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23 DIY Earring Designs

By: Melissa Conner, Editor of

Why spend money on summer accessories when you can make your own?  With this collection of 23 DIY Earring Designs, you'll be ready to accessorize with amazing and stylish DIY earrings.  With styles to fit everyone's needs, this collection of free earring patterns will help you clean out your bead stash and turn those beads into lovely and artistic earrings for you and your friends to enjoy!  Keep them for yourself or give them as gifts for birthdays, Mother's Day, or just because!

We start off this awesome collection with beaded earring patterns.  Beads are some of the easiest things to use when it comes to making your own earrings.  We think you might love these Fairy Kiss Earrings, featured below.  Made with bright and bold beads, these DIY earrings are great for wearing all year round.

Yarn lovers can also use their crochet hook to make really unique summertime earrings with our collection of earring designs to crochet.  Fun projects like these Tatted Earrings are great for the summer and they can be made in all different kinds of colors!  Use up yarn scraps and create really fun jewelry with these cute crochet designs.

And as your cleaning out your craft stash looking for fun beads and yarn scraps to use for your earrings, be sure to grab all those leftover recycled items, too...because we have a great collection of earrings that you can make with leftover paper, hardware, bobby pins, book pages, and so much more.  These Summer Paper Bag Earrings, for example, are made with the handles of an old paper bag.  How fun and unique is that?

Finally, we also wanted to include some of our other favorite earring designs that were just too unique to fit into any of these other categories.  Use the directions to make them as you see in the photo, or let these earrings inspire you to create your own designs!  We think that this collection of earrings will really open up your eyes to look at all your beads and findings in a whole new way!

Get ready for great summer accessorizing with this awesome collection of 23 DIY Earring Designs!

DIY Earring Designs

23 DIY Earring Designs

Beaded Earring Patterns

Earring Designs to Crochet

Make Your Own Earrings with Recycled Items

Other Unique Free Earring Patterns


Beaded Earring Patterns

Beads are about the easiest thing to use when it comes to making your own earrings.  You can mix and match colors and styles to create really incredible designs, and there's no better way to play around with color this season than to add a big splash of color to your outfit with some big and bold earrings.  Easy enough for almost anyone to make, these earrings will not only make you look beautiful, but they'll help you save money, too!

Fairy Kiss Earrings

  1. Connect-the-Dots Beaded Earrings
  2. Fairy Kiss Earrings
  3. Chandelier Earrings
  4. Bohemian Hoop Earrings
  5. Milk and Honey Earrings
  6. Sweet as Cherry Pie Vintage Earrings
  7. Filigree Earrings
  8. Cluster Drop Earrings


Earring Designs to Crochet

The great thing about crocheting your own earrings is that it's a great way to use up leftover yarn scraps.  If you have a little bit of yarn left over from a project, you can easily turn it into beautiful crocheted hoop earrings or studs, both of which are great for year-round accessorizing.  This assortment of crocheted earrings is sure to inspire you to start looking at crochet in a whole new way!

Tatted Earrings

  1. Crochet Ribbon Earrings
  2. Black and White Crocheted Hoop Earrings
  3. Tatted Earrings
  4. Crocheted Tear Drop Earrings


Make Your Own Earrings with Recycled Items

You can also use items around your house to create really fun DIY earrings.  Making your own earrings at home is easy with these recycled earring patterns.  Turn a simple paper bag into lovely summer earrings, transform hardware finds into lovely dangle drop earrings, and gather up all those bobby pins...because the bobby pin earrings included below are so fashionable and fun that you'll want to start making them right away!

Summer Paper Bag Earrings

  1. Distressed Washer Earrings
  2. DIY Bobby Pin Earrings
  3. Summer Paper Bag Earrings
  4. French Dictionary Earrings
  5. Simple DIY Hardware Earrings
  6. Sparkly Paper Earrings


Other Unique Free Earring Patterns

Really unique DIY crafters will love the rest of these DIY earring patterns.  Made with all kinds of odds and ends, these fun earring patterns are unlike anything you've seen before!  Use the directions to make earrings just like them, or let these fun free earring patterns act as inspiration for your own earring designs.  No matter what you decide to make, you're sure to look great with these fun and colorful summer accessories!

Single-Sided Good Luck Earring

  1. Shrink Plastic Earrings
  2. Teal and Turquoise Earrings
  3. Single-Sided Good Luck Earring
  4. Die Cut Wood Earrings
  5. Americana Button Earrings
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