Cover Button Jewelry

Cover Button Jewelry - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Isn’t it fun how many things you can do with buttons?  I used cover buttons to make earrings and a ring.  My ring is a 7/8″ Cover Button and the earrings are 3/4″ Cover Buttons.  The fabric is Jet black from Essential Dots.  This project uses such a little amount of fabric I was able to use my scraps from my Headband Holder.   I know that they will match a lot of my clothes, so I will be sure to wear them.

Cover Button Kit ( size of your choice)
Fabric Scraps
E6000 Glue
Earring Posts (I got mine at my local craft store)
Stretchy Ring Base
Needle nose pliers


On the package of the button cover kit there is a pattern for the fabric circle. 

Cut out the pattern and then your fabric.

In the picture above the fabric circles are above the button.

There are instructions on the package, but basically you just cover the button with the fabric circle and tuck the edges inside of the button.  After the fabric is tucked (you have to hold it in place)  You snap on the back.  The kit comes with supplies to snap the back over the fabric.  I just snapped it on with my pliers, I think it is a little bit easier.

The button back has a loop that will need to be removed.

Take the needle nose pliers and squeeze the loop.  Then pull it out, it comes off relatively easy.

Now you have a nice flat surface to glue the earring posts or stretchy ring base.  Put a dab of E6000 Glue onto the earring posts and stretchy ring base and attach the buttons.  Let them dry for 24 hours before wearing them.

Here is the earring post glued to the button. 

Cover Button Jewelry - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I like my little ring but I know a lot of you girlies could ROCK a big one!

 Cover Button Jewelry - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Cover Button Jewelry - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Cover Button Jewelry - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I know these pictures are silly, just wanted to show you how these button sizes look.  Think about all the fabric scraps you have and the selection of earrings and rings you could have!  Inexpensive, unique and easy to do!

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  1. Erin Wojcicki
    Posted July 14, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE them!!! I’m def. going to have to make some of these! Very cute!!! Thanks for sharing! <3

  2. Lora A
    Posted July 15, 2011 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Ring bases?!? I didn’t know they had them. That’s great! I love them!

  3. Brittany
    Posted July 17, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    So cute! What a great idea!

  4. may
    Posted December 4, 2011 at 4:52 am | Permalink

    please i want to know if you are selling covered buttons and the materials for rings thanks

    • Cherie
      Posted December 22, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

      We do sell them at

  5. Posted January 19, 2012 at 5:58 am | Permalink

    Not really. I don’t have reasons to say that those pictures were silly. In fact, I love them. I like your art and creativeness. I am making any kind of handcrafted jewelries and I really appreciate of what you have done with the buttons. Nicely made. Very unique. Great job Cherie

  6. Kourtney
    Posted September 29, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    Where did you find the stretch ring base

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 30, 2013 at 8:18 am | Permalink

      Hi Kourtney! Thank you for your question. You can find a Stretch Ring Base here. Thank you Kourtney! Have a wonderful rest of your day! Michelle

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