These DIY leather diffuser earrings are stylish, fun, and super-easy to make. Plus, you can diffuse your favorite essential oils on them—hello, unlimited aromatherapy options!
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Leather earrings are all the rage right now (thank you, Joanna Gaines), and the good news is it’s easy and affordable to make them yourself. DIY leather earrings can also be used as an essential oil diffuser jewelry, perfect for taking your favorite scent on the go.
Plus, they make great DIY gifts and fun activities for a girls’ night in. Once you get started making these easy DIY teardrop leather earrings, you might not be able to stop!
Easy and Trendy DIY Leather Earrings
I wish I’d known how easy it was to make these stylish, on-trend leather teardrop earrings. I’d have started much sooner! They’re so fun to wear, you can make them medium-sized or large and make a statement. They make fantastic DIY gifts for Mother’s Day or end-of-year gifts for teachers. Or… how about a Make & Take night with friends? Since they’re easy and affordable, they would be a fun craft night idea!
Perhaps my favorite part, though, is you can add a drop of your favorite essential oil on the back and they’ll work as on-the-go diffuser jewelry.
I thought you needed a special machine to cut the leather, but turns out you can either order a bunch of pre-cut pieces on Etsy in pretty much any color you’d like or cut them yourself using a teardrop pattern cut from paper, leather scissors, and leather pieces and scraps from the craft store. You can even purchase an entire kit for making leather earrings for under $15!
Honestly, you can whip up a pair in just a few minutes and for just a few dollars!
Tools and Supplies
Here is everything you need to have with you in order to make some cute leather teardrop earrings. I even included links so now all you have to do is click, buy, and you are ready to craft!
- Leather Teardrops: (order on Etsy or cut your own using leather scissors , a teardrop template cut from paper and leather scraps– often you can find these in bags at the craft store) NOTE: if you want to use them with essential oils, make sure they have a rough/ suede type texture on the back to absorb the oil.
- Earring Hooks
- Jump Rings
- Leather Punch: make sure it has a small hole. Or you can use a leather awl, large sewing needles or a thumbtack
- Hammer or Mallet: You only need this if you are using a leather punch
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Something To Protect Your Table: Cutting board or craft cutting mat to protect surface
here’s the leather punch set I used, it worked perfectly
Leather Diffuser Earrings Steps
Follow these steps to make leather teardrop earrings that can double as wearable essential oil diffuser jewelry.
1. Prepare Leather Teardrop Pieces
First, you’ll need the leather teardrops. I ordered mine on Etsy, but you can use leather scraps from the craft store or Amazon and do it yourself. You’ll need a great pair of scissors (preferably leather scissors) to make clean cuts.
Print out a teardrop shape in your desired size, trace onto the back of the leather piece in two spots, and cut out. Stack on top of one another to make sure they are even, and trim if needed (you don’t want lopsided earrings!)
2. Make The Jump Rings Holes
Next, make the hole for your jump rings by marking the ideal spot at the top of the teardrop with a pen. Then, place your leather piece on top of a protected surface such as a cutting board or craft mat. Place the leather punch over the mark on the earring piece and tap on the back of the punch with the hammer until it goes through the leather.
Repeat with the other piece of leather. You can also do this with a thick sewing needle or thumbtack if you don’t have a leather punch.
3. Insert The Jump Ring Into The Leather
Using your jewelry pliers, open the jump ring straight out, place it through the leather hole, and also through the ring at the bottom of the earring hook. Close the ring completely.
This step might take a bit of dexterity and practice, but it gets easier the more you do it.
4. Insert Earring Hooks
Now insert the earring hooks onto the jump hooks. They should look like earrings at this point!
5. Add Essential Oils to Make Diffuser Earrings!
If you’d like to take a scent on the go, add a drop of essential oil on the back where the leather is rough. I love Valor for supporting feelings of confidence, Lavender for calming my nerves, and Manuka for a light, floral scent.
DONE! Now go rock your earrings!
How to Make DIY Leather Diffuser Earrings (VIDEO)
Now, the only question is… which pair? And which oil to use? The possibilities are endless!
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