DIY Leather “Feather” Earrings

Hi friends! Daniela here, from Put A Bird On It. I’m back, for another round of Fashion DIY. I just LOVE this project – it is really easy and the best part? Really cheap! I recently discovered a local leather store that sells scrap leather for waaaaaaay cheap. I bought a GINORMOUS pile of scrap leather for less than $10. Which is awesome, because you get SO many projects out of all those random scraps. Fabric stores will also sell scrap leather – it’s pretty easy to find! My fave project I’ve made with it is theseĀ DIY Leather “Feather” Earrings!


DIY Leather Feather Earrings

Here’s the skinny on making your own pair of leather feather earrings.


  • Scrap Leather, in color of choice
  • Scissors
  • Jump Rings x2
  • Fish Hook Earring Findings x2
  • Needlenose Pliers (optional)
  • X-Acto Knife (optional)

DIY Leather Feather Earrings

The Fun Part:

Cut 2 feather shapes out of your scrap leather. You can make them any size you want! Mine were about 3-1/2″ long.

DIY Leather Feather Earrings

Cut slits along each curved side of your feather. I cut mine fairly close together and end halfway to the middle of the feather. This is where you can customize your feathers to look however you want. I’ll cut some of those slits in half again and “pull out” chunks, so it looks more like a frayed feather would look like. It’s fun, because it’s up to you to make it unique and how you want it! {you can see in the second photo below, how some chunks are cut out of mine – I’ll finish, put them on, and look at them in the mirror to see if I like it and sometimes go back and fringe it more or cut more out!}

DIY Leather Feather Earrings

Poke a hole near the top of the feather. I use an X-Acto knife, but a thick needle or clothespin works, too. Use your pliers to open your jump ring and hook it through the hole you made. Hook the open jump ring through the bottom circle of the fish hook earring finding, and use your pliers again to close the jump ring.

DIY Leather Feather Earrings

That’s it! You’re done! You have super cute leather earrings that didn’t cost you a fortuneĀ and are adorable.

DIY Leather Feather Earrings

DIY Leather Feather Earrings

Do you have a favorite project to make with leather or a favorite jewelry DIY? I’m loving thinking up new ways to use my scrap leather. Thanks for having me! See you next month!


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    Where do you GET YOUR LEATHER?


      Just at the fabric store! JOANN has a lot!


    Very cute! I usually shy away from DIY jewelry but this I think I can manage!!

      Daniela Walsh

      Thanks, Sara! I don’t make too many jewelry projects, either, because it seems like you always need a lot of supplies, but these are so easy and you only need a few things to make them. Take care! xo Daniela


    adorable! love them xo

      Daniela Walsh

      So glad you like them. I wear them all the time! :) xo