Monday, June 12, 2017

How to Make Faux Leather Earrings With Cricut

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It is no secret that I love fashion and jewelry! I have recently been using my Cricut to make earrings, necklaces, and decorative tassels using faux leather. It is so fun and addictive and you can easily make ready-made projects, like these faux leather earrings in the Cricut Design Space™ or design your own using the software!

Today I am going to show you how I made two pair of faux leather earrings using the Cricut Design Space™. One is a "Make It Now" project and the other I created using the Shapes.

The great thing about the Cricut Design Space™ is that it is so easy to use. Most of the features are intuitive, allowing you to whip up a project in minutes. You can also get creative and customize a Make It Now project or design your own from scratch.


Cricut Explore® machine
Cricut Design Space™ software
12 in x 12 in StrongGrip Cricut® mat
Cricut® Faux Leather (I used Peacock)
Earring hardware

Creating a Make It Now Project:

Open up the Cricut Design Space™ and sign in. You can browse the projects or narrow down your search with the filter. I searched on Fashion since I knew I wanted to make a pair of earrings and decided on a cutout leaf pair.

Click on the Make It Now button in the bottom right corner. Set the dial on the machine to Custom and select Cricut Faux Leather from the list on the screen in Design Space.

Cut out a piece of faux leather to fit the earrings and place it on the strong grip mat. I have tried the faux leather on the medium grip mat and it shifted and messed up the cut, so I definitely recommend using the strongest grip.

After you have cut the earrings out, weed them from the mat, and attach the earring hardware using pliers.

Creating a Custom Pair of Earrings: 

Open up the Cricut Design Space™ and click on Create New Project. I am making a layered circle design, so I used the Insert Shapes option to add 4 circles of two different sizes. You can use the handles on the bottom right side of the box around the shape to size the earrings.

Follow the instructions above for cutting the faux leather and finishing the earrings.

Have you made your own, custom project using the Design Space? If so, let me know in the comments what you made!

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You may also like the DIY Barrettes and Pendant I made with faux leather!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.


  1. This is something I would LOVE to try!! I need to pin this to remind me to try it later!


  2. Is that the back of the leather that stays attached to the mat?

    1. Yes, When you "weed" the design, the parts you do not need stick to the mat and you can pull them off later.

  3. Can you tell me which blade is used to cut the leather and faux leather? I just got mine and haven’t set it up yet. I haven’t been able to find anywhere that says what blade should be used.

    1. Hi Lisa,
      I have just used the blade that comes in the machine. I have had it for about a year and a half and have not had to change it yet.


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