2 Easy Ways to Make Cute Resin Leaf Earrings at Home

Holly Grace
by Holly Grace
10 Materials
1 Hour

I recently saw that resin leaf earrings had become a huge trend, and I decided to try this out for myself. Watch how I make these stunning, natural DIY leaf earrings from this beautiful shrub that I have in my backyard. The process is pretty simple, and the results are exquisite!

Tools and materials:

  • Leaves
  • Earring hooks
  • Jump rings (large and small)
  • Resin
  • Foam block
  • Gold leafing
  • Pliers
  • Sponge brush
  • Paper
  • Gloves
Selecting leaves for the DIY resin earrings

1. Pick your leaves

So, I grabbed two-sized leaves for this project. Remember to try to find two of the same sizes for each set that you’re making. 

Trimming the stems from the leaves

2. Prep the leaves

Trim off the stems.

Pushing a needle through the leaf

Now, take a needle and push it through the bottom of the leaf. This hole will be for the jump ring. 

Jump rings and pliers

Attaching the jump rings to the leaves

3. Add the jump ring

Now, open your large jump ring with your jewelry pliers and insert it through the hole. Be careful; the leaf is super delicate and may tear. Repeat the process on your other leaf and close the jump rings. 

Mixing resin in a small container

4. Mix your resin

Start mixing your resin following the manufacturer’s directions. Remember to wear gloves! 

How to make resin leaf earrings

5. Add the resin

Now, take a foam applicator brush and apply a thin layer of resin onto your leaves. Don’t cake it on otherwise, it will look bulky. 

How do you make resin jewelry with leaves?

6. Add gold leaf

Using pliers, place little bits of the gold leafing onto your leaves. Be sure to add gold to both sides of the earrings. 

Attaching jump rings to the resin earrings

7. Add the fastenings

Now, place your second, smaller jump ring through the first and close it up. 

Attaching hook fastenings to the earrings

Attach the hook earring. Then, let the resin dry for 24 hours before wearing your earrings. 

Pushing a stud through the leaf

DIY leaf earrings with studs

Bonus: Sparkly stud design

Alternatively, you can take a pair of inexpensive studs and poke them through the top part of the leaves. Then, add your resin with a sponge brush and wait for it to dry! Be sure to attach the studs to a foam block, so it keeps the earrings stable. 

Dangly resin leaf earrings

Stud resin leaf earrings

Resin leaf earrings tutorial

My resin earrings are complete! So, there you have it, you now know how to make resin leaf earrings. Go wild and create resin leaf earrings from just about any leaf you can find; the creative side is what makes them so unique. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Suggested materials:
  • Leaves
  • Earring hooks
  • Jump rings (large and small)
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