Okay, onto a little button-esque project!
Today's project is... Button Pins and Earrings
This is a fun project for you and/or your kids. I'd probably recommend you do the hot glueing for them. Unless you like crying, which I don't particularly. Also, I hope you'll use some common sense and realize that buttons are a choking hazard and you shouldn't be pinning or earring-ing these projects on anyone smaller than 3 years old or who enjoys choking on buttons.
The supplies for these projects I collected from various sources. Buttons from the ginormous jar 'o buttons, or perhaps the secret stash... shhhhh... The pin backs I picked up at a craft store. The earring backs you could also pick up at a craft store. I happened to get mine from Fire Mountain Gems. Only go to their site if you like drooling and have several hours to spend doing so. Consider yourself warned.
My favorite part of this project? Just sitting there, staring at all the buttons until inspiration strikes. Then spending an hour coming up with every possible combination. Who knew buttons could be so fun?
And why be limited by a flower shape? Make a big button mash-up-free-form shape.
Why be limited to a pin or earrings? Try headbands, hair clips, bobby pins, nose rings, et cetera.
Here are the full instructions. If you have trouble reading it, just click on the image below to open it full size.
Have fun! If you come up with any fun button jewelry projects of your own, feel free to post a link in the comments section below.
Time to get crafty, people!