Tuesday, February 14, 2012

fabric covered buttons = earrings :-)

The title of this blogpost says it all: I made some earrings with fabric covered buttons, a really easy and rewarding project. It's also a great way to do somethings with scraps of fabrics you really don't want to go to waste, such as this beautiful Petit Pan black sioux oilcoth ... Some of the buttons aren't perfect, but hey, who is ;-). There's a short tutorial below the pictures in case you're interested ...

This is also a really easy and fast-going project, if you have some materials at hand. What do you need?
- earring studs
- special buttons made to be covered with your own fabric - you can find them in various craft shops
- glue (I used E6000 industrial glue)
- scraps of fabric

You start by cutting a circle bigger than your button. Usually, the package of the buttons has a little circle the size you need, and explanations on how to cover the button with fabric. Maybe it's because I used some really old buttons, or maybe it was the oilcloth, but pushing the buttons into the little rubber thingy was the hardest part of this project. Luckily, there are no pictures available of me trying to push those buttons into the holder :-).
You're almost there already! Once you have your button readdy, just glue your earring studs to the back of the button. Sometimes, there's a little plastic or metal thing for sewing your button onto a garment. You have two options: cut it away with some metal clipper, or just bend it over with a jewelry plier and glue your earring stud just above it on the base of the button (as I did). Let the glue dry overnight and ta-dah, a new, unique pair of earrings!

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  1. They look groovey. I wish I knew someone funky enough to wear them!!! :)

  2. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing it with Six Sister's Stuff Link Party. We hope to see you back next Saturday!
    -The Sisters


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