How To Make Earrings Out Of Buttons
Ever wonder what to do with those loose buttons you've seem to have accumulated in the back of your drawer? Here's a quick and easy d.i.y. tutorial on how to turn those buttons into a chic pair of earrings in no time flat!
What you'll need:
- Buttons, this tutorial uses buttons with plastic shank-backings
- Nail file
- Strong hold glue
- Earring backs, which you can find at any craft store
With gentle pressure use the scissors to cut the shank off the button. Caution, to prevent any injury, do this step little by little. Close the blades of the scissors gently on one side, then turn it over and close the blades gently on the other side. Keep alternating until the shank cuts off.
File the excess part left from the shank so that the back is even and as flat as possible.
Glue the earring back onto the button. Apply a thin even layer of glue to the post. Trust me it will go a long way!
Repeat steps 1-3 on the second button. Let the button earrings dry 24 hours before trying them on.
Don't have any buttons? Don't fret, here's some vintage buttons you can use...
- Vintage 1960s Gold Buttons Set of 4 by CutandChicVintage on Etsy
Vintage 1960s Gold Buttons - Set of 4. This items receives free shipping if bought with another item! In excellent condition.
- Set of 6 VINTAGE White and Black Fabric Pad Back BUTTONS by abandc
Here we have a set of 12 vintage black and white fabric buttons. These are unused with a silk top and a pad back on covered metal rim. They are 11/16.
- Mixed lot of vintage and new buttons (over 1000 buttons) from estate sales | eBay
Mixed lot of vintage and new buttons (over 1000 buttons) from estate sales in Collectibles, Sewing (1930-Now), Buttons | eBay