Create Fabric Button Earrings

So if you've seen these around and never looked at a tutorial for them, you'll smack yourself by how easy (& pretty fun) to make. I love that you have the endless possibilities AND can use up fabric scraps that you just feel like you need to save (I have this problem as well). But it's very easy and an enjoyable project. Here's what you do....

You'll need a pair of pliers, fabric, earring posts and backs, scissors, and a cover button kit. I bought the button kits at Joann Fabric.

The cover button kit will come with a circle that you cut out and use as a template. I held mine tight with a safety pin since I didn't feel like digging out my straight pins.

Cut two.

Now, just follow the directions of the back of the kit. With fabric circle pattern down, place over the rubber thing and place the button on top. Then push down with the blue piece. (That's a horrible description, but once you have the three pieces in front of you, I think it should make sense? I hope so!)

Now, using the piers, pull the metal button back off the back piece. Pinch the bottom and wiggle it a bit, should pop off.

Taking your back piece, use that blue thing to push the button together. Make sure to get as much of the fabric under the back piece so it's tight and doesn't pop out from the button. Once you make a few, you'll get the hang out it. Promise.

Now you have two lovely buttons! Congrats! Use some hot glue and glue those earrings backs on and...

Now you have earrings!

See, I told you it was easy! Think about all the pairs of earrings you can make and all those scraps you can use up! I'm pretty excited about it, as you can see.

Create a Little Button Necklace

As I said in this previous post, I have a lot of buttons and have been looking for ways to use them. This is a really super simple necklace idea for just that purpose!

I used three buttons, some chain, matching clasp, some small metal circles, and a hot glue gun.

Intertwine two larger of the small metal circles and hot glue one to the back of the largest circle. It's not the most beautiful back of a piece of jewelry, but the button hangs correctly and you don't see the back. I definitely no professional jewelry maker.

I then hot glued two smaller buttons on top of this one, or you could keep it as just one button. I actually like both.

Attach the clasp to the chain and you got yourself a cute little button necklace. I used a longer chain and bigger buttons since I needed a longer necklace, but you could mix and match to get just what you wanted!

I tend to lean towards simple jewelry and this is perfect for me.

I love buttons!

Decorate a Frame with Buttons

A few years ago, a friend of the family died and I ended up with a ton of buttons. I mean a whole lot of buttons. And I needed to figure out what to do with all these buttons. I always liked the way old and vintage buttons look all grouped together, so I started using them as an easy way to decorate frames around my house and office.

I chose to only use white buttons for these two frame since the actual frame was white. I love how even though they are all white, there are so many variations of white buttons: white, pearl, cream, gray, off-white. I also have tons and tons of white buttons.

The process is so easy; just ModPodge them on, making sure to get a variety of shades, styles, and sizes.

Another super easy project! I will also be posting more ways to use up these buttons in the near future!