DIY Valentine Heart Costume Earrings
There’s nothing like coming in hot at the last minute.
Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, and I’m still over here crafting some heartfelt accessories to wear for the occasion.
This project is one of those where the ideas kept coming, and I got carried away.
It started innocent enough. I simply wanted to craft some heart-shaped earrings to go with the Valentine glasses hack from last week.
Next thing you know, I’ve got four sets of Valentine heart costume earrings, and if I had had more time, I probably would have kept going.
While these four projects are quick and easy, we don’t have time to waste, so let’s get started.
Pom Pom ~ DIY Valentine Heart Costume Earrings
First, determine if you want to add your poms in a specific order or if you want to go with random placement.
Next, gently poke the heart hoop through the center of your pom.
Continue adding poms onto the wire hoop until it is nearly full.
Leave the last inch free of poms so you can close the earring, then spread your poms evenly.
Looks Can Be Deceiving
This pair of earrings was more challenging to construct than anticipated, so let’s talk tips.
- First, the more dense the pom, the harder they are to string on the wire. Opt for a slightly larger pom.
- The thicker the earring wire, the harder it is to string on the poms, so thinner is better.
- If you have trouble due to the 90° angle of the wire, use a pair of jewelry pliers to straighten it gently. After you string your poms, bend the wire back to its original position.
This set took the most time to make, but I love how they coordinate with my Valentine glasses.
Vintage Paper ~ DIY Valentine Heart Costume Earrings
Remember making Valentine’s cards from paper doilies back in grade school?
We’re going back in time for this pair and crafting from paper.
We will need:
Cardstock – white and two colors of your choice
Scissors or a cutting machine – I’m using the Cricut Maker
Glue – today, I’m testing out Bearly Art Precision Glue (spoiler alert – this glue was awesome for this project)
Fish hook ear wires
We will also need the Valentine Hearts Doilies & Cupids cut files from the Haunted Library.
The file includes a ruffled heart, cutout heart, small heart, large heart, and two printable cupid hearts – one retro and one Victorian.
Choose from the SVG and Print Then Cut files for cutting machines and the PDF files for hand-cutting.
First, cut two of each in the following sizes:
Ruffled doily 3″ x 2.457″
Heart with cutouts doily 2.75″ x 2.252″
Next, print then cut two:
Cupid heart printable 1.75″ x 1.371″
Glue the heart with cutouts to the ruffled doily.
Next, center the cupid heart printable onto doily hearts and glue it into place.
Punch a small hole at the center of the top edge.
Slip a jump ring into the hole using care not to rip the cardstock.
Add the fish hook ear wire onto the jump ring and close.
Glitter Cardstock ~ DIY Valentine Heart Costume Earrings
As one who is always crafting, I have a plethora of scraps sitting around, and I like to use them whenever possible.
After making some paper Valentine’s party glasses, I decided not to let the heart cutouts from the lenses go to waste. Instead, I decided to turn them into some costume earrings.
If you aren’t making the glasses, you can use the heart template found in the Valentine Hearts Doilies & Cupids files to cut four hearts approximately 2″ square for this project.
We will need:
Cut four hearts from the glitter cardstock.
Use the alcohol ink marker to color the edges of the cardstock hearts. This step is optional but gives the project a more finished look.
Take two hearts and glue them together.
Repeat with the remaining two hearts.
Punch a small hole along the top edge.
Slip the heart onto a wire heart hoop. Repeat for the second heart.
Fast Felt ~ DIY Valentine Heart Costume Earrings
Punch a hole in the top center of a felt heart and insert the fish hook ear wire.
Honestly, it doesn’t get more simple than that.
Take It To The Next Level
You can wear any of these as is or take them to the next level with embellishments.
Add glitter, beads, poms, and trim for even more glitz and glam.
And that wraps up my 4 DIY earrings you can wear alone or with your favorite Valentine’s Day costume.
Which one is your favorite?
Until next time – keep creating.