Easy DIY earring ideas

There are plenty of easy DIY earrings you can create from nothing. Let alone; who doesn’t love earrings. Earrings are an excellent way to dress yourself for any occasion. It is a simple accessory that grabs the attention of everyone around you. 

The good news is that you are going to love all the patterns! Think of all the different earrings you can make at home at no cost. It is about a fun project that can adapt to your personal taste. 

clay earring in multiple colors, beads and tools

The truth is that DIY earrings are not only a fantastic project but can also fill your pockets with some extra cash. You will be surprised how easy DIY earrings are to make! DIY earrings are pretty famous. A simple search on a website like Etsy and eBay can persuade you. If you love earrings, why don’t you try to dress yourself and make some extra cash? It is one of the cheapest projects you can start! 

Try making round, square, formal, every day, or even playful earrings in different colors and materials, and you’ll be surprised how exciting and profitable it is.

An earring obsession can be expensive, so why don’t you try creating some shapes from the list below?

Glitter Earrings

Gold earring in a famine hand

DIY Glitter earrings are fun, easy, really lightweight, and cheap! Try to make a sparkling pair of earrings that will catch everyone’s eye. The only tricky part of this project is waiting for the glue to dry. 

All you need to make those amazing earrings are glitter and white glue (or glitter glue), waxed paper, and earring findings. 

Guide to create those easy DIY earrings

Step 1

Make a couple of puddle on a piece of waxed paper (Do not use a silicone mat on this as the glitter clings, and it’s really difficult to remove)

Step 2

Then take your glitter and put a bunch of that in each of the puddles of glue. The glitter usually doesn’t cost more than 50cents.

Step 3

Stir it around. But make sure you cap off your glitter so you don’t make a mess everywhere.

Step 4

Scrape the glitter right back in the middle and then dry it clear.

Step 5

Do not worry if you can’t see the sparkle now. It’ll be amazing when it dries completely.

Step 6

Next step, add some papermart fine glitter and stir it up with a small brush and try to kind of scrape it up. It may seem thick now, but it will become resilient when the water evaporates from the glue. However, it is going to shrink down a little bit.

Step 7

When they completely dry up, trim the desired shape with regular scissors. In order to make both in the same form, lay the second earring on the top of the first one and then trim it.

Step 8

Now, all you need now is to create a hole with a hole punch, about 1/8 of an inch. Do the same with both pieces.

Step 9

Pass your pliers through the holes on either side of the split in the ring.

Step 10

Twist it and place your earring on it! Then put your ear finding and then close it up. The most usual ear finding to go for is the fish hook.

It is about a fantastic pair of sparkling earrings that you can use to decorate your outfits or even sell them. Sparkling earrings are an easy DIY earring craft that will save your pocket from expensive purchases and give your whole outfit a playful style.

Tassel Earrings

Pink tassel earing in woman's ears

Tassel earrings are beautiful and always in fashion. However, it is tough to find something resilient that will last in time! After a lot of searching and thought, I am sure that the best option is to create your own easy DIY tassel earrings. 

Of course, it is a project that can easily create a business from. Tassel earrings are in high demand. Girls love them and always looking for different colors and shapes to wear!

So take a look at how to create DIY Tassel earrings in the comfort of your home in no time.

What you’ll need

  •  A thread of your choice (2 skeins, as many as 4-6 for more tassels)
  • Hoop earrings
  • Scissors

Steps you need to follow

Step 1

Loop a whole skein of your thread over the hoop of your earring. Tie it underneath the metal by using a thread of the same color. Remember to tie it tightly as you want it to be steady and resilient.

Step 2

Loosen the ends of the embroidery thread by cutting them at the same length using the scissors.

Step 3

Wrap the colored thread around the top of your tassel many times. Choose to do this over the tied portion so that your knot is covered.

Step 4

Try to trim the edges of your tassels so that you have the same length tidy pair of earrings.

Step 5

Wear your earrings, and you are ready to go!

It is about an easy and inexpensive process, and you can make tones of different colors and shape tassel earrings. You can even change the hoop and give a completely different shape to the accessory. 

If you want to go for the three-piece tassels, simply add on your hoop three smaller tassels in a row next to each other. DIY tassel earrings are an excellent choice if you are a beginner DIY-er and cost around $5 to $10. What’s better than tassel earrings to suit it with a light summer outfit?

DIY Terrazzo Earrings

DIY clay and tassel earrings in blue colors

Terrazzo is a flooring technique, which consists of granite, marble glass, and other similar materials. That technique is coming from the 18th century.

In recent years, terrazzo is used more and more to create accessories and handmade jewelry.

What you need:

  • Clay in multiple colors
  • Knife
  • Rolling Pin
  • Craft Board
  • Parchment Paper
  • Jewelry findings
  • Toothpick 


Step 1

Soften a large amount of clay and use it as your base. The color is up to you!

