project // 5-minute mix 'n' match earrings
For a time I found myself making lots of small and fast projects, while lately I've been making many more big, long, slow, complicated projects. Big embroidery and English paper piecing, and even some regular sewing can be like that. And although I do love the big, long, slow, complicated things, sometimes it's nice to work on an instant-gratification sort of craft.
So, in just five minutes you can make, a whole bunch of earring options. And even though I'm showing this with a leaf/feather shape, you could easily change this up.
My inspiration was this pair of leather earrings that I made years ago. They were also very quick and easy, and I still love them!
You will need:
1/16-inch Hole Punch or a Large Needle
5-Minute Earring Template
In the template there are two sizes of the leaf shape. From felt, cut two from each size in a few colors of felt that will mix and match well. Fall colors work great for this, but it's fun to add in some unexpected shades too!
This is the part that takes the longest. If you can cut felt shapes quickly, this project will take less than five minutes!
Use the hole punch or needle to make a hole at the top of each felt shape. You can usually go through two at one time.
Layer up two leaf shapes and slide them onto the earring hooks.
And since you've already prepared some more leaf shapes, you are ready to mix and match the colors! Only one set of hooks is needed, because it's just a matter of switching the felt pieces.
I'm really liking this combo.
You could also add some stitching to the felt, although that will take a little longer. This one reminds me of a peacock, so some extra details might be nice here. I can add that when I have more time on my hands.
In the meantime, you've got easy earrings that you can customize on the fly!