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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Aww, thank you so much Amelia! I agree :)
What kinda glue did you use and thanks for posting this i
Stephanie Gerber says
I used tacky glue – it’s my favorite! Inexpensive and holds really well!
Tara@Tales of a Trophy WIfe says
I’m soooo LOVING these earrings!!!! You look GREAT!!
Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!
I’m glad to hear that and thanks!
Carrie@ My Favorite says
Very cute! Thanks for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays party!
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.
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! :)
aw, thanks for everything!
Nicole@Show Off Friday Blog Hop says
What a lovely idea! It’s so simple but elegant. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing!
I loved you idea! Reminds me so much of the kind of camp items I used to do all summer when I was a kid.
Seaweed & Raine says
Cute idea to meet fashions whims – bespoke colours make them even better! :)
Oh these are the cutest Stephanie!
So glad you like them, Alexa! Let me know if you try!
Very cute Steph! Branching into earrings now huh? :) Now that you live here, I will be expecting the castoffs :)
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!
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!
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! :)
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!
I think I’m detailed for the craft-impaired like myself! :) Hope things are going well as you get ready for the big move!!