March 22, 2011

make your own button earrings

I want to show you the darling pairs of earrings I made. Well made isn't really the right word... more like, assembled.

I love accessorizing with cute and fun earrings but sometimes I can't find what I'm looking for in the jewelery department alone. I decided to broaden my search to the button aisle as well. I found a cute package of buttons, some have holes and some have the loop on the back. To make earrings you are going to want to use buttons with the loop on the back because, well, you don't want holes in your earrings, now do ya? 

You need to remove that loop. I used pliers and just twisted and pulled until it broke off. (For the black pair I'll show you, my handy brother-in-law took them out to his garage and sanded the loop off. Thanks Jace! It's up to you... or your brother-in-law, what you do.)

You'll need some earring backs. You can find them at Michaels and even some dollar stores.

Then just hot glue an earring back to the back of each button.

Ta da! Super cute, custom earrings. Love that.

I picked up these cute buttons at Joann's on one of my trips to the States. 
I thought they would make adorable earrings.

I'm lovin' them!

So next time you are on the hunt for a new pair of earrings don't limit yourself to what's in the jewelery store. Go check the sewing section and see if any of the buttons inspire you! It's super easy and fast and you have so many more options!


  1. These are adorable! I had never thought of doing this before.

    Thanks for the tip!
    ♥ Jessica

  2. You should bring your extras and we could make earrings while visiting in Phoenix!!? You wouldn't see me wearing the same ones as you--or maybe we can go shopping for buttons!! (This is a comment by the way!) I love you, baby girl!

  3. I love these! what a great idea! The only jewelery I wear are earrings and I'm not really into the big dangly kind and I have a hard time finding cute little one's. These are perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  4. What a cute idea! I would have have thought of making earrings out of buttons.

  5. So Inspired! You're so wise.

  6. What a great idea Michelle!!!!!!

  7. What a great idea, thanks for sharing.


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