Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Fabric Button Earrings


I love the idea of using fabric buttons to decorate mundane things. This tutorial is for making fabric button earrings, but you could make fabric button magnets or push pins. I got this idea from this website. After you buy the basic supplies you can make tons of these. I gave a couple pairs out for Christmas and they loved them! 

Ingredients:
  • Button Blanks ~ I found them at my local craft store but you could also find them at Joann's. After you buy the button blank original set you can just buy the refills. They come in several sizes. I like the 5/8 set the best.
  • Fabric ~ I like to buy fat quarters to get just a bit of fabric.
  • Earring Posts
  • Scissors
  • Pliers or wire cutters
  • Hot Glue Gun

Gather supplies. I only had the refill pack but the button blank original set has the white and blue plastic forms. You will want to get that pack to start off. The earring posts you can buy in a couple different size packs.

There are instructions on the back of the pack:


On the back there is a button pattern. Cut it out. This is your fabric pattern. Then cut out a circle in your fabric with the pattern.



Now take the button backs and remove the wire. This is necessary so you can attach the earring back. 



Now follow my pictures to figure out what to do...



Push down {into the hole}


Fold fabric in. Put button back on top and push down with the blue thing.



Push the finished button out of the white thing! 


To attach the earring backs use hot glue. 




I made a couple :)


13 comments:

  1. This is a really cute idea! Thanks for sharing..

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  2. really liked the ones with little keys :)

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  3. Oh my, those are so adorable! I love the little key print; what a good find! They seem so simple to make too. I just posted a similar project for fabric button earrings on our site:

    http://www.allfreebeadedjewelry.com/Fabric-and-Bead/Fabric-Covered-Button-Stud-Earrings

    Thanks for sharing this tutorial!

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  4. ADOREI ESSA IDÉIA! MAS ONDE ENCONTRO ESSA FORMA DE PLÁTICO PARA MONTAR O BOTÃO? EU TENHO O BALANCIM E AS FORMAS DE FERRO, AS QUE SÃO VENDIDAS NAS CASAS DE ARTIGOS PARA ARTESANATOS. ABRAÇOS!

    RAQUEL.

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    1. Sorry! I am not sure what you are saying. Can you repeat in English?

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  5. Adoro brincos. Esse modelo então.Dá para ter um para cada roupa.

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  6. This looks so awesome, can't wait to try it out!

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  7. I'll try do this, I loved it, but I'll do it with less things because I don't have all this things in my home..

    Natália - Fga MG

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  8. Another good thing in buying and wearing trendy beaded jewelry is you do not want to spend thousands of greenbacks to have people who will appreciate your look and your image. Fashionable beaded jewelry like necklaces, earrings and bracelets are available in wide variety of styles and designs. You'll only spend one or two dollars to few hundred bucks depending on the kind of materials you select for your jewelry.

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  9. This is so cute!!

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