Pumpkin Cricut Halloween Earrings

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DIY Cricut Halloween Earrings

I admit it, I’m crazy about Halloween crafting! I love making all the Halloween earrings with my Cricut! Even though I have a popular Halloween Earrings SVG bundle in my shop, I can’t stop from creating even more Halloween Earring SVG designs. This one is really fun and easy to make, so I can’t wait to share it with you.

I’ve designed this cute Halloween Jack O’Lantern and Witch Hat earrings to be made from faux leather and heat transfer vinyl.

You can cut faux leather with a Cricut Maker or Maker 3, or Cricut Explore Air 2 or Explore 3, or even the Cricut Joy! I’ll walk you through how to make these fun DIY Halloween earrings with your Cricut step by step.

I’ll also show you two different earring hook options to try – one more traditional, and the other, trendy and stylish.

If you’d rather watch a video for this project, click here.

So if you’re ready to try making these Cricut Halloween earrings with faux leather and heat transfer vinyl, let’s get started!

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  • A Cricut cutting machine (or another cutting machine of your choice). I used the Cricut Maker, but you can use the Cricut Maker 3, the Explore Air 2 or Explore 3, or the Cricut Joy.

How to Make Cricut Halloween Pumpkin Earrings

STEP 1 – Get the Free Halloween Earring Template

Download the free Halloween pumpkin earring template (Design #187) from my free resource library. You can get the password by filling out the form above.

STEP 2 – Upload The Halloween Earring Template to Cricut Design Space

Save the zipped folder that downloads to your computer. You’ll need to unzip or extract the files FIRST so you can upload them to Cricut Design Space.

uploading design to Cricut Design Space

After you’ve uploaded the Halloween pumpkin earrings SVG file onto the canvas, you will see in the Layers panel that this design has four different layers.

Halloween pumpkin earrings on canvas in Design Space

The black layer will cut from black faux leather.

The orange, purple, and gold layers will cut from glitter heat transfer vinyl. You could also substitute solid colored HTV if you prefer.

If the earrings upload much larger than they should (which happens sometimes for some reason in Cricut Design Space), resize them to the measurements shown in the photo above.

Then click on the green “Make It” button.

STEP 3 – Prepare to Cut Earring Shapes from Faux Leather in Cricut Design Space

The mat preview screen will show all the cutting mats separated by color on the left hand side. It is not necessary to mirror the mats for this project.

I will cut the black faux leather mat first.

black faux leather purple cutting mat

Click on the black mat and make a note of the size material the shapes will need to cut from (in this case, about 3 inches tall and about 3 inches wide).

Click the “Continue” button.

Note: Cricut Explore Air 2 users will need to turn the dial to “Custom” before choosing Faux Leather (Paper Thin).

Note: Cricut Joy users should check out my tutorial on How to Make Earrings with the Cricut Joy with more specific instructions for Joy users.

On the Material Selection screen, choose Faux Leather (Paper Thin) as the material setting. If you don’t have this material setting as a favorite, click “Browse All Materials” to search for it and select it. Then select “More” from the Pressure dropdown menu.

faux leather paper thin setting in Cricut Design Space

Cut a piece of faux leather just slightly bigger than the size you noted in the mat preview screen. Cutting the faux leather down to size helps you get a better cut because it stays in place better on the cutting mat than a large piece does.

STEP 4 – Pressing a Back on the Faux Leather Before Cutting (Optional)

Optional: You can press heat transfer vinyl onto the back of the faux leather before cutting the shapes, if desired.

Adding a back to the faux leather gives your earrings more stiffness (which helps keep them from curling) and also adds some interest and a professional look.

To do this, cut a piece of foil or solid heat transfer vinyl the same size as the faux leather piece you’ve already cut.

faux leather with HTV on back

Place the faux leather and heat transfer vinyl back to back on a heat pressing pad, iron on side up. Cover with a Teflon sheet or piece of parchment paper.

Using an Easy Press Mini on Low or an Easy Press set to about 265 degrees, press the HTV to the back of the faux leather. Press for about 5-10 seconds.

pressing HTV to back of faux leather earrings

Carefully peel away the clear cover sheet from the iron on. Cover with the Teflon sheet once more and press again for a few seconds.

STEP 5 – Making Faux Leather Cuts

Place the trimmed piece of faux leather “pretty side” down on a purple mat and press it down all over with your fingers. Then tape the faux leather down on all sides with blue painter’s tape.

Load the mat into the Cricut by lining up the mat with the guides and pressing the double arrows button. The machine will pull the mat into the machine.

