Learn how to make decoupage earrings using wood circles, Mod Podge, and floral scrapbook paper! These are easy, even if you’ve never made jewelry before.
It’s been awhile since I’ve made a pair of decoupage earrings, or any piece of decoupage jewelry, actually. When I spotted these spring earrings from Maggie, I realized that I need something to do with the large amount of wood circles that I have in my stash.
And this wood craft would be perfect! I could make several pairs for myself and for my mom (Mother’s Day is coming!) in one fell swoop. They’re great as handmade gifts for anyone who loves jewelry. I like them even for teacher appreciation gifts.
These are so easy, and your favorite pretty papers are perfect for decoupaging. Learn how Maggie made them below!
Gather These Supplies
- Wood circles
- Mod Podge Gloss
- Scrapbook paper
- Craft knife – or a punch
- Jewelry findings – jump rings (7mm and 10mm) and 1″ earring hooks
- Jewelry pliers
- Drill with an 1/8″ bit
- Pencil or pen
Here are the findings that Maggie used, just for reference. If you’ve never used a jewelry tool before, it’s quite simple. The trick is to be gentle and slow when bending any metal piece so it doesn’t break.
Out of the wood circles, select the size that you want for your earrings. You can go smaller, larger, or do multiple sizes together.
Trace the circles onto the back of scrapbook paper. Then cut them out with your knife or scissors. Alternatively, if you have circle punches the correct size, you can use those. I find if I’m always making something of the same size, punches are nice.
Add Mod Podge to both the wood circle and the back of the paper. Place the paper down on the wood and smooth. Wipe away any Mod Podge that comes out the sides and let dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
Then apply a top coat. Let that dry.
If desired, repeat on both sides. I recommend that for longer earrings as they have more of a likelihood of spinning. Let your circles dry completely.
Drill holes into your wood circles toward the top edge. Use your jewelry tool to attach your jump rings and earring wires as shown.
The variety of options for customizing these Mod Podge earrings is – endless really! I’m tempted to dig through my paper collection and make about 1,000 pairs of earrings. How about you?
Project Courtesy of Smashed Peas and Carrots
You can see more DIY jewelry here, and also check out my favorite DIY earrings that you can also make:
Wednesday 15th of March 2023
What are you using to pick up the gems?
Tuesday 29th of November 2022
What kind of drill is used Where do you get it?
Tuesday 29th of November 2022
Hi Rebecca! Just a cordless, basic drill from Amazon. You'll look for a household drill. ALSO there are "hand drills" for smaller items if you don't want anything with battery or cord. They are great for small crafts like jewelry. You can also get from Amazon.
Wednesday 2nd of March 2022
How to make floral wooden circle earrings your link is bad