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DIY Leather Earrings - The Perfect Christmas Gift That Won't Break the Bank

DIY leather earrings - the perfect Christmas gift that won't break the bank

Stylish jewelry usually comes with a matching price tag, which can be disheartening if you’re shopping for a Christmas gift on a budget. 

But that doesn't mean you need to forgo the thoughtful present that you had your heart set on! There are plenty of ways to DIY pretty accessories that’ll wow your friends, and I’ll share one with you today using one of my favorite materials - leather. Keep reading to see how I made these affordable DIY leather earrings.            

DIY leather earrings - the perfect Christmas gift that won't break the bank

DIY leather earrings - the perfect Christmas gift that won't break the bank

Materials 

  • Leather scraps in black and tan
  • Leather punch
  • Leather glue
  • Small and large square cookie cutters
  • Craft knife
  • Jump rings
  • Shepherd earring hooks
  • Jewelry pliers

DIY leather earrings - materials

Step

Trace around your small square cookie cutter onto the back of your tan leather. 

DIY leather earrings - step 1

Step

Trace around your large square cookie cutter onto the back of your black leather. 

DIY leather earrings - step 2

Step

Using a craft knife, cut out the squares you traced in steps 1 and 2.

DIY leather earrings - step 3

Step

Trace around your smaller square cookie cutter in the middle of your black leather square. 

DIY leather earrings - step 4

Using your traced markings as a guide, cut out the center of your black square so that only the outline remains. You should now have a large black square outline and a smaller tan square.

DIY leather earrings - step 4

Step

Glue the black square outline to the tan leather square so that they partly overlap.

DIY leather earrings - step 5

Step

Punch a hole in the top of your two squares.

DIY leather earrings - step 6

Step

Attach a jump ring to the leather squares.

DIY leather earrings - step 7

Step

Attach a shepherd earring hook to the jump ring.

DIY leather earrings - step 8

Then repeat Steps 1 to 7 to create a second earring.


DIY leather earrings

DIY leather earrings - the perfect Christmas gift that won't break the bank
Leather scraps are cheap and available in a myriad of colors, so don’t hold back! Use different shapes and leather finishes to make a completely unique set of earrings suit your recipient’s personal taste (and make a pair for yourself while you’re at it!)

DIY leather earrings - the perfect Christmas gift that won't break the bank

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