Placing Vinyl Design on Perler Earrings Using Silhouette Machine

How to Place Vinyl Designs Onto Tiny Earrings

This post is part 2 of my perler earrings tutorial post earlier this week, and will give you tips for measuring the vinyl design so you get perfect placement every time. To see my diy perler earrings post you can click here for that link. This post is for Silhouette or Cricut users, and will require the use of vinyl. You can purchase a 40 ct of 12×24 sheets for $34.99 here. You can also get a silhouette or cricut machine through that link, although I highly recommend shopping around town for a deal on a machine because online prices can be steep for the machines.

You can join our Rockin’ the Silhouette With Beads group here

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There are a few different ways of doing it but mine is easiest!

You could go about this a few different ways but my way was just easier, required less math, and less tools. Since I am not a mathematician, and I misplaced my measuring tape, I had to figure out an easier way.  I was getting impatient as it was so I wanted something that works fast and would be simple.

Start off by placing the perler earring on your finger like I am in my picture above.

Then stick your mat over the earring

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This will give you an idea of how large to make the design. Once you figure this out then open your silhouette software, and add a design to one square and resize until it is slightly smaller than the earring.

resized earring

Set your machine up, and cut the design. Once it’s cut do reverse weeding to place onto the earring.

Reverse Weeding

I like this video to teach how to reverse weed. I could not find the original video I learned from, but this lady does a great job showing us how to do it, and an added bonus is learning how to do the logo 😉

So yeah this is showing reverse weeding for a Starbucks logo, but it is the same concept, and you would do this for the earrings.

Once the weeding is complete you then just place the earring over the design as centered as you can get it. Rub the design really well, and pull back on the transfer tape.



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  • Reply Amanda April 26, 2015 at 5:29 am

    i have a pixscan mat so I just place mine on top of the vinyl before taking the picture. Then I can make the design the perfect size!

    • Reply admin April 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm

      That is a great way to do it to

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  • Reply Jessica June 30, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    I live this idea! Do you have a collection of files that cut well? I’m excited to try reverse weeding, too.

    • Reply admin July 4, 2016 at 1:21 am

      Please join our Facebook group to see files. The link is in the post. Thanks

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  • Reply Erin October 16, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Are you still accepting members on your facebook site? I requested to join, but haven’t gotten accepted yet.

    • Reply admin October 16, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      I am accepting new members! So sorry I have not approved you. I will do that right now. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  • Reply Lisa D. February 17, 2017 at 10:15 am

    I have sent a request to join ‘Rocking the Silhouette with beads group for about a week now and I still haven’t gotten my request approved yet. Is there something else I need to do to be able to join???

    • Reply admin February 17, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      nothing needed. I have not had a chance to go in and approve this week. I will be doing it this weekend.

  • Reply April June 5, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    I would love to follow your Facebook group! I sent a request today…I love using my Silhouette Cameo to make these cute earrings. Thanks for the post!

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