Introduction: DIY Button Earrings

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This week I was inspired by a shop on Etsy called Caroline's Hammock.I recently purchased these button earrings from her and I instantly fell in love, so today I'm going to teach you how you can make your own button earrings!

Step 1: What You Need

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  1. Fastener Kit: it should include 5 -3/4" Aluminum Buttons, a Mold, & a Pusher
  2. You can pick any button size. Mine are 3/4" -E6000 Glue or any glue that will bond metal
  3. 10mm Flat post with clutch (typcally found in the jewelry section of a craft store)
  4. Pliers
  5. Scissors
  6. Small piece of scrap fabric (thrift stores are great for this! Think bed sheets or pillow cases.)

Step 2: Lets Get to It!

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1. Cut out a piece of fabric and fold over a side.

2. On the back of your Fastener Kit their is a grey half circle. Cut that out. Once you've done that, put the straight edge of the circle on the folded edge of the fabric.

3. Cut the fabric around the round edge of the half circle.

4. Open it up and you should have a fabric circle.

Do this twice, so you have two circles.

Step 3: Preparing the Button..

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1. Take out your Mold (white rubber cap) and place your fabric circle right-side down over the Mold.

2. Now place the Button Shell face down over the fabric. Make sure the Button Shell is aligned with the Mold.

3. Push the Button Shell down into the Mold with your finger.

4. Fold in extra fabric toward the center of the button.

Step 4: Remove the Hook...

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Now, take your button back and remove the loop from the button back with a pair of pliers.

Step 5: Making the Button

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1. Take the Button Shell and place it on top of the Mold. You can put it right-side up or upside down.

It will work either way. Use your finger to push it into the Button.

2. Use your Pusher to force the Button Back into the button itself. Push, Push, Push!! I put my hand over the Pusher and pressed it against a table.

3. Remove the Pusher and you should see the Button Back is pushed in.

4. Pop the button out.

Do this twice.

Step 6: Glue the Earrings Backs on

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Now use your glue to glue the earring post to the button.

Allow your earring to dry over a 24hr period.

Step 7: You're Finished!!

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Want to see more project like this?

Check out my DIY Projects blog here.

Happy Crafting!


Godfirst2893 (author)2017-11-16

How much does everything cost, all together ?

Mmachaane (author)2017-06-15

Hi, I really love crafts and I have been dying to make these earings, where can I get these tools, the mold and pusher, earings pins and the glue? please help?

These supplies should be available at any craft store. :)

HomemadeisBetter (author)2016-03-27

You can get it at any major craft store. I've had great luck with it!!

SamA83 made it! (author)2016-03-25

These Button earrings are so cool, I have started to make them with my girlfriend and they look great! I would like to know if soldering the flat post to any metal buttons would work? Have you tried before? It is just that sometimes the glue is not strong enough, especially when sticking to an uneven surface...

Thanks, Syn

HomemadeisBetter (author)SamA832016-03-26

Hey there! Super cute earrings! I'd like to think soldering would do the trick, but a high performance glue that binds metal should work unless the earrings are really heavy. Thanks for checking out my tutorial!

SamA83 (author)HomemadeisBetter2016-03-27

OK maybe I will expirememnt and let you know how it goes ;) Where can I get the E6000 glue? I have another adhesive glue that is good most of the time although it does break sometimes... Does the E6000 always stick?


jmyers23 (author)2014-06-13

Cute! Great idea

sweetaned (author)2014-06-13

These are cute as a button!

Abigail02 (author)2014-06-13

Those are too cute! Love 'em!

doodlecraft (author)2014-06-13

Ooh! What fun!

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