There are a lot of instructions for making earrings from leather, but I wanted a material that was a bit easier to work with and, to be honest, cheaper for all the mess-ups I was guaranteed to make.
I decided to try using some craft foam sheets and make a very simple pair to begin with, but I'm excited to make some more pairs in different shapes and patterns.
- Soft foam sheet (I found mine at Michael's...in the kid's crafts aisle)
- Mod podge
- Acrylic paint
- Sewing needle (or really anything else that could poke a hole in the foam for the earring backs)
- 2 earring backs
- Draw the desired earring shape onto the foam. I traced an old earring that I liked to make it the size I wanted. Cut out one earring and then trace it to create a matching earring.
- Coat both cut earrings with a layer of Mod Podge -- this seals the foam and prevents it from soaking up all the paint. Once dry, paint the earrings in whatever color and pattern you want.
- Poke a hole in each earring and thread the earring backs into the earrings. Enjoy!