Wednesday, February 22, 2012

DIY Themed Earrings






Okay. So this is super easy and you can make some really neat earrings with this idea.

Generally, you find the main material for this project in the scrap-booking section although it could be anywhere there are buttons. These earrings are made from specialty buttons which are so freaking cute, I just had to find something to do with them! I made the cupcake earrings for to wear to birthday parties and other celebrations. I made the clovers because St. Patty's Day is quickly approaching and because they were sparkly ;)

Materials:


- Plastic specialty buttons, can have flat backs or plastic button loop (usually found in scrap-booking section at craft stores)
- A pair of nippers (if you pick buttons with loop on back. If you pick ones that have flat backs, you don't need nippers)
- E6000 glue
- Earring posts with flat metal piece for gluing




Directions:

Step 1: If you bought buttons with loops on the back, you will need to cut them off using nippers. Get the nippers as close to the back of the button as possible and squeeze hard. You want the back to be as flat as possible so the earring post will glue on nicely. If the buttons are more than one piece held together by backing, they may fall apart. It's okay- just glue the pieces back together and wait about 10 minutes before moving to step 2.


Step 2: Put glue on back of earring post and glue to back of button. Think about where you glue the post and how the earring will look on your ear depending on where you put it.



Step 3: Wait for glue to dry for about an hour and then try them on. It's that easy!


6 comments:

  1. Great idea, and really cute! I just love those tiny muffins. :)

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  2. Thanks for the comment Creative Muslimah!

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  3. Found these babies in the crafting store and I had the same idea with these and made them months ago! I gave them to all my besties for Xmas and they loooved them. Extra tip: If you buy 2 packages you get matching sets. Happy crafting!

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  4. Great Idea!! Pick up a bunch of these at a garage sale..all holiday!! was using them for pins w/lace circle backing..never thought about earrings!!Thanks

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