Fall is almost here and with that comes all the pretty little leaves falling! I personally love the look of autumn leaves as they just give off a painterly and picturesque look to nature. I decided to create some fall-themed wood veneer DIY leaf earrings that look like they are laser cut to prepare my wardrobe for the coming season. I’ll show you how I did it using simple materials – and give you a link to the template I created for mine as well! What are you waiting for? Let’s jump in and craft away!
- Adhesive-backed Wood Veneer (in cherry)
- Silhouette Cameo or Other Die-Cutter
- Earring Hooks
- Jump Rings
- Spray Paint
- Jewelry Pliers
- DIY Leaf Template
Step 1. Cut out your DIY leaf template using your Silhouette Cameo or other die-cutter on a piece of cardstock. I sized each leaf at 1.75″ but you can definitely make it bigger or smaller as you please. Cut around 8-10 pieces depending on how thick you want each earring to be.
Step 3. When your layered leaves are dry, spray paint them with your color of choice. I initially was going for gold, but I decided I would go for the oil-rubbed bronze spray paint instead to create a laser cut look. You don’t have to coat the whole thing, just make sure that your sides are fully covered and no cardstock color is showing.
Step 4. Cut out your template on wood veneer this time, making sure to mirror so you can cover the backside of the leaf as well. For a Silhouette Cameo cutter, I used the cardstock setting but increased the thickness to 33. You may want to experiment in a corner piece of your wood veneer before cutting everything out to make sure you are using the right settings for the job.
Display these pretty earrings even when you’re not wearing them with this DIY fall leaf polymer clay dish!
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Aki is an avid DIY-er, crafter and designer. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas. She has a passion for designing printed material as well, from free cards, wallpapers and party items. Follow her crafty adventures over at mintedstrawberry.blogspot.ca where she shares DIY tutorials and free printables.