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Get the Look of DIY Leather Earrings Without Making Yourself

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The perfect way to accessorize any outfit is with a pair of DIY leather earrings. There are so many different options when it comes to the trendy earrings. Dressed up or down, it’s a look that has become quite popular due to its versatility. While it can definitely be an easy project for some, others might find the prospect daunting. My favorite part about the leather earring look is you don’t have to be crafty. So many different designs are available to purchase already completed. There are different colors, sizes and textures to match any style you are going for!

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Get the Look of DIY Leather Earrings Without Making Yourself

Leather is a durable and versatile material that can be used to create a variety of different styles of earrings. Leather earrings can be made from a variety of different types of leather, including genuine leather, faux leather, and recycled leather. They can be made in a variety of shapes and sizes, and can be decorated with a variety of different embellishments, such as beads, charms, and studs. Leather earrings are a popular choice for both men and women, and can be worn for a variety of occasions.

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Why are leather earrings so popular?

There are actually quite a few benefits when it comes to wearing leather earrings. These types of earrings are not just durable, but are so very versatile when dressing up or down. Plus, they are rather comfortable to wear given the fact that they are often so light weight. Such an easy way to accessorize your look!

What are leather earrings made out of?

Leather earrings are often made from a variety of different types of leather, just depending on preference. The majority of DIY leather earrings aren’t even made from genuine leather at all, but rather a faux leather that is a man-made material made to look like real leather. Faux leather (usually made from polyurethane, polyvinyl chloride, and polyester) is a popular choice due to it being less expensive, more environmentally friendly and vegan. It’s also not uncommon for leather earrings to be plain. Often times the cute earrings are even decorated with beads and charms or given the layering effect with various color and texture.

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Where to Buy the Look of DIY Leather Earrings

Leather earrings are a great option if you want to wear something both stylish and durable. The earrings are really trendy and for good reason. It’s a great way to add a touch of personality to any outfit and you don’t have to make them yourself, even though a lot of people do!

Here are just a few of my favorite options that can be purchased without going the DIY route:

Multipack Leather Earrings

30 pairs for a really great price! Get the earrings HERE.

Lightweight Soft Leather Earrings

I love this look even though I’m not usually a fan of gold jewelry. This pair of earrings has just the right amount of metal with a simple bar that hangs in front of the fringe leaf design. Get the earrings HERE.

Layered Teardrop Leather Earrings

With faux leather it’s easy to get a printed design on earrings. The layered look adds such a fun look especially when there’s a pop of color. Get the earrings HERE.

Suede Leather Feather Earrings

The look of suede with a feather design is always trendy. Get the set of 8 pairs of these earrings HERE.

Leather Glitter Earrings

Leather earrings with glittery sequins? Yes please! These earrings are in a set of 4 and perfect for a night out on the town. Get the earrings HERE.

Woven Leather Earrings

These earrings have the right amount of texture to be both stunning and unique. Get the earrings HERE.

Vintage Floral Leather Earrings

These earrings are stunning! I love the shape and style. A great mix of cork and leather with a vintage floral print in a circle. Get the earrings HERE.

See what I mean? So many different options that you can purchase without having to DIY!

All of these earrings also make great gifts! There are so many different sizes and styles to choose from. The hardest part might actually be deciding which new jewelry to add to your collection.

How To Make Your Own

You can actually make your own gorgeous earrings at a fraction of the price. Many people find that it’s also a great way to use up leather scraps. It’s no secret that I struggle to cut straight lines (I admitted this on television), so making my own faux leather earrings is most definitely out. Unless of course I’m using a craft cutting machine (Silhouette or Cricut machine) with a deep point blade to achieve the different earring shapes. That’s an easy DIY project that even I can do!

Easy steps to make leather earrings!

Supply List:

  • Soft leather (or a faux leather sheet) in any color or thickness depending on preference
  • Earring hooks (sometimes called ear wire or simply ear hook)
  • Jump rings
  • Jewelry pliers (or needle nose)
  • Pair of sharp scissors
  • A leather hole puncher
  • Pencil
  • Plastic ruler

*Optional: Beads, charms, or other embellishments


1.  Use a pencil to draw out the shape of earring in the same size and shape on two pieces of leather. Be sure to also use a ruler if you want to make sure that earrings are equal in size to each other. The size and shape of your earrings will depend on your personal preference, but the most popular shapes for earrings are ovals, triangles, circles and squares.

2. Cut out the shape from the two pieces of leather. 

3. Use a leather hole punch to make a small hole in the top of each piece of leather. You can use a ruler here also to make sure that the hole is centered.

4. Attach a jump ring to the top of the earring by threading through the hole.

5. Thread the earring hook through the jump ring and then use a pair of pliers to close the jump ring.

6. If you want to add a little texture to the earring design then you use embellishments by gluing or sewing the small pieces onto the leather shapes.

7. Make the second earring by following steps 2-4 and then enjoy your new jewelry!


  • You can use a variety of colors, thicknesses and textures of leather to create unique earrings.
  • Use a sharp pair of scissors to cut out the leather. 
  • Try to use a leather hole punch that is the same size as the jump rings you are using. This way the holes will be more evenly sized.
  • Make sure to close the jump rings carefully so as to avoid damaging the leather.
  • Be cautious not to over tighten the jump rings or you at this point you may damage the leather.
  • Don’t forget to have fun and be creative! It’s a relatively easy project and there are endless possibilities when it comes to designing your own DIY leather earrings.
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A mom blogger for over 15 years, Tara Smith lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her audiologist husband and four kids. Her blog has been featured on local media television shows like News 4 Great Day and Show Me St. Louis, as well as in the Farmhouse Style Magazine for Country Sampler. She loves to travel, explore the Midwest, make crafts and read.

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