DIY: Leather Earrings

July 2, 2014

DIY: Tiny Leather Earrings. Easy and Inexpensive and Cute!   |   Design Mom

By Gabrielle. Photos and styling by Amy Christie.

Have you seen the new trend in tiny leather earrings? I’m loving it. So I thought it would be fun to create my own — for myself and as gifts. I love the natural texture of the leather and the soft pop of color.

DIY: Tiny Leather Earrings. Easy and Inexpensive and Cute!   |   Design Mom

Leather is an easy material to work with. It’s soft, but keeps its shape. It doesn’t fray or wrinkle (unless you really, really want it to) and the texture and color options are endless.

I tried a ton of variations and always concluded that simple is better for this particular look.

DIY: Tiny Leather Earrings. Easy and Inexpensive and Cute!   |   Design Mom

With a few bucks and very little time, you can make yourself a whole new batch of accessories. They’re so simple and easy to make it’s barely a tutorial!

DIY: Tiny Leather Earrings. Easy and Inexpensive and Cute!   |   Design Mom

Come and check out this easy, satisfying project!!

DIY: Tiny Leather Earrings. Easy and Inexpensive and Cute!   |   Design Mom

Supplies:

- leather*
- earring posts
- strong adhesive or hot glue
- scissors

The leather for this project can be found at fabric stores. However, because the amount needed is so little, you can find what you need at thrift stores (purses, bags, belts) or garage sales — I’ve even picked up old leather purses at Goodwill and cut up the leather for craft projects like this.

DIY: Tiny Leather Earrings. Easy and Inexpensive and Cute!   |   Design Mom

Cut your desired shape. I experimented with circles, but found that sharp, geometric shapes were much easier to trim out. I also concluded that I liked smaller shapes best. Half an inch or smaller — basically, just enough leathers to cover the earring post.

DIY: Tiny Leather Earrings. Easy and Inexpensive and Cute!   |   Design Mom

To finish up, use glue to attach the leather to earring post.

DIY: Tiny Leather Earrings. Easy and Inexpensive and Cute!   |   Design Momleather-earrings 4.2

Allow to dry completely and then wear! What did I tell? Simple as can be. I hope you make some. It would be a fun boredom fighter for your tweens or teens — you could host a jewelry making party!

P.S. — Like to make things? Here are a whole bunch of awesome projects.

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July 21, 2014 at 1:19 pm

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1 Heather July 8, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Great idea! Dangles would be fun too :)

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2 Kelsy July 9, 2014 at 9:43 am

I am always saving the tiniest scraps of leather. This is a great tutorial for using up all those left over bits!

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