Use your Cricut to make these trendy these faux leather earrings—sweet snowflakes that are perfect for the holidays (without being obnoxious!). An easy Christmas jewelry project.
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Is it just me, or is most holiday jewelry kind of obnoxious? Bright strings of Christmas lights around your neck, dangling happy snowmen from your ears. It’s just not how I roll. This year I decided to try for a slightly less flashy by making these simple snowflake faux leather earrings using my Cricut Maker!
These snowflake earrings come together in less than 10 minutes, making it perfect for Craft Lightning! Head over to Angie’s blog for more super quick crafting ideas for the holidays.
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I love working with Cricut’s faux leather to make jewelry—it doesn’t weigh anything and it cuts beautifully. I suggest using Cricut’s Strong Grip mat when cutting faux leather so that it won’t shift while the machine cuts. Cricut’s faux suede is also a beautiful and lightweight choice!
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Snowflake Leather Earrings Supplies
- Faux Leather
- Fishhook Earring Findings
- Poker (you can use many things for this — such as a needle or pushpin)
- Needle-nose pliers
- SVG Download
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Snowflake Leather Earrings Directions
Ready to make one of the easiest projects ever? Cut out the downloaded file on your Cricut. I used silver faux pebbled leather and the purple strong grip mat and it worked really well. Using your poker, make a small hole at the top of the teardrop shape. It should be about 1/16″ from the top — pretty darn close to the edge!
Use your needle-nose pliers to work open the ring at the bottom of the fishhook earring. Slide the teardrop onto the earring using the hole you just poked, and clamp the ring back in place.
They are ready to wear! I spent less than ten minutes designing, cutting, and assembling these earrings. And since I did the design work for you, you just have to cut and make!
Super easy! Hope you’ve enjoyed this easy Christmas craft!
Comments & Reviews
I love holiday earrings!
Terri Drummond says
I love these earrings! Can I make the tear drop earrings too?
Angie Holden says
These are gorgeous…as always!
Nancy Rucker says
Thank you for the nice design. I am trying to figure out how to assemble them my design space cut 3 shapes, one that’s plain and two with snowflakes cut out, am I missing something? Please let me know if I need to re-download this design, it looks like it needs another piece. Thanks for helping me out, I love them.
Lindsay H says
Would this work on an explore air 2? Or only maker?
Cori George says
The Explore Air 2 will cut these! Make sure to use a strong-grip mat.
I can’t seem to be able to find the actual files to download… Can anyone direct me??
Cori George says
Hi Kaley, there’s a form right below the supply list to download the files. It’s says “DOWNLOAD THE SNOWFLAKE EARRINGS HERE!” at the top. Thanks!
Where does everyone buy leather sheets from? I know you can buy from the cricut site, but anywhere else?
Liz Hodge says
Hi Cori! I used the strong grip mat but it still shifted. I also used the Explore Air 2 recommended setting of Faux Leather. I did a one inch version so I wouldn’t waste the faux leather.
Hi! I would love to make something similar to this and am curious what type of blade you used for these. Did you use a deep cut blade or a rotary blade or what? Thanks so much.
Cori George says
I used the regular blade on the “faux leather” setting and the purple mat to make these :)
will these work with the scan n cut machine?
Cori George says
Hi Carolyn — they should! I believe a Scan N Cut can cut an SVG or DXF, both of which are in the download. Let me know if it works!
I downloaded this file as well as your Spider Web file and saved to my computed. When I unzip and try to insert the SVG file into Design Space it (Design Space) shuts down. What am I doing wrong?
Tarissa, HLMS Reader Support says
Hi there! I’m sorry to hear you’re having troubles…that can be frustrating! I would first make sure that you have the latest Design Space plugin installed. You can check this in your settings. If you continue to have problems, try inserting another file and if that works just fine, then it might be the specific SVG file you’re attempting. In that case, try downloading it again. Hope that helps! :)
I am having a hard time getting these to cut out properly I have used my makee with both blades and on multiple settings and I cant get them to turn out any suggestions on what I may be doing wrong ?
Amber Ball says
Do you put anything on the back of the faux leather when you are finished or do you leave it as is? Just curious since the back of my faux leather just white and fuzzy.
Liz, HLMS Reader Support says
Hi Amber – I generally leave the back of the faux leather fuzzy unless I’m making a project that is be seen from both sides – then to fix that, I cut a mirror image of that same artwork I just cut and glue them together :)
Liz, HLMS Reader Support
Lea-Anne Casey says
HI! Thanks for sharing, these are super cute! I just cut mine out and it didn’t cut a hole at the top to put my earring hook through. Did I do something wrong? Thanks!
Hello, Can this file be cut with Quckutz Silhouette Machine? If yes, what blade would you recommend? Hoping to teach how to make these earring to my special need daughter. Thank you gor sharing.
I am trying to use this with my Silhouette Cameo 3. Is this possible? I saw in another comment that there should be a .dfx file but I did not get that. Is there a way that I can convert it myself?
Karen Clark says
I have a Silhouette Cameo and am having trouble downloading and opening this file. When I go to merge the file to my Sil Studio, it will not open. I LOVE these and would enjoy wearing them to my upcoming holiday parties. Any suggestions?
Love These My Sister In law gave me some Love Love Love
Kate Dean says
Thank you for the amazing patterns!! I am having the same issue as some of the other readers, as I am only able to download the SVG file. How can I get the DFX file as I am unable to open SVG with my Silhouette Studio. Thank you again so much!
marsha miller says
I am looking for the site for the faux leather from Amazon.
Amy Motroni says
These are for a pair of do-it-yourself earrings. Not sure if you could find similar ones on Amazon or not.
Amy, HLMS Reader Support
NIna melissa says
could not download the file it was web based only is there a way you can help on how i can download