Note: Make sure the Cricut’s star wheels are off to the side before starting the cut so they don’t leave indentations in the faux leather.

moving star wheels to side for faux leather earrings

Press the C button to begin the cut.

After the cut is complete and before unloading the mat, use a weeding tool to carefully lift the edge of the faux leather shape to see if the cut was complete.

If not, press the C button again to repeat the cut.

cutting Halloween earrings with a Cricut

Unload the mat and remove the faux leather pumpkin earring shapes. You can trim any stray fuzz from the faux leather backing with small curved scissors.

cut pumpkin earrings

STEP 6 – Cut Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl Shapes

Return to Cricut Design Space to cut the glitter heat transfer vinyl mats.

I like to use the Glitter Vinyl setting with “Default” pressure and then repeat the cut once if necessary.

glitter heat transfer vinyl settings in Cricut Design Space

Place the glitter heat transfer vinyl for the first mat shiny side down on a green standard grip cutting mat.

Load the green mat into the Cricut and press the C button to begin the cut. When the cut is complete, unload the mat and remove the cut glitter vinyl.

Weed away the excess heat transfer vinyl and cut the pumpkin earring shapes circles.

Repeat for the other two colors of glitter heat transfer vinyl and set aside.

STEP 7 – Press The Glitter HTV to the Faux Leather Earrings

Once the glitter HTV shapes are weeded, it’s time to press them into place.

vinyl layers to be pressed on faux leather pumpkin earrings

Place the pumpkin vinyl layers on top of the faux leather shapes. Cover with a Teflon sheet or cover sheet.

Press for 10-15 seconds, allowing the glitter HTV to adhere properly to the faux leather backing. Then carefully peel away the glitter vinyl cover sheet. Repeat with the the hat band layer, and then the buckle layer.

pressed vinyl layers of pumpkin earrings

STEP 8 – Make The Earring Holes

If the Cricut didn’t cut the earring holes all the way through, use a 1/16″ hole punch or a sharp object to punch the earring holes.

punching holes in faux leather earrings

STEP 9 – Attach the Traditional Earring Hooks

Now it’s time to assemble your earrings!

I’ll show you two options. The first is using traditional earring hooks.

You’ll need small jump rings, earring hooks, and two pairs of flat nose pliers.

To connect the earring hooks to the pumpkin earrings, you’ll first need to turn the bottom loop on the fishhook sideways so your earrings will hang correctly.

You’ll do this using one pair of flat nose pliers. While holding the hook firmly between two fingers, grip the entire earring loop between the pliers and twist your wrist 90 degrees. Repeat with the second earring hook.

twisting earring hook loops 90 degrees

For more step by step directions on attaching earring hooks, be sure to visit my post on how to make faux leather earrings hang straight.

Now use flat nose pliers to open the jump ring. I like to use two pliers, one in each hand. Grip each side of the jump ring with a pair of pliers, making sure the opening in the jump ring is facing up (the twelve o’clock position).

Rotate one wrist forwards or backwards, so the jump ring creates an opening but doesn’t bend out of it’s circle shape.

When the jump ring is open, slide the pumpkin earring onto the jump ring. Then slide the earring hook onto the jump ring and close the jump ring again.

using pliers to attach earring hooks

Pay attention to which side is the front of your earring as you do this to be sure your earring and hook are both facing the right direction.

STEP 10 – Attach the Stud Earring Posts

Another option is to attach a stainless steel stud earring post to the Halloween earrings.

These are popular earring posts now and can easily be customized by gluing in a colorful Druzy cabochon.

Be sure to check the links in the materials section for links to the exact stainless steel studs I purchased. They have the earring loop facing a very specific direction.

stainless steel bezel set stud

For this variation, first attach the faux leather pumpkin earring to the stud loop using a jump ring as described in Step 9.

Select your Druzy cabochon and test that the size fits in your stud earring post.

druzy cabochon studs

Then brush some Gorilla Glue super glue (the one with the Yellow Top) onto the stud post base and insert the cabochon.

gluing cabochon to stud earring base
stud earring post on pumpkin earrings

Repeat for the second earring.

That’s it! The Halloween earrings are finished!

DIY Cricut Halloween Earrings
DIY Cricut Halloween Earrings

Aren’t these Halloween Pumkpin & Witch Hat earrings cute? If you do make this project, I would love to see your finished earrings. Please share a photo of them in the comments, or tag me on Instagram: @amyromeucrafts

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  1. connie Strom says:

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  2. Judi E Corbin says:

    I love this design and I will definitely be using glitter. I love watching your tutorials. They are easy to understand.

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