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How To Make Button Earrings

You know when you see someone wearing something and you think ‘I should buy that!’ And then you think ‘Actually, no, I shoud make that! Duh!’ Well that was me and even though it was super easy to figure out how to make button earrings (and super easy to make them too!) I figured I’d share it to help inspire someone else, after all, who couldn’t do with more cute accessories?!

how to make button earringsSo first of all you obviously need some buttons, I got mine at the local fabric shop for 20p each. Personally I think if you’re doing button earrings then they need to really look like buttons if you know what I mean. That’s four holes for me. Yep. Also needed is some superglue and some earring posts and backs. Thankfully I had some left over from when I used to do silversmithing but in my opinion if you’re going to put a bit of metal through your actual flesh it’s worth getting silver rather than a cheaper metal. I buy these from Cooksons, the earring backs on the other hand were 99p for 10 or something from Primark.

how to make your own earringsStuff assembled and you’re ready to go, now put a tiny bit of glue on the back of your earring post. It’s way, way better to not have enough and have to do it again than to have big globs of glue seep through the button holes and make you feel sad. Superglue is not fun to try and undo (by the way, neither is it fun if you mess up the soldering of earring posts onto silver. No it is not.) Place the posts carefully onto the middle of the backs of your earrings. Having four holes really helps to line things up here too!

button earring tutorialLeave for the glue to set and ta-da! New earrings made by your good self, you crafty fox!


DIY Button earringsSo now you know how to make button earrings and will never be stuck again for jewellery for a night out (or, umm, wander up to playgroup). Do let me know if you’ve made any jewellery yourself, I’m super nosy about that kind of thing!



  1. 6th June 2014 / 1:41 pm

    Fab! The possibilities are endless 🙂 All I need now is my ears pierced *fetches gin and a needle* I jest of course 😉

  2. 10th June 2014 / 11:12 pm

    Love this! Such a simple craft and beautiful jewellery!

  3. 11th June 2014 / 3:41 pm

    So cute, if only my ears didn’t swell and turn bright red when I try to get an earring in 🙁

  4. Sophia Wellington
    13th August 2016 / 3:27 am

    This is a great craft! I’ve always wanted to have button earrings!

    • 15th August 2016 / 10:34 am

      Thank you! They’re super cute and so simple to make 🙂

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