Hey folks! I'm Heather! I make my home over at diy kinda girl, where I chronicle all my projects (which I have lined up one after the other, enough to last 'til the day I die, it seems). I love the process of designing, planning and all around figuring out how to do something myself. As a result, I have far too many hobbies, from papercrafting to crochet to jewelry making to sewing to making accessories to home decor to digiscrapping to home improvement.....
I'm also an avid reader, and do weekly (most of the time) book reviews on what I'm reading at the moment. Stop by, you'll probably find something to interest you! :)
I was originally planning on sharing a T-shirt remake with you today. I got it all finished, and it looked cute.
the puffy pirate shirt....only...puffier. I could not in good conscience tell my readers or Amy's..."Hey! You should totally make this shirt!" So I've been kinda scrambling, trying to come up with something new to show you. And then it dawned on me. Why not share an old favorite technique that you've never blogged before?
I love jewelry, and earrings are my favorite kind. I wash my hands a million times a day as a stay at home mommy of two little ones, so rings are out. Bracelets also just get in the way (how life changes, as a carefree kid-less gal, I was addicted to bracelets). Necklaces just get yanked on. So do earrings quite often, I have to admit, but they are easier to protect from little hands! Which makes them my go-to accessory. I don't quite feel complete without them.
Which brings me to today's tutorial: how to make fabric covered button earrings.
Okay, first you need the necessary tools. Head over to JoAnn with a coupon, and pick up one of these in the smallest size (I think it is 5/8 an inch).
Cut out the button pattern circle from the packaging,
paper piercer (don't use your seam ripper just because you have it on hand and you're too lazy to go find the paper piercer...that will mean you have to go buy a new seam ripper like me) and stick it in one of the holes of the button back and gently wedge it out. Then go again.
Once you have the button back properly in place, pop it out of the white rubber thingie.
my posts and nuts from Blick Art Materials. You'll want to use the 8 mm posts for this.
Get out some E-6000,
Once it's done curing, you have yourself a lovely set of new earrings!
Thanks for swapping with me today, Amy! And you wonderful readers you, feel free to come visit me over at diy kinda girl any time!