Hi Crafting Friend! I’m assuming that you have landed here because you saw those cute faux leather earrings everywhere online and you want to make one yourself. BUT! You don’t have a Cricut Machine!
No worries! You can easily make a pair or more of cute faux leather earrings without a Cricut machine. I know it, because I did it!
Before investing in a Cricut machine, I was already making faux leather earrings on my own. It’s actually a lot easier than you think.
Plus, it’s so inexpensive to make!
However, I do have to say that there are some designs that you might not be able to make because of how intricately they are cut. Which was the reason why I bit my tongue and got myself a Cricut machine. But you can still make a bunch of cute ones without it.
Alrighty, let’s get started!
How To Make Leather Earrings without Cricut
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- Earring Templates – Back To School Earrings PDF & SVG
- Faux Leather Sheets: Amazon – David-Angie Brand
- Leather Hole Puncher or a Needle
- Earring Findings (Earring Posts)
- A Piler
I got my earring making kit from Amazon that already included different color jump rings, earrings posts and a plier.
#1: Make your Earring Templates!
The most important part of creating your faux leather without a Cricut machine is making Earring Templates!
For the purpose of this tutorial, I will use my Back to School Earring Templates design to demonstrate. You can find my design on my Etsy store or you can search for some on the internet.
There are a lot of cute free and paid earring template designs out there. You can even just draw them out for organic shapes. The key is to pick one to start.
Have your design ready to be printed out. In the photo, I printed out the PDF version of my design. It comes in different sizes so it’s easy for you to decide which one you want to use.
I always print them out on CARDSTOCK paper to get more longevity from them. It’s also easier when your template is on cardstock for the next step.
Alright, once you have them printed out, it’s time to cut! Get a pair of scissors and go to town! The design that you can make will be limited only by your ability to cut with scissors!
Cut! Cut! Cut!
#2: Trace your design
Now that you have your earring templates ready, it’s time to trace. You should also find a way to store your templates. I keep mine in a small box that I found at IKEA. You can also keep them in a Ziplock bag.
Grab a pencil or a fabric pen, turn your faux leather sheet around to the back side and trace your designs. One of the benefits of making your faux leather earrings without a Cricut Machine, is that you get to use the most out of your faux leather sheet.
Done tracing?! It’s time to cut again! Cut out your designs from your faux leather sheet. Again, here you are only limited by your ability to cut with a pair of scissors.
#3: Assembling Your Earrings
Grab your leather hole puncher or a needle and create holes in your earring pieces.
I got my leather hole puncher on Amazon for about $9. It was such a great investment. I still use it today to punch holes on my earring pieces even though they were cut out with a Cricut Machine.
If you are layering your pieces then you will need a jump ring to attach to your earring pieces before the earring posts. There is a quick important step you need to do with the earring posts before attaching it to your jumpring. This will ensure that your earrings are facing front. Check out this the Step #3 of this blog post for more information on how to do that.
I got my earring making kit on Amazon that already contains all the tools that I need to make earrings. You can also find them at your local craft store.
If you are attaching them straight to the earring posts like me, you just have to use your plier to open up the loop at the bottom of the earring post and insert your cut out earring piece. Be sure to check that they are facing the right way before closing the loop with your piler.
Do the same to the other side and Viola! You now have a cute pair of faux leather earrings!
Are you ready to make a pair on your own?
If you want to learn more about how to make faux leather earrrings with a Cricut Machine, click here!
Comment down below if you have any questions or what design you are planning on making.
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