DIY Fabric Covered Wooden Earrings

Am I the only one who has a box full of scrap fabric? I have a really hard time throwing my scraps away. I love african wax prints so much that I can’t bear to just let them go. When I do it pains me to see them sitting in the trash can in my sewing room. I think to myself, “Those scraps have the potential to make a cute accessory”.

My scarps have served me well. I’ve made multiple accessories for myself and gifts for family and friends. I also used scrap fabric to create these earrings, but if you don’t have a stash of scraps you can buy a fat quarter or buy 1/8 of a yard of fabric from your local fabric store. You can create your own fat quarter bundle here or search using the key words ‘fat quarter wax prints’.

I purchased the wooden pieces from this shop on Etsy. I ordered the following: 3 x 2.25 inch  Africa continent, 2 x 1 inch rectangle, 2 x 2 inch circle, and 3 x 1.5 inch triangle. The fabric mod podge, exacto knife, earring backs, earring posts, pliers, and the earring wires are all from Michael’s. Follow the step by step tutorial below to recreate these beautiful earrings.



  1. Tee
    August 14, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    Super dope. Thanks for the tutorial. BTW I found another seller on etsy by the name of Fashionlobe. You should check her out.

    • montoyamayo
      August 17, 2017 / 6:30 pm

      Thank you! I’ll have to check them out, thank you for the suggestion.

  2. Cherease
    September 12, 2017 / 8:50 am

    You are an angel for sharing your creations and everything I saw is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    • montoyamayo
      September 13, 2017 / 8:04 pm

      You’re welcome! And thank you for all the compliments!!!

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