How to Pierce Doll’s Ears for Earrings

Doll Earrings! And ear piercing, the DIY version…

This is for all those girls in your life who got a new doll for Christmas – or who already had one.  My daughter got a real American Girl Doll from Santa this year – she has a few Our Generation 18 inch dolls from Target as well.

Anyways, have you ever looked into getting their ear’s pierced – kinda pricey.  Did you can know you can Do It Yourself – and it’s easy!

We actually did this a couple of months ago (you might have caught the post on FB) but I wanted to save the blog post for the new year for anyone who had new dolls.

This is based on the American Girl Doll Earrings – note that they have significantly thicker posts than regular earrings.  So you’ll need those earrings, and a 5/64″ drill bit, and a drill:

Just decided where the hole needs to, then start drilling slowly:

The girls wanted to be right beside their dolls for support:

 It will end up looking like this:

Then you have to push and wiggle the stud in – you can keep it as just a stud or add the dangle piece for extra fun:

And, the final reveal:

 That’s it!!  Super easy DIY.  Trevor blogged about his view of this project over at So I Married a Craft Blogger if you want to read more about it.

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  1. says

    The surgery looks scary!! but I would have done it myself too. Is there some reason why they can’t use regular small earrings. And I’m wondering if a blazing-hot needle would work as well for making the hole.

  2. Dawna says

    I asked at the AG boutique here in Vancouver how they did it, and they told me they used a drill, so good on you for doing it yourself!

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