Hey folks! I’m Heather! I make my home over at diy kinda girl, where I chronicle all my projects (which I have lined up one after the other, enough to last ’til the day I die, it seems). I love the process of designing, planning and all around figuring out how to do something myself. As a result, I have far too many hobbies, from papercrafting to crochet to jewelry making to sewing to making accessories to home decor to digiscrapping to home improvement…..
And then I put it on. It was like the puffy pirate shirt….only…puffier. I could not in good conscience tell my readers or Amy’s…”Hey! You should totally make this shirt!” So I’ve been kinda scrambling, trying to come up with something new to show you. And then it dawned on me. Why not share an old favorite technique that you’ve never blogged before?
Next, place one of the fabric circles on the white rubber thingie :), roughly centered. Then place one of the metal button forms on top, roughly centered.
Push it down into the center of the white rubber thingie, trying to keep the excess fabric even around the edges. It may take a few tries to get it right.
Next, use your fingernail to tuck the fabric down into the center of the button form. Try to smooth out any wrinkles along the edges as you do this.
Then place the button back in the center of the button form, and put the blue plastic thingie on top.
Using one hand to hold in place, take your other thumb and press down evenly and firmly on the blue plastic thingie. This pushes the button back down into place.
It should secure all the loose ends BENEATH the button back. If it doesn’t, you can give it another try. Just take a paper piercer (don’t use your seam ripper just because you have it on hand and you’re too lazy to go find the paper piercer…that will mean you have to go buy a new seam ripper like me) and stick it in one of the holes of the button back and gently wedge it out. Then go again.
Time to attach an earring post. I buy my posts and nuts from Blick Art Materials. You’ll want to use the 8 mm posts for this.
and get a wee little dollop of it on a toothpick, and spread it over the back of your earring post.
Place it into your button form, centered on the button back as much as possible. It’s likely it won’t lie perfectly flush, as the button back may not be perfectly flat. Don’t worry about it, the E-6000 with adhere it anyway.
Now, place your earrings somewhere WAY out of reach, and DO NOT touch them for 48 to 72 hours, while our beloved E-6000 cures.
What I love about this project is that it requires literally scraps of materials. Or, for example, you can take the ugliest fabric known to man,
Thanks for swapping with me today, Amy! And you wonderful readers you, feel free to come visit me over at diy kinda girl any time!