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