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How To Make Faux Leather Earrings

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Making Earrings with the Cricut is an easy way to add some variety to your accessories. In this easy-to-follow video tutorial, I walk you through how to make these adorable faux leather teardrop earrings using the Cricut Maker.

I am so excited to share with you my latest project, and teach you how to make leather earrings with the EasyPress mini. Making earrings never gets old because there are SO many varieties you can make.

Plus, they are straightforward and make wonderful gifts too. For this tutorial I used my Maker, but this will also work with other machines, including the Cricut joy and Cricut Explore Air.

Another idea is to make and sell leather earrings at craft sales or other community events. I have this design all set up in Cricut Design Space for you already. You can grab it below.

How To Make Earrings With The Cricut

closeup of cricut teal faux leather earrings with rose gold HTV on them

The Cricut EasyPress Mini has made my life so much easier because it is perfect for small projects like these DIY leather earrings.

Just prepare yourself because when you started wearing your homemade earrings, everyone is going to want to know where you got them.

Cricut with several pairs of faux leather earring next to the easypress mini

What Is A Cricut EasyPress Mini?

A Cricut EasyPress Mini is the newest addition to the Cricut family!

This compact Cricut is perfect for all of your smaller projects like decorating pockets, shirt sleeves, and stuffed animals. The options are seriously endless when it comes to this Cricut EasyPress Mini!

Another feature that you are going to love if you are a user is its ability to help with pressing seams. It’s also fantastic for projects that involve paper piecing too.  You won’t lose any technology when it comes to the Cricut EasyPress Mini.

It has the same benefits of the Cricut EasyPress 2, including that it has an even heat plate.  You will be able to make all sorts of simple heat transfers because of the easy heat settings. 

Cricut EasyPress with teal and rose gold faux leather earrings

How To Make Leather Earrings

These fantastic leather earrings are made by pressing heat vinyl that has been cut with the Cricut onto the leather.

This is wonderful because you will be able to see the design on both sides of the earrings. And the Cricut Cuts faux leather pretty effortlessly.

Supplies Needed:

Tools To Make:

  • Cricut Machine
  • Cricut Deep Cut Blade or Rotary Blade
  • EasyPress Mini
  • Fabric Grip Mat

I didn’t use a weeding tool, I just used my fingers to get the faux leather off of my Cricut Mat. But if you are more comfortable, you can use it to pull your Cricut Earrings off the mat.

Cricut with several pairs of earring

How Hot Does The Cricut EasyPress Mini Get?

This will heat up to 400 degrees F. The heat plate is coated with ceramic and will automatically turn off after ten minutes if not in use. The Cricut EasyPress Mini works just like the Cricut EasyPress 2, just on a smaller scale. 

EasyPress Mini Leather Earrings - Pin Image

Are The Leather Earrings Heavy?

Nope, these leather earrings are lightweight and don’t pull on our ears at all. As soon as you put them on you are going to love how they feel. No heavy jewels like some of the store-bought dangle earrings. Plus, you can make so many varieties of them so they go with all your outfits. 

finished leather earrings

Can I Make Different Shaped Leather Earrings?

Yes you can. Just use the shape, resize it to the size you want. And slice a small hole where you want the earring hoop.

You can make any shaped leather earrings that you want. That is what’s so fantastic about this entire process. You can create any type of style you like.

Below is an earring SVG file that you can find in my shop.

Here are some shape ideas that will be great with these leather earrings:

  • Circle – Some of them I made are circle and they turned out AMAZING! 
  • Triangle – Gives you a fun and funky look that will make your friends jealous they don’t have them.
  • Folded Teardrop – As you can see, I made some folded teardrops and I can’t even tell you how cute they are. 
  • Long Rectangle – If you are looking for a classy look, a rectangle would be terrific. They would look awesome with some glitter leather. 

It’s actually really easy to make your own faux leather earrings, using shapes and other Cricut Design space elements. But if you are looking for a free SVG, check below in the materials list or check out this post for 12 FREE EARRING SVGS.

Cricut with several pairs of earring
Yield: 1

Leather Earrings The Cricut EasyPress Mini

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

Making Earrings with the Cricut is an easy way to add some variety to your accessories. In this easy-to-follow video tutorial, I walk you through how to make these adorable faux leather teardrop earrings using the Cricut Maker.


  1. Resize the file to fit your needs.
  2. Cut all leather and vinyl using the correct machine settings for each..
  3. Use the faux leather setting for the leather
  4. Remove from the mat and match the iron-on vinyl with the leather pieces.
  5. I taped the HTV down with heat tape so that it did not move.
  6. Using your hot EasyPress Mini, set on medium press the iron-on onto the leather, press for about 20 seconds.
  7. Add earring hooks and jump rings accordingly.
  8. See video for reference if you need more help putting them toghether.

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Regina M Reed

Monday 22nd of March 2021

I have heard that people put foil on the back on the earrings for them to be more sturdy??? so they don't curl?? is that necessary?

Jamela Payne

Wednesday 24th of March 2021

No it's not.


Friday 22nd of May 2020

Did you iron the vinyl on to the back side (cloth) or glitter side of the faux leather?

Jamela Porter

Wednesday 12th of August 2020

There is no glitter, but I pressed to the front side, or the side you would see.


Tuesday 7th of April 2020

What did u use to cut the leather what tool I have tried it before and it won’t cut through

Jamela Porter

Saturday 2nd of May 2020

IThe rotary blade.


Monday 6th of April 2020

Hi, great tutorial! I have a question... I am not seeing the information on the actual blade and housing you used. I see You mention the fabric mat at the end so I am assuming (you know what happens there) we will need to use the fabric blade??? TIA

Jamela Porter

Saturday 2nd of May 2020

The instructions have been updated.

Bonnie L Stauffer

Sunday 16th of February 2020

Can you tell me how to make the silver designs you put over your leather earrings? Is this an SVG file and if so where can I find it.

Also, I cannot download your leather earrings SVG file.

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