Meet your new favorite badass accessory.
Nothing says fancy AF like gold sparkly everything. This Valentine’s Day, take your repro health and crafting game to the next level. Grab your expired condoms, a bucket of glitter, and DIY the hell out of your life. Because you (and your birth control) deserve the gold star treatment.
To prepare, lay out a sheet of newspaper and pour your gold glitter into a bowl.
Step 1: Squeeze a little blob of glue on one side of the expired condom and spread a thin layer over the surface with your paintbrush (or, you know, your finger). Holding the condom by the edges, do the same on the other side. Alternatively, you can do steps 1 through 3 for the first side, then once it’s dry, repeat steps 1-3 for the other side.
Step 2: Dunk your glue-coated condom into your bowl of gold glitter. Once one side is coated in glitter, flip the condom over and dunk again. Kind of like making fried chicken, only sparkly.
Step 3: Now exercise that patent-pending patience of yours. Once dry, after about 15 minutes, you can paint a layer of Mod Podge on top of the glitter if you want to prevent glitter dandruff from getting all over your shoulders and in your eyes (and probably also in your bits). Leave to dry again, another 15 minutes or so.
Step 4: Use a sewing needle or safety pin to poke a hole in one corner of the condom. Slip the jump ring through the hole and then through the earring hook. Grasp each side of the jump ring with a pair of pliers or tweezers. Pull the sides together to close.
Step 5: Sparkle and delight. Share on social media using #MakeSomeLove and tag @Bedsider.
*Earrings inspired by the NYFW runway.