Easy Handmade Earrings in 5 Minutes

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts

easy handmade earrings

My new obsession is handmade earrings. I’m no beading genius, but I don’t have to be with these kinds of earrings.

The black and silver pair are…wait for it…wait for it…BUTTONS! Or were…I chopped the shanks off (they have to be shank buttons) and hot glued them to some earring posts from Michaels. The green pair are made from some eyelets I found in my scrapbooking stash. The possibilities are endless! Anything with a flat back can be hot glued to a post and made into earrings!

I particularly love the black pair. I bought those buttons yesterday at WalMart for $1.58 and wore them today as earrings!

Now I will be checking button selections wherever I go!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Crystal May 12, 2010 at 12:59 pm

You are a wealth of amazing knowledge!

2 Lisa Christine May 13, 2010 at 7:10 am

Ooh, I love this idea! Especially the brad idea! I have a ton of really cute brads!

3 Kelsey May 13, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Yes, brads are perfect. The only problem is that when you buy a set, there usually aren’t more than one of the same. I wish they sold brads and buttons like they do bulk food – by the pound! That would be heaven…

4 Girly Girlz Bows May 13, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

5 Sue D May 18, 2010 at 6:49 pm

This is a wonderful idea–I am going to look through my button collection to see what is appropriate and I think I already have earring posts somewhere is my stash too.

6 Liz m May 28, 2010 at 8:25 am

that is a cute idea I might have to try that!

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