The other day I was watching the last season of Fixer Upper and noticed Joanna wearing the cutest pair of leather earrings shaped like leaves. Aren’t they awesome?
Since I have all this scrap leather leftover from my last DIY leather project, I decided to see if I could DIY a pair of leather leaf earrings just like Joanna wears.
Here is what I came up with, and I feel like they are pretty doggone close to JoJo’s!
This month, my Thrifty Style Team friends and I have decided to host a giveaway of things we have DIYed or thrifted, and these earrings are my contribution to the giveaway! I was sure I could make these myself, and once I got started I discovered these are SUPER easy to make.
I dug through my old jewelry box for a pair of dangly earrings that I haven’t worn since college. I found this pair of plastic fish earrings that I will definitely never wear again, so I used those earring hooks for this project.
If you don’t have any spare earrings lying around, you can purchase these fishhook style earring hooks at any local craft store or on Amazon. I didn’t need a HUGE lot of earring hooks, though, so repurposing these worked just fine for me.
I seriously didn’t even have to go to the store to buy anything! That is the best kind of DIY, amiright? Here’s how I made this cute pair of leather earrings.
Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post to enter the giveaway for them!
How to DIY Leather Leaf Earrings
DIY Leather Leaf Earrings
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Hammer and Nail
- 1 piece top grain leather (small scrap piece)
- 2 empty earring hooks- fish hook style (I repurposed an old pair from my jewelry box)
- 2 small metal rings for creating leaf shape
- If repurposing a pair of old earrings, gently spread the metal apart with a pair of needlenose pliers and remove the old dangles. Set aside.
- Trace teardrop shapes onto the back of the scrap leather using a paper template, then cut out two teardrop-shaped pieces of leather.
- Pinch the rounded ends together and hammer a nail hole through the pinched part, very close to the top edge.
- Remove the nail and insert a very small metal ring though the nail holes. Squeeze the ring together tightly with a pair of needlenose pliers to keep the leather pinched together at the top.
- NOTE: That small metal ring is important for keeping the leaf shape facing toward the front of your face. If you inserted the earring hooks through this first pinched hole, the earrings would be turned away from your face when you put them in your ears, so don't skip that first step.
- Next, add another nail hole behind the small metal ring through the back of the earrings.
- Insert the earring hooks facing backward through the separate nail hole behind the small metal ring. Tighten the earring hooks with needlenose pliers.
- Now you're ready to wear your new leather earrings just like Jo!
Enter the Rafflecopter entry form below for chances to win these handcrafted leather leaf earrings made by me!
PS- if you are an essential oil lover, you could put one drop of oil on the backs of these and have some cute diffuser jewelry that lasts all day.
Also, my friend Lucy has generously donated two sets of LucysInspired Prism Necklace Sets to give away to two more lucky winners! How exciting!
Enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway Here:a Rafflecopter giveaway
The Fine Print:
1 winner will receive the pair of Leather Leaf Earrings.
2 winners will receive a set of two Lucy Locket Inspired2Give Prism Necklaces
Giveaway ends Wednesday, Jan 15th at midnight Central Time
Winners will be announced in this post and also emailed privately to get mailing information.
Now Go Enter to Win more Fun Freebies!
Now, let the freebie fun continue with LOTS more giveaways over at my Thrifty Style Team’s blogs! Head on over any of these blogger’s posts today to put your name in the hat to win some super cute home decor and DIY projects created by us!
Good luck everyone!
THRIFTY STYLE TEAM HUGE GIVEAWAY!
Redhead Can Decorate – Butcher Block Cheese Board Giveaway
What Meegan Makes – Thrifty Style Team Giveaway
Bliss Ranch – Fake Porcelain Tags
Unskinny Boppy – Leather Leaf Earrings
Kim Gaede says
I’d love to make some natural material earrings. I have a Cricut Maker to cut the leather, but I didn’t have the do’s and don’ts to making them correctly. They look lovely.
Helen Ward says
I am amazed at what can be used for jewelry. This is an inspiration to me to root around in my jewelry box and get to work restyling my jewelry.
These are super cute and I would LOVE to win a pair!
Sheila Allen says
Oh how wonderful! Love the idea on the essential oils!! Very nice earrings! Thank you for the opportunity and good luck everyone!
Love learning how to make these!
Allison Maroun says
You are amazing! Those are so cute!
Karen F says
Very cute and they look easy to make. Just have to find some leather to use! Thank you for the chance to win a pair.
I’ve wanted some of these for awhile. My hair is almost shoulder length, and the size of these earrings is perfect!
Barbara Johnson says
I love these earring & necklace! I have 3 granddaughters, daughter & daughter-in-law who would gorgeous in any of these!!
Would lovelovelove to win these earrings. Love them!
Annetta Francis says
Lovely earrings. Thank-you for the give away.
Your jewelry is so pretty. That is something I would love to learn to make. Thank you for the giveaway of such pretty jewelry.
Cathy Payne says
Thank you for the opportunity to win!!! Great prizes!
Michelle Goolsby says
Love these adorable earrings
These earrings are lovely – and after years of only wearing posts, I have for some reason become really fond of the larger earring styles! They would go with so many looks also, another plus!
I don’t wear earrings but I do have a grand daughter that would absolutely love these so I would probably gift them to her if I should happen to win these.
Thank You for this wonderful giveaway opportunity
Audrey Stewart says
I really love these earrings! You are so talented!
I adore earrings and the leather earrings would be wonderful to win! If not, I’ll try making my own. :o)
Gail Holcomb says
Love those earrings, and especially your idea of adding a couple drops of essential oil!
Ellen Casper says
Love that these earrings are so lightweight.
Peter G says
Very creative and skill. Good luck in finding new ways to do things.
Melissa L. says
Thank you for the chance to win the earrings!
Lynnet Hardwick says
Oh I would love to win these for our daughter! Thank you for sharing how to make them! Very interesting!
Those are stunning. So beautiful.
Kelly W. says
Awesome Job, Beth! 🙂
Carol Clark says
very cute love the post
Thanks for the tutorial. I have been wanting a pair of these!
Love, Love! Thank you for doing this.
Super cute earrings!
Nancy Schmitt says
Thank you, Beth and Lucy! Would love to win either of the lovely gifts, and thanks also for the easy tutorial on the DIY earrings.
Love the blog – used to live near you in Alabama!
These earrings are gorgeous! Thank you for the tutorial.
Dawn Crader says
Love your style, honesty and the earrings! Keep up being you! Happy 2020!
Laurie Emerson says
These are absolutely adorable!
Loved your tutorial for leather earrings!!!Thank you for sharing!!!
Martha Hughes says
Great DIY on the leather earrings. Saved it on my Pinterest board!
Shannon Doll says
LOVE these earrings!! I want to try to make them!!
Ellen Casper says
Love these earrings
Brilliant idea of using the oils!
Susan Marina Brown Lane says
I’m bookmarking this! These are so cute! Thanks for having the giveaway!
I love the texture of the leather earrings
Love these earrings!