This is so easy and the end result is stunning!
About The Author: Jess Hampton has been an active DIY devotee since she was 15. Now, 10 years later, she uses her creations to furnish a little house in Regina, where she works as a freelance editor and lives with her husband, cat and 2 rats.
Making Button Earrings
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Thank you for your straightforward advice! I spent 30 minutes sifting through instructions for hanging earrings until I put in "button craft glue earring finding how to" and found your great site.
Thanks for sharing this....I don't have the money for buying new ones (I'll be cutting my hair short and need some new "big" earrings) and I love the ability to customize with outfits!
I have been making this type of earring from buttons for many years and want to share a tip with you. I use a tool that I bought in the crafts section at Walmart that cuts the shanks off of buttons. Then I use my Dremel drill to sand down any remaining nubs, and the sanding makes for a nice flat surface. The glue also adheres better to a rough finish versus a smooth one. I really love buying unusual things to make earrings from (buttons, embellishments, flowers, ...). Does anyone know where I can buy inexpensive earring posts? I can't find 6mm and 8mm flat posts. I don't want the expensive sterling silver or 14k gold; just the cheap kind. Thanks! Debbie
I bet that earring wires could be threaded through the back button hole to make dangling earring as well. Good ideas!
You can also take the buttons with the 'nubs' as someone called them, and put them thru a ponytail holder for lil kids. Seen this on a craft show I think.
Hi - - I did this last winter with some buttons that I found at Wal-Mart. In fact, I've gone back several times and bought different buttons to make lots of different earrings. I just wanted to say that what I did to get rid of the nubs on back was to just use a nail file and file them down. It worked fine.
The earrings look great! The green color and design evoke an Indian theme and look to the project. Come and visit us online and learn more about us:
This is such a great idea. I enjoy crafts & sharing ideas. Thanks so much for posting this, I'm going to try making myself some earriings. Also this makes a neat gift to give. Have A Wonderful Day!
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