DIY Holiday Earrings That Add Kitschy Cheer to Any Seasonal Outfit

Don't stop at decorating the house—make your outfit merry and bright with these DIY holiday earrings that double as a nostalgic gift.

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The holiday season isn't just about decorating your home—it's also about adorning yourself in cheery seasonal garb! Festive jewelry provides a unique, eye-catching way to dress up any holiday outfit, whether you're heading out to a winter bash or quietly decking the halls at home.

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To get you started on your holiday jewelry journey, we'll introduce you to three DIY Christmas earring designs: Mini Gift Bows, Christmas Wreaths and Pom Pom Christmas Trees. Each pair is kitschy, nostalgic and perfectly suited to dress up classy outfits and ugly Christmas sweaters alike.

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What's more? These DIY jewelry pieces double as utterly original gifts. Pack a set of earrings in a mesh drawstring bag or tuck them into a stocking on Christmas morning. You could even pair the jewelry with a coordinating Christmas tree ornament for the ultimate seasonal gift.

Whether you're making holiday jewelry for yourself or for loved ones, these wearable Christmas crafts are sure to be a hit. Deck the halls—and your earlobes!

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Idea 1: Mini Gift Bow Earrings

Things You'll Need

  • 2 mini gift bows

  • Super glue or E6000

  • 2 earring posts (8 or 10 mm)

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Tip

You can buy tiny gift bows, sometimes called confetti gift bows, in the scrapbook section or gift wrapping section of some craft stores. They’re also available on Etsy.

How to make Mini Gift Bow Earrings:

1. Glue earring posts to gift bows

This tutorial is perfect for beginners. All you need to do is glue the earring posts to the back of the bows.

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Once the glue has dried, your homemade Christmas earrings are ready to wear! It's that easy—and these earrings will make an adorable conversation piece.

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Tip

To switch things up, try wearing a red bow with a green one for a fun “mix and match” look.

Idea 2: Christmas Wreath Earrings

Things You'll Need

  • 2 dollhouse Christmas wreaths

  • 2 small, flat charms

  • E6000 or super glue

  • Round-nose jewelry pliers

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Tip

In general, mini wreaths can be found in the scrapbook aisle or dollhouse section of craft stores, so don't spend too much time scouring the holiday decor aisles!

How to make Christmas Wreath Earrings:

1. Add charms to wreaths

Glue a flat charm to the back of each wreath. This will let you transform the mini wreaths into pendants.

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2. Hang wreaths on ear wires

Using the nose pliers, open up the loop of each earring hook. Add the charm portion to the loop and then bend it back to close.

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And just like that, you have a set of cute Christmas earrings. Just imagine how well these dangly delights would "pop" against a simple black turtleneck sweater!

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Idea 3: Pom Pom Christmas Tree Earrings

Things You'll Need

  • Green craft foam

  • Mini green pom poms

  • Mini jingle bells

  • 2 mini star iron patches

  • 2 flat charms

  • 2 earring hooks

  • E6000 or super glue

  • Hot glue gun

  • Round-nose jewelry pliers

  • Scissors

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Tip

If you can’t find mini star patches, you can use foam stars instead. Another option is to make stars using yellow polymer clay and a small star cookie cutter.

How to make Pom Pom Christmas Tree Earrings:

1. Make a pom pom Christmas tree design

Using hot glue, adhere the pom poms to the green craft foam, creating a triangle shape. Keep the pom poms close together to avoid any gaps.

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Cut the foam around the poms poms, leaving a small point on top.

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Hot glue a star appliqué on each point. Next, hot glue mini bells onto the pom poms to mimic the look of Christmas tree ornaments or Christmas lights.

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2. Add earring components

Using E6000 or super glue, adhere a flat charm to the back of each tree. Make sure the hole is positioned right above the star. This will let you turn the trees into dangle earrings.

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To finish your DIY Christmas tree earrings, open the loop of each earring hook using pliers. Add the tree to the loop and then bend it back to close.

Your homemade holiday earrings are ready to wear! You (or your recipient) will light up the office holiday party like a Christmas tree—and garner compliments to boot.

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Don't let your home decor get all the glitter and glory this season. With our simple and nostalgic DIY holiday earrings, even the most mundane outfit will soon be merry and bright!

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