DIY Leather Triangle Earrings

Hello! I’m back from a no Internet hiatus. I’d like to say it was refreshing & freeing to be offline but frankly I was about to start twitching. :)

Have you noticed that triangles are having a fashion moment? Tribal prints and shapes are everywhere! Earrings are my favorite accessory – a funky pair plus red lipstick are all I need to feel dressed up – so I made a simple pair of stacked triangles. But painting leather is so easy you can experiment with all kinds of shapes and colors. I went with mint and neon pink to combine trends (clever, huh?). And the price is right too. A $3 piece of craft leather from Hobby Lobby could easily make a dozen earrings. Or use a piece of scrap leather for free.

DIY Leather Triangle Earrings

Step 1: You’ll need a piece of scrap leather or a piece like the one above (from Hobby Lobby).

Step 2: On the back of the leather measure 1 inch triangles.

Step 3: Cut out your triangles with an exacto knife.

Step 4: Paint your leather with a couple of coats of paint. I used Martha Stewart’s craft paint because it works on all surfaces (love that!).

Step 5: Glue your triangles together and let dry.

Step 6: Attach an earring post with glue. Or use your exacto knife to poke a small hole at the top and attach an earring wire with a jump ring.

I recommend at least two coats of paint. The above is just with one coat and it needs a bit more coverage.

And I’m excited to be in Nashville where I can get family members to model for me. Soon you won’t have to endure my under eye circles!


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  1. says

    How clever but simple. A totally awesome look. I have so many outfits that I need something different or a different color that these would be perfect for. And with your tutorial I should be able to accomplish this:) Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays.

  2. says

    SO pretty! I love the color and texture from the leather.

    I’ve shared on pinterest!

    PS. Your under-eye bags are NOTHING compared to mine! :)

  3. Susanna says

    Very cute Steph! Branching into earrings now huh? :) Now that you live here, I will be expecting the castoffs :)

  4. says

    Oh aren’t internet breaks great sometimes?! These earrings are fab. I actually just noticed today when I was out shopping that triangles are definitely having there moment right now!

    • gerbermom says

      Breaks are definitely good – I got a lot of boxes unpacked! Sadly there are still more to go – but I’m taking a break from that now! :)

  5. says

    Awww… those are wonderful!! I’ve never played around with leather before (that sentence sounds completely inappropriate… good thing you’re reading it in context) but you make it look really easy. I might have to give it a try sometime! Although I still have my clay on the shelf in my closet waiting to be made into geometric beads…. oh the DIYs continue to pile up around me!! But I like it that way, it means I’ve surrounded myself with inspiring things, and one should always feel inspired about something!

    • gerbermom says

      I know what you mean – I have the same DIY collection problem. So many projects, so little time. Every time I get on Pinterest I add about 5 more to the list!

  6. says

    Welcome back! Breaks are good & much needed every now & then. Anyway, these are fantastic! I absolutely love them! Great job & awesome tutorial. You always explain so well! Thanks friend!

    • gerbermom says

      I think I’m detailed for the craft-impaired like myself! :) Hope things are going well as you get ready for the big move!!

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