I have been so excited to share these shrink film moth earrings with you all! My daughter, Emily, is modeling them below so you can get an idea of what they look like on. But I made a pair for myself too, and I got so many compliments on them recently when I wore them out! I also had a lot of fun telling people I made them out of shrink film.
If you’re new here, you’ll soon see that shrink film is one of my favorite crafting materials for making jewelry. It’s super easy to craft a gorgeous pair of earrings or a necklace out of some simple shrink film — especially using our DIY template! And once you’ve cut and baked the pattern, it just takes a few minutes or so to assemble.
Creatures of the Night
Who knew these creatures of the night could look so beautiful?! While moths can be a little creepy, their patterns can also be very striking. And even though I designed these shrink film moth earrings for Halloween, I think they would be great to wear any day of the year! They won’t go unnoticed when you wear them, but they are not overly seasonal either. So you really can wear them whenever you want!
Some other new Halloween accessories I crafted using shrink film are our spider web earrings and necklace. These look so cute together. And they are also more “Halloweeny.” This way, you have a few different types of accessories to choose from when the Halloween spirit strikes.
When you’re ready to craft your own pair of shrink film moth earrings, just follow our step-by-step tutorial below. I will be sharing a video tutorial on my YouTube channel as well this Saturday, so be sure to watch that if you want to craft along with me!
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- Cricut Maker
- Needle-Nose Pliers (or jewelry-making tools)
- Craft Scissors, Detail Knife, and Small Hole Punch (if cutting by hand)
- Gold Shrink Film and Matte Shrink Film
- Earring Hooks & Jump Rings
- Gold Hoop (check your local bead shop or craft store)
How to Make Shrink Film Moth Earrings
- Cut your shrink film using the printable PDF template or SVG file below. If using a Cricut Maker, cut on the “Acetate” setting (always test a small piece first!).
- Bake shrink film according to package directions. Let cool completely.
- Using your pliers, open up jump ring and slide in your moth pieces. Slide on the body of the moth first, then the wings, and finally, the little moth head. Close your jump ring as tightly as possible.
- Open up another jump ring and slide it onto the head. Close jump ring.
- Open an earring hoop and slide onto jump ring.
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These looks so pretty! What a fun activity for me and daughter.
Thanks so much for sharing.