easy earring tutorial

Want to make some really easy and extremely low cost earrings in no time at all?

Good! Me too!

What you need:
-A matching pair of buttons
-Some old small earring studs you don't wear anymore or some craft earring posts and backs from Hobby Lobby.
-Hot glue gun
-Quilt batting
-Fabric of your choice
-Needle and thread
What to do:
-Hot glue the earring stud to the front of the button.  You want to make sure the smooth side is facing out.
 -Next cut out a circle of fabric that is 3 times the diameter of the button.
- Now get your needle and thread and sew a loose stitch around the edge of the circle.  Don't cut the thread yet.
-Get your quilt batting and cut out a circle that is the same size as your button.
-First put the batting circle in the middle of the sewn fabric circle and then put the button on top of that.
-Hold the three pieces together as you gently pull the thread so it gathers the fabric around the button and batting. (like you're making a fabric yoyo)
-After the fabric is pulled tight make a few stitches to secure it, knot the thread, and cut off the excess thread and fabric.
-Now just repeat these steps to make the other earring.
Now you're done! A new pair of earrings in less than 10 min!
You can easily make enough to match any outfit.
Aren't they so cute?  I get compliments whenever I wear a pair!



















These are my favs!

Have fun!



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15 comments:

  1. So cute! I have been wanting some smaller earings on the days I dont feel like wearing my huge danglers;) Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Oooh how cute and easy! I've made dangly earrings but never ones like these!

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  3. That is such a fun idea! I love the fabric you chose.
    --Leigh

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  4. LOVE this idea! I've always wanted to the fabric covered button thing, but didn't really want to buy one of the kits! I'm definitely going to have to try this!

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  5. Very clever! The floral ones are my favorite too! Come link up to my Sew Crafty party & giveaway!

    http://wildflowersandwhimsy.blogspot.com/2011/01/sew-crafty-saturday-adventure-date.html

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  6. I really enjoyed this earring tutorial!!!

    Thanks for sharing!!


    Please come by and link this to my party!

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    -THE TOOTSIE WOOTSIE :)

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  7. Hi! These are all so cute! would love for you to link up at our Crafty Saturday Party!

    http://tosewwithlove.blogspot.com/2011/01/crafty-saturday-link-up-party-no-3.html

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  8. Found you through the toostie wootsies linky. I'm at mommydoes.blogspot.com if you want to check me out. I'm also a participant in A Blogtastic Extravaganza and Mariel from The tootsie wootsie is one of my sponsors! Post for the giveaway is up top. I'm following you now :)

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  9. Hi! I just wanted to let you know I featured you today on my blog stop by and grab a featured button if you like. And I hope you will link up again this weekend! ~April

    http://wildflowersandwhimsy.blogspot.com/2011/01/friday-features-adventure-date-winner.html

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  10. Definitely regretting not buying that adorable fabric the other day :( This is a brilliant idea for all those scraps of fabric from other projects. Or skip the fabric and use unique buttons. Love this idea!

    http://lannalsu.blogspot.com/

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  11. Hey girl. These were too cute! I gave it a try and posted the results on my blog, but not without giving you credit! Thanks.

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  12. Oh my gosh. I can make my own covered buttons out of crummy buttons???? I have a TON of crummy buttons!! :)

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