I am slowly learning that there are a million and one things you can do with a Cricut Explore Air 2 machine. One of those things I have recently learned is how to make these amazing leather earrings. They are so fun and in style. I wore them for days before anyone knew that I had made them. Here is how I (and you) can create some stylish DIY faux leather earrings.
What you need:
Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine
Cricut Strong grip Map
Faux leather (Cricut sales this in many colors, but I started with some simple pieces from Walmart)
Cricut Transfer paper
Needle nose pliers
Fish hook earring hooks
Once you have the shape and size set on in Cricut Design Space it's time to cut. (I just googled, saved and uploaded the shapes I wanted.)
1. Cut the size of leather you need and back it to the same size transfer paper. Make sure to lay the fabric down leather and transfer paper side down onto the mat.
2. Once the design has been cut out- make sure you poke a hole in the top of the fabric. (I use the slice tool in design space to cut the whole into the fabric already.)
3. Using the needle nose pliers attach the fish hook earring to the leather piece.
There you have it! A fab pair of earrings.
Here is a video that I used the first time I ever made a pair of these earrings.
I love these earrings and can't wait to make more! I would love to hear from you. Let me know what you think of the earrings or if you have made some on your own.
I am so excited about my new toy! I got a Cricut Explore Air 2 machine for Christmas and I absolutely love it. It's been a week and I have only scratched the surface with what I can do with this machine. Thank goodness for Pinterest, Youtube, and friends that already have a Cricut. I have learned a lot from all of them.
I am in no way an expert on this machine but I am going to share some of the videos and pins that have helped me get started as well as I some of the items I have worked on.
Here are just a few of the projects I have been working on. Remember that I have only had my machine a week and I am still learning the simple techniques and tricks to create some fun projects.
I have found so many great ideas, images, hacks and how to sites from Pinterest. Here are just a few of my favorites.
This is a youtube channel I found that has been super helpful getting me started. Auntietay is very knowledgeable about the Cricut and every Monday is Cricut Monday where she shares some tutorials or ideas that will get you inspired to be creative. As a bonus she has Cricut coupon codes that can help you get started for less!
I just recently found Tanner Bell's channel. He's got a website makersgonnalearn.com that holds tons of information about the Cricut and Easy Press. He does tutorials and reviews and has a wealth of information about all things Cricut and crafting.
Be sure to drop back in to see what new projects I've tried and are planning to work on!
If you have any tips, tricks or ideas please leave me a comment. I'd love to try them all!!!