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.

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