Okay, so I perjured myself. I know I said that I don’t do crafts, and I so rarely do it can be said that I don’t. However, it snowed yesterday and I was trapped in the house so I threw something together. This was only possible because of how much I love buttons. I don’t really know what it is about them that appeals to me, but I have a bit of a collection. Anyways, I found picture of a statement necklace that was made of buttons and thought, “I can do that”.
Since it came out well I thought I would share it.
- a hot glue gun
- a piece of felt or other fairly thick material (I used a piece of pleather)
- an X-acto Knife
If you have buttons that have looped backs you’ll need a pair of pliers to cut the loops off
So, the first thing you want to do is choose the buttons you want and cut the loops off if you need to. Then arrange the buttons into the shape that you want. You’ll have to move them to glue, but this will give you the general idea.I put them down in the general shape I wanted, but ended up adding a few more buttons than I had originally planned.
Glue the buttons to the material with the hot glue. This will be hot, especially if you have metal buttons, so be careful.I ended up using about one stick of glue but you might need more depending on how many buttons you use. Once you’ve glued them all in place, cut around the buttons with the X-acto Knife. Then you’ll need to measure the ribbon to the length that you want, and remember to leave them a little long so you can tie a bow in the back. Then glue the ribbons to the back of the material. In the picture above you can see the material a little, but that’s just the angle of the camera- you should try to cut the material as close to the buttons as you can.
Ta-da! That’s it! Let me know what you think or if you have tried something similar yourself in the comments.