Could these Wooden Santa Gnome Earrings be any cuter??? We were so excited to find this adorable cut file and couldn’t wait to try it out. As cute as these Wooden Christmas Earrings are, they were just as fun to make! Watching them come together piece by piece was exciting!
- Aspen .025″ Thick Wood Back Long Grain
- Cherry .025″ Thick Wood Back Long Grain
- Eastern Red Cedar .010″ Thick Fleece Back Long Grain
- Cricut or other cutting machine
- Maisie Moo Christmas Gnome Earrings SVG File
- Glue (we used Bearly Precision Art Glue)
- Small piece of sandpaper
- Earring hardware and tools
- Very small circle paper punch
The first important item here is the GRAIN DIRECTION. Aspen and Eastern Red Cedar have very distinct wood lines which make them a perfect fit for a Santa’s beard and hat! So we recommend that you use our LONG GRAIN sheets and align your cut images so that the wood grain goes up and down instead of side to side on your Cricut mat. We have linked our Long Grain sheets up above in the materials list however you can use our Short Grain and just turn in the other way on your cutting mat.
The second important item here is the Santa Gnome Earring cut file does come with images with or without holes. We used the files WITHOUT the holes. The holes are just too small and intricate for the wood. We opted to punch the holes for the earring hardware ourselves as to not damage the tips of the gnome hats.
We know most you already are super experienced with your Cricut machines so we do not really need to get into those details. For our full list of recommended Cricut cutting settings for Real Wood Paper, you’ll want to visit this tutorial on How To Cut Real Wood Paper with a Cricut.
You will notice that for the hats, we used our thinner fleece backed sheet. This was to help reduce the thickness and weight of the earrings.
Once you have everything cut out, you’ll probably have to gently work the cut pieces from the full size sheet by gently bending back and forth. They may make a cracking sound but that’s normal…it is real wood. Because these are earrings and close to the skin, we’d recommend taking a piece of sandpaper to the edges of the wood just to remove any little leftover splinters.
We really loved using the Bearly Precision Craft Glue on this project. It worked perfectly! Assembly of the pieces was easy and the glue dried quickly. Once dried we punched the holes in the hats and installed the earring hardware. Then we sat back and took in all the adorableness!
We also think if you made the cut files bigger, you could easily make them into Christmas Tree Ornaments or Gift Tags. The options and ideas are endless!
We hope you enjoyed this Wooden Earring Santa Gnome project. We invite you to share your Wood Earrings photos with us. We’d love to see them!