DIY Vintage Button Earrings

I was at my sister Lou’s house recently and, as she’s got a very new little bub, I was helping her make some vintage button earrings for the mother’s day stall at her son’s school.  So effective and so simple!  I went straight home afterward and delved deep in the vintage button stash that I inherited from my husband’s great aunt to find as many matching buttons as I could so I could make some for myself!
All the supplies, from the earring backs (you can even purchase the clip-on kind) to the special glue and even the vintage buttons, can be purchased online from Etsy or Craftumi (among other sites).  The store I have used before is here

 The strongest and best glue to use when making the earrings is E6000.  The glue does take a few days to fully set though, so although these are the ideal quick and easy DIY, you’d need to give yourself a few days before wearing or gifting them.

Do you love vintage buttons?  Which ones are your favourite in the pic above?

For more easy peasy gift ideas (for yourself or others!) you might like to check out my series on Simple Handmade Gifts for Girls or my recent post on Simple DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas.

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  1. says

    You are so clever! My ears have just started to reacting to all my earrings (even the posh ones) but I'm hoping this is a temporary thing so I can make some of these. I have MILLIONS of amazing buttons that deserve to be made into something!

  2. says

    I do love buttons – I do love collections of things. I especially love this collection of buttons as earings. Cos sometimes buttons are just too lovely to actually use as buttons.

  3. says

    Great idea. I love those deep blue ones down the bottom of the image. I keep seeing gorgeous earrings lately and wish my ears were still pierced.

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