Fabric Button Earrings
- Cover Button Kit (the size I bought was 5/8)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Earring Backs
- Scissors (or pliers)
(I used left over scraps, because you don't need much for this project)
1. Cut the fabric circles.
Now, the tutorial I learned from, used refill kits. The refills came with a "button pattern". Mine did not, so I improvised. I used a water bottle lid. I traced around it, and then cut a little bit larger than that.
2. Use scissors (or pliers) to remove the loop from the back of the button.
3. Place fabric in the button maker. Be sure to put the "pretty side" facing down.
4. Push the button down into the button maker.
5. Fold the fabric in.
6. Place back of button on top.
7. Use the blue piece to push the button back down.
This is probably the hardest part, just because you really have to push hard on the blue piece to make it fit securely.
8. Take the button out.
The white piece is made of rubber, so it wasn't very difficult to get the button out, thank goodness.
9. Glue the earring backs onto the button.
I wanted backs with a larger circumference so it would cover more surface of the back of the earring, but Hobby Lobby only had small ones. They work just as well, I just think the wider backs would look better, so I'll probably end up buying some from Etsy.
10. You're done! Yay :)
I cleaned the back of my earrings with alcohol and a cotton swap just because I wanted to make sure they were clean.
But I probably would have been just fine.
Obviously, I should have been a little more careful with matching up the patterns on the middle pair, and next time I will! I'm going to buy refills, and make more of these. I always have such a hard time finding earrings that I like, now I can do whatever I want! And, talk about easy/cost effective presents, these are perfect!