Hoarding scraps of fabric? Well, it’s time to use them to create a fun scrap fabric earrings!

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Before I get to the scrap fabric earring tutorial, I’m participating in the June Bring on the Crafts Blog Hop. On the first Friday through Sunday of each month, a group of DIY and crafty bloggers join forces to create a fun craft or DIY project to share that follows a monthly materials theme. Together, with hosts Marie from The Inspiration Vault and Habiba from Craftify My Love, they share the #BringontheCrafts blog hop with you. June’s theme is Fabric! Each blogger chooses their own craft to make as long as they love it and it uses Fabric for the project.

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Erlene at My Pinterventures • Marie at DIY Adulation • Michele at Coastal Bohemian • Beverly at Across the Blvd • Gail at Purple Hues & Me

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Scrap Fabric Earrings

How to make Scrap Fabric Earrings. #earrings #jewelry #fabriccraft

Supplies:

  • 2 – 1/2″ wood stars
  • white paint
  • paint brush
  • 2 – jump rings
  • 2 – earring backs
  • 2 – 3/8″ wood beads in your color choice
  • 2- 5mm or 6mm gold beads
  • 2 – 2″ head pins
  • craft glue
  • awl & hammer
  • cotton fabric
  • scissors
  • round, flat nose, and cutting pliers
  • toothpick

How to:

Fabric strips for scrap fabric earrings

Cut two 5/8″ x 5.5″ fabric strips (cut smaller if you want the strips narrower). Make sure to cut the strips with the long edge on the selvage. Then, carefully pull out about 10 threads from each long side of the fabric strips. 

Not shown, paint the back and front of the wood stars white. Let dry.

dot fabric through bead

Fold the fabric strip in half and push the folded part through the wood bead with a toothpick. Take a head pin and push it through the top of the fold and add glue.

Fabric scrap in bead

Scrap fabric earring dry time

Pull the fabric and head pin back through the bead, so that it’s even with the top of the bead. Add a bit of glue to the top of the bead. Add a gold 5mm bead onto the head pin and push it against the wood bead. Let dry. 

Make a loop on the head pin wire. Here is a video that shows exactly how to make a loop with the head pin.

Adding a hole in wood star

Once the loop is made, use an awl and hammer to make a small hole in the wood star. Add jump ring into the hole and add bottom portion of the earring. Close the jump ring. 

Add earring posts to back of scrap fabric earrings

Add glue to the back of the stars and place the earring posts onto it. Let dry. 

Note: These can be made without the wood stars by attaching the bottom of the earrings to earring fish hooks.

Trimming scrap fabric earrings

To complete the earrings, cut the bottom fabric pieces diagonally to a length you like.

Fabric scrap earrings

Now, I’m all set for July 4th! 

I hope you enjoyed this scrap fabric earring tutorial. Now let’s see all of those amazing Craft and DIY Projects!

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4 Comments

  1. Erlene, these Earrings are perfect! I love the patriotic theme combined with the cuteness. Would have loved seeing you wearing them. Pinning to my DIY Jewelry and patriotic crafts Board.

  2. These are awesome! Such a cute accessory for summer plus I love that you used scrap fabric to make them. I have a storage box full of fabric scraps to use. This is a brilliant way to do so.

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