Step 2

The next step; soften smaller quantities of clay in 4 or 5 different colors. Remember to match them with your initial color. Some good and fashionable color options are navy blue, pale blue, pale yellow, and soft pink.

Step 3

Use a rolling pin, and roll your primary color to about 5mm. Then, roll all the other complementary colors, and make them as thin as possible. Cut small pieces of each color, but try to keep them in a tidy geometrical shape.

Step 4

Place the smaller clay pieces of the complementary color on the top of your primary base. Don’t overdo it; the primary color must still be visible. 

Step 5

Then again, roll the surface with your rolling pin until it is smooth and soft. Remember that it shouldn’t be thinner than 3mm. 

Step 6

It’s time for the shape. Take your knife and cut your colorful clay in the form that you like. Make a hole with a toothpick on the top to attach the finding.

Step 7

Preheat the oven at 110°C. Place your clay pieces into the parchment paper and bake them for about 30 minutes.

Step 8

Once they are cooled down, they are fabulous eye-catching jewelry. If you want your new earrings shiny, use an apposite glaze at the end.

The total time you need to create terrazzo earrings is about 55 minutes, and the results are surprising. No one could expect that clay earrings can be done at home with no special equipment. It is definitely an accessory that will decorate your whole outfit.  

Wood Veneer Leaf Earrings

Leaf earrings are beautiful, and every woman and girl loves them, especially when made of wood. The look of leaves gives a painterly and picturesque look to nature. DIY veneer leaf earrings seem like they are paper cut, and that is almost magical. 

What you need

  • Adhesive wood veneer
  • Glue
  • Cardstock
  • Die cutter
  • Earring hooks
  • Pliers
  • Spray paint 
  • A leaf template

Guide to create the Wood Veneer DIY leaf earrings

Step 1

Start by cutting your leaf template with your die cutter on a piece of cardstock. The size is up to you! Cut about 8 to 10 pieces depending on how thick you want your new earrings. 

Step 2

Attach the leaf pieces together by using glue. Usually, four pieces make an excellent piece of earring, but you can increase the pieces if you want them thicker. 

Step 3

When your leaves are dry, spray them with the color of your choice. Bronze or gold is an excellent choice for those earrings, as it gives a natural look. Before you continue, make sure that both sides are fully covered, and no cardstock color is visible.

Step 4 

Go back to your leaf template and cut out your veneer wood this time. Again cut the first piece and then place the second on the top of it before you cut it to have the same size. (Experiment on the side of the veneer wood first, because it is a bit harder to cut it)

Step 5 

Attach the veneer wood leaf to the dried pieces. You don’t need to add glue because the veneer wood comes with an adhesive on the back.

Step 6

Attach your jump rings to the earring hook, and you are done.

Now you can wear your earrings and fascinate the world. You will be surprised by the excitement that this craft gives you. It is an easy DIY earring that people love and is a great accessory to add to your handmade business. Women are addicted to that kind of accessories. DIY leaf accessories usually are missing from our earring collection. 

DIY macramé earrings

Macramé earrings in white and dark red color placed on a table

Macramé is making a comeback in a significant way, and you can use this technique from home décor to handmade accessories. A few supplies, and you can create fantastic DIY, boho, and chic pair of earrings. When macramé earrings are made with quality look like they are taken from an expensive boutique. However, you are able to create them easily by using your hands. 

What you will need

  • Scissors
  • Jewelry pliers
  • Wire comb
  • Cotton macramé cord
  • Earring hoops
  • Fish earring hook 
  • Jump rings

Guide to create your DIY macramé earrings

Step 1 

Leave your hook earring on a flat surface, cut a thread of your macramé cord for about 4 inches long, fold it in half and place the loop under your earring hoop.

Step 2

Bring the loop of the cord under your earring hoop and pass the ends of your thread from the inside of the loop.

Step 3

Repeat this process with more macramé cords and fill the 1/3 of your earring hoop. Pull them very strained and then place all the knots together in order to cover the earring hoop.

Step 4

Once you have the lower part of your earring hoop covered with macramé knots, trim all the ends to an even length. Fray the twisted strands of the macramé cords. Once this is done, trim again to make them look clear and even.

Step 5

Grab a small comb and brush the threads gently and thoroughly to separate them and give them a brushed look.

Step 6

Repeat the whole process on the second part of your earrings.

DΙΥ macramé earrings are quite a fashion. If you go for a walk, you will definitely notice one lady wear them! 

Easy DIY earrings are a fantastic way to earn some extra cash. People look for cheap accessories to buy, and usually, they can not find them. Do some practice and then create your own website and upload all your beautiful crafts. Create a display for your earrings and give a professional style to your business. Usually, a white clay dish can work as the best display. Find techniques that are easy and build many crafts. Nowadays, handmade crafts sell like crazy, as people look for quality, resilient and beautiful products. 

Why don’t you try it?

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