fun then you need these Mardi Gras drop earrings. Now, let me explain the inspiration.
A few weeks ago I was surfing through television channels, and I came across the old movie “Overboard.” In this movie, Joanna, played by Goldie Hawn was having a dream of a New Year’s Party. I immediately noticed her bow drop earrings. And hey, a party is a party and Mardi Gras is definitely a party. So, I quickly (And with Bowdabra it’s always quick) whipped up a cute pair of Mardi Gras drop earrings.
This is the clip of the dream:
And with the following DIY tutorial, you can make your own and party hearty!
Mini Bowdabra with hair bow tool and ruler attachment
5/8” purple grosgrain ribbon
Headpin with loop
Green bead (2)
Yellow bead (2)
Drop charm (2) I used a 1 ½” silver bar
Earring backs with a loop to add drop charm (pierced or not)
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
To make the bow, cut a piece of Bowdabra bow wire 18”. Fold in half and insert into the Mini Bowdabra. You will have a loop on one side and two loose wires on the other that will be your slipknot.
Cut a piece of purple grosgrain ribbon 8 ½” long. Fold in half to find the center and insert into the Mini Bowdabra.
Next, make a loop to the 1” mark on the hair bow tool and ruler. Make a matching loop on the other side. Use the Bowdabra wand to scrunch down. Then, thread the two loose wires through the loop and pull tight while the bow is still in the Bowdabra. Remove and turn to the back making a double knot.
To finish, use the hot glue gun to attach the bow to the top of the earring back. Make a second bow and do the same to the second earring.