Monday, September 15, 2008

Vintage Inspired Button Earrings

Aren't these earrings just darling!  Reminiscent of the earrings worn during  30's & 40's, they are so much fun to wear and make really unique gifts.

To make them you will need the following:

* Buttons to Cover Kit (found at any craft or fabric store...I buy them at Hobby Lobby and Hancock Fabrics)
* Fabric scraps (I've found that smaller designs work best)
* Earring backs (also found at any craft store)
* Hot Glue Gun

This is what the refill package of button covers looks like.  The first time you make them, you will need to purchase the kit which also includes a holder and pusher - (see below).

Step 1: Using small pliers, remove the loop on the back piece of the button. 

Step 2:  Using the template provided on the back of the button package, trace and cut out 2 circles from your fabric. 

Step 3: To make an earring, place your fabric circle (wrong side facing up) into the white holder.  Then place your round button into the circle.  Push the button down using the blue plastic pusher.  

Step 4: Make sure your fabric completely wraps around and covers the sides of your button.  Push the back piece into the holder, locking the fabric into the button. 

Step 5:  Now just pop out the covered button and hot glue the earring back into place.  Repeat for the second earring.  

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