Make your own faux leather Mickey Mouse earrings just in time for your next Disney vacation!
Mickey Mouse jewelry is one of my favorite things. For our wedding anniversary one year Chris bought me a Mickey Mouse necklace and I have been wanting the earrings to match for the longest time. But honestly, with a toddler who is interested in any and all jewelry I typically don’t wear anything anymore.
Plus, I hate heavy earrings and having my ears hurt thirty minutes after I put them in. It’s just not worth it. So I typically only wear nice jewelry on special occasions.
But I’ve found that I can make my own and still look stylish (while saving my ears hours of pain in the process) if I just use faux leather from the Silhouette Store. And you guys, these homemade earrings actually look nice! Not like my faux wood earrings that fell apart days after I started wearing them (my fault, I used the wrong glue). Nope. These faux leather Mickey Mouse earrings look great and don’t fall apart!
I don’t know what it is about being pregnant but your body goes through some weird changes. Like, for me, I couldn’t stand earrings at all. I remember taking our maternity photos and wanting to rip the pair I had in out of my ears moments after I put them in. And they were studs!
Ever since then I rarely wear earrings. I just can’t deal with them in my ears. And long dangly earrings? Forget about it. But over Christmas I made faux suede Christmas tree earrings because I knew they’d be lightweight and I wanted to see if I could handle them. And I could! It was pretty exciting to be able to wear something in my ears without wanting to pull them out right away.
While I still don’t wear earrings daily, I do like to put them in every so often. And with a Disney trip coming up soon I thought a pair of Mickey earrings would go really well with this retro inspired Mickey shirt.
These faux leather earrings are:
- lightweight, and
- quick to make.
How to make your own faux leather Mickey Mouse earrings
+ Cut out the designs with your cutting machine.
+ Weed the design and then use a small sewing needle (or even your weeding tool <–that’s what I used) to make a small hole at the top of the tree.
+ Using your pliers, attach the fishhooks to your Mickey Mouse earrings.
And ta-da! You’re all ready to wear these super cute earrings to the parks.
I’m all about quick projects and these earrings took me less than 10 minutes. I’ve done a few before so it’s pretty easy to jump right back in and make more of them quickly! But I do have a few tips before you go off and make your own.
+ You may have to adjust your cut settings a bit for the leather. The first time I did this I only cut them twice and it was not a clean cut (you can kind of see what I’m talking about with the Christmas tree earrings). All I did this time was adjust my blade setting to a 7 and cut the design 4 times. It might’ve been overkill but I was able to get the cleanest cut I’ve ever gotten with the faux leather!
+ You can buy leather remnant bags at Hobby Lobby for $6 if you want different colors! I haven’t picked a bag up yet but it’s on my list!
+ I’ve found that earrings around 2 inches tall are the best size. Anything smaller is a pain in the butt to weed and you can’t really see the detail in the design if they’re small.