Don’t you love these pretty St. Patrick’s Day DIY Shamrock Earrings made with the Cricut Maker? Check out this simple tutorial to make your own!
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The thing I love most about the Cricut is that it makes me look skilled in things I know nothing about. For instance…I have only made one piece of jewelry in my life before I made these St. Patrick’s Day DIY Shamrock Earrings. I love that I can create custom earrings with the Cricut Maker, and my Faux leather bracelet will totally match these!
Now, you’ll need the Cricut Maker to use the rotary blade and the knife blade. See that gold wheel on the top? That’s a good indicator that it’s made for the Maker. The rotary blade is included with the Maker, but you’ll need to purchase the knife blade separately.
I have a whole library of Cricut Machine tutorials and crafts, and a majority use the Maker becaues it’s so versatile and easy to use. If you’re new here, that’s a great place to start!
What you’ll need to make these St. Patrick’s Day DIY Shamrock Earrings
- Cricut Maker
- Earring Cricut Project
- Cricut Rotary Wheel (comes with the Maker)
- Cricut Knife Blade
- StrongGrip Mat
- FabricGrip Mat
- Weeder Tool
- Scraper Tool
- Cricut Leather
- Cricut Pebbled Faux Leather
- Earring Hooks
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- Open the Earring Cricut Project and either click MAKE IT or CUSTOMIZE it to make edits.
- Now click the green MAKE IT button at the top right corner, then CONTINUE.
- Once you’re at the cut page, choose your material, then the Load tools and mat prompt will appear.
- Change out your cutting tool for the Knife Blade in Clamp B (teeth facing toward the machine) for the Leather.
- Place the leather FACE DOWN on a StrongGrip Mat, then load the mat into the Cricut and press the flashing CUT button.
- After the scoring is finished, change back your cutting tool to the Rotary Wheel for the Faux leather.
- Also, place the faux leather FACE DOWN, but on the FabricGrip Mat, then load it into the Cricut and press the flashing CUT button.
- Remove the items from the mat with the Scraper Tool, and be careful with those small fringes.
- Poke a hole through that top circle with the Weeder Tool until you can fit the Earring Hooks through the hole.
- If you need to, you may need to bend the end of the hook a little bit with pliers to make them fit, then close them up again after you loop it through the hole you made in the earring.
- Glue the shamrock to the front of the earring with Adhesive, then let dry and start wearing those cute earrings!
I’m always pretty shocked at how easy the Cricut Maker is for crafting projects like this. I always expect to spend hours on a project and this one took me about 30 minutes. You could also switch out those shamrocks with hearts for Valentine’s Day, keep them green for Christmas…really, you can use the base design for numerous projects!
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