Make your own DIY Leather Leaf Earrings just like Joanna Gaines wears!
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Needle Nose Pliers
Hammer and Nail
1piecetop grain leather(small scrap piece)
2empty earring hooks- fish hook style(I repurposed an old pair from my jewelry box)
2small 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!