Friday, June 19, 2009

Button to bling

Last night while organizing my crafty items I ran across some cute brown buttons that I had cut off of a coat about a year ago. I kept them thinking I would eventually use them for something. Then I thought, hey I need a cute pair of funky brown earrings...why don't I make these buttons into some bling?

Lets get started!

Items needed:
  • Buttons
  • Scissors/File
  • Cardboard
  • Earring post and backs (found in the jewelry aisle at any craft store)
  • Hot glue

Cut off the button's back and filed it down as low as I could to make a flat surface.

Hot glued a piece of cardboard over the remnants of the button's back. Then hot glued the earring post to the piece of cardboard. You don't necessarily have to use cardboard, I just did to ensure that the earring post has a stable, flat surface. Besides, no one is going to see that part of the earring but you!

Cleaned up the back of the earring, sterilized the post and Wha La, funky earrings for nothing.

I ended up making two other pairs since the process was so simple and easy!


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