In this post, learn how to make DIY leather earrings. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
I think everyone gets a little nervous when they think about buying a big item for themselves, then worry it might just sit in the box. If you’re buying a Cricut Explore Air 2, you want to know if you’ll get enough use out of it.
So I say let’s take a look at this great, though incomplete, list of all the things you could make with your Cricut. Are you interested in any of these?
What can Cricut make?
- Custom decorative pillows
- Birthday party decorations
- Organizing labels
- Wall decals
- Holiday banners
- Paper boxes (in lots of shapes too)
- Mess-free glitter crafts
- Custom t-shirts with pictures or sayings
- Wall quotes
- Cupcake toppers
- Paper mobiles
- Shrink plastic crafts
- Paper dolls
- Gift tags
- Planner stickers
- Etched glass
- Painted wood signs
- Anything that needs a stencil
- Kids’ school projects
- Christmas ornaments
- Handmade cards (including custom shapes, and envelopes!)
- Water bottle decals
- Paper flowers
- Costume accessories
- Monogram anything
- Window clings
- Photo booth props
- Car decals
- Custom bags and totes
- Decorated notebook
- Gifts – for anyone!
- Fabric appliques
Isn’t that amazing! And like I said, that’s an incomplete list! You can make things for every room in your house and every person you know – anything you can imagine. With all those options, I know I totally use my Cricut Explore more than enough to make it worth it.
To show you just how easy it is to make your own earrings and save on jewelry, watch how I made these DIY leather earrings.
Supplies for faux leather earrings
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut faux leather
- Strong or regular grip mat
- Earring hooks
- (optional) gold foil
How to make faux leather earrings
Start by selecting the shapes you want for your earrings – circle, teardrop, flower, etc.
Add a very small circle to the top of each shape. Select the shape and the circle together and “slice” them.
Delete the extra circle and you’re left with the original shape with a small hole cut out for the earring hook to go through.
Start by downloading the earring SVG using this form.
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Upload the SVG into Design Space (read this post for instructions on adding SVG to Design Space)
Cut the shapes – set the dial of the Explore Air 2 to Custom and search for “faux leather” in the material settings.
When using the Cricut Leather I use the Cricut Maker, choose 2-3 oz garment leather as the material, and use the Knife Blade. But you can also cut it with the deep point blade. Or, read this post to make earrings with real leather.
Slide the hooks through the holes in the earrings and pinch closed.
You can add paint or foil to decorate them even more. I dabbed a bit of glue (this DecoFoil glue pen) to these earrings then put the gold foil on top, rubbed, and peeled away the extra. Fun, right? You can also paint them. The color for the coral earrings is DecoArt Shrimp.
Fast and easy to make and super lightweight DIY leather earrings that you can customize for any occasion and any outfit!
With that, I want to know what did I leave off my list? Leave me a comment and I’ll add it to my list!
Faux Leather Earrings with Cricut
- Upload earring SVG to Design Space
- Set machine to "faux leather" as the material
- Press faux leather onto a green mat and load into machine
- Cut earrings and remove from the mat
- Decorate with paint if desired
- Add earring hook through the hole in the top
Keep learning about Cricut here:
What materials can the Cricut Maker cut?
How to use heat transfer vinyl
How to layer glitter iron-on vinyl
What is the Cricut machine and what can I do with it?
Can I upload my own images with Cricut?
How easy is it to upload my own images with the Cricut?
Will it be easy for me to learn the Cricut Design Space software to create my own custom projects?
What different kinds of DIY projects can I make with the Cricut?
What tools and accessories do I need to use a Cricut and how much do they cost?
Will I be required to use cartridges with the Cricut?
If you’re ever looking for more SVGs to use with your Cricut, check out my Etsy shop here
Cathy Walter says
So pretty! What kind of paint did you use?
Where did you get that earring stand?! i love it!
Thanks Megan! I actually found it at a Goodwill last year. I’m not sure if it was designed as an earring holder or something else, but it is cool, huh!
I’m thinking about buying a Cricut machine and had the same questions would I use it enough but after seeing all the things I can do I think I made up my mind will be buying one. Thanks
Raegan Johnson says
Love this! Where did you buy your earring material?
Thank you! If you click here http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=987271&b=567915&m=51766&afftrack=&urllink=shop.cricut.com%2Fen%5Fus%2Fcatalogsearch%2Fresult%2F%3Fq%3Dleather you’ll find several faux leather listings. And it looks like they’re on sale right now!
Stacy K Wolf says
Do you have to use the Cricut faux leather or can you use thin leather fabric or cork fabric from a craft store to cut earrings on the Cricut?
You could use this same pattern on lots of materials! You might need to experiment a little with the settings, but you should give it a try!
Tera Dickey says
I was wondering if you have to use a certain blade to cut? Have you tried using real leather? Just curious if it would work the same.
Tera Dickey says
I was wondering if you have to use a certain blade to cut? Have you tried using real leather? Just curious if it would work the same?
I cut the Cricut Faux Leather with the fine point blade (the standard blade for the machine) A very thick leather probably wouldn’t work, but a thinner leather would. You could try with the fine point blade, or with the deep blade if that didn’t work.
You can see how I cut some leather with the rotary blade and the Maker in this post https://craftingintherain.com/2017/10/leather-wallet-free-cricut-maker-project.html
These are beautiful. I am just curious as to what paint you used for the coral?
What hole punch do you use? And the size please.
What paint us best used for that material?
I have used DecoArt paint with great success!
Hello! DecoArt acrylic? Also for the hooks have you found good quality ones because some get rusty right away. Any recommendations? Thanks