You may remember that I bought some vintage mother of pearl earrings on Etsy for this project (back in July):
Well, I had about 15-20 buttons leftover. Not enough for another project like this one, but nothing to be sneezed at, either. I pondered and pondered what I should do with them, until I saw these:
Adorbs! I decided to try it out myself. I got some earring posts and fasteners at Hobby Lobby for two bucks (thanks to my 40% off coupon). I got the ones with a larger disk at the top because I thought it’d be a better surface for gluing the button to.
When I got home I dumped my little button collection out to select the prettiest ones.
Prettiest ones picked, I applied a teeny tiny amount of Aleene’s tacky glue to the back, then smeared it on with my finger. I actually used a little too much glue and had to remove some. If you’re following along at home keep in mind that you don’t want glue squeezing out through the center hole of the button. Not cute. Use just enough to get a good bond. Mine did squeeze through the hole, but I just used the tip of an ink pen to clear things out.
Then I just stuck the earring posts on the back of the button! I found I liked it best when the little crater in the middle of the metal disk lined up with the hole in the button, so I flipped it over to the front and moved things a smidge here or there as needed. I set them aside to dry for a few hours and voila! Adorable earrings.
I love them. And they were so easy to make that SURPRISE, I MADE TWO PAIRS! And guess what? I’m giving the other pair away. To you! For being so awesome and reading my blog.
Even if you don’t have a personal need for these lovely little ladies, I think they’d make a delightful gift for someone in your life.
If you’re interested in taking the second pair off my hands, just comment on this post by 8pm CDT on Sunday 9/18. Random.org will make the big decision and I’ll announce the winner on Monday!
As always, thanks for visiting my little corner of the internet. Y’all are the best and it warms my heart to be able to send one of you a little gift. I hope you like it.