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Friday, October 2, 2015

DIY Vintage Button Earrings

I have received many compliments on these earrings. People are amazed to find out that I made them from old vintage buttons. They are so easy to make, you'll be searching through grandma's button box to make yourself a pair.

DIY Vintange Button Earrings

How to Make Vintage Button Earrings

You will need:
a pair of old buttons
disc earring posts
wire cutters or something similar

My mom gave me several tins of old buttons. Most were regular buttons, but when I saw these gold ones I knew they would make great earrings.

How to Make Vintage Button Earrings
Begin by removing the button hole from the back of the button. I used some wire cutters from the garage. I clipped off as much as I could. These buttons ended up being plastic, which made it much easier than if they had been metal. Repeat for both earrings.

How to Make Vintage Button Earrings
Add a dab of E6000 to the disc on the earring post and attach it to the button back.

How to Make Vintage Button Earrings
The hardest part is waiting for them to dry. I let them dry overnight before wearing.

How to Make Vintage Button Earrings

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