Better late than never, this is a little craft that we did on Mother’s Day. These earrings are super easy to make and can be done in an infinite amount of styles!
First, gather your supplies. You will need:
- Fabric of your choice (each set only requires a very tiny amount of fabric, so scraps will do)
- Jewelry glue
- Pliers (optional, but easier)
- Earring posts and backs
- Cover buttons (Make sure to buy the kit with the mold and pusher. They look like this and come in lots of sizes.)
The button backs have a little loop on them (used to sew them on to something that would normally have buttons!), which you’ll need to remove. Do this by squeezing the loop with pliers or scissors and wiggling it off.
Next cut a small fabric square a bit bigger than your button. The button package comes with a guide to help you determine the right size. Here is mine:
Now it is time to use the mold. Put your fabric (print side down) and then your button (front facing down) in the mold. Then tuck the fabric edges around the button and place the button back on top. Use the pusher to press it all together.
You will think that it won’t work, but I swear, it tucks all that fabric neatly inside the button! If it is not smoothing out, you may need to trim your fabric to a smaller size. Here is mine after using the mold:
Now all that you have left to do is glue the posts to your earrings using jewelry or metal glue. I recommend putting them a bit toward one edge, rather than dead center, as I found it to be more comfortable to wear this way. Make sure you place them evenly on both pieces so that they look symmetrical in your ears.
That’s all. It takes less than 10 minute to make your custom earrings! Experiment with different fabrics or even layering two colors (works great with lace)!