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Feb 6, 2012

Valentine Craft Week at MarigoldRoad: DIY Button Earrings for Your Friends

Happy Monday! Not all of us are Valentine die-hards (I respect that), but you're lookin' at one of them. Hey, we all have our weaknesses.

Have always loved the "holiday," particularly because I have been with the same Valentine for all of them! I love celebrating Shawn.

Have you seen all the Valentine crafts moving in like a tidal wave on blogs? I have been impressed by many cute things that I'd love to make, so decided to host my own Craft Week.
Come here every day this week for an inexpensive Valentine craft DIY!

Let's get to it. I found this "cute as a button" craft idea with free card printable, here.
-gather your materials: hot glue gun/glue, pliers, 1/6 size button making kit (found in the sewing section at HobLob), printed valentine cards, scrap fabric cut into a circle x 2 (use the template in the button making kit), earring back/clasp x 2
-Follow the instructions on the button making kit to make your fabric-covered button.
-The bottom part of the button will have a hook on it. There's no way you can glue an earring back to that, so, use a wire cutter to cut the hook out.
-Once that round metal plate has been pushed into the back of the button, you can glue on your earring base.
-Push the earrings through your paper Valentine, then put backings on earrings.
-I adorned the top of the card with baker's twine. Everything looks better with it.

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Valentine Gift Package giveaway winner is Stephanie Olmsted: please email me asap!

13 comments:

Laceymade said...

LOVE the earrings mindy! super cute valentine idea!!

katygirl said...

This is the cutest thing!! I really want to make this but I'm so intimidated by the earrings part....

Events By Ashley said...

Love these! Can not wait to buy some to give as gifts for my girlfriends!!!

Chelsea said...

That would make such an adorable gift. Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

very cute!

Natalie said...

adorables! you are so crafty and fun!!

breitenbach8 said...

so cute! how much are the button making kits?

Olivia Kitchens said...

Oh my goodness these are so cute! I so want some!

A Modern Hippie said...

How fun! I am one of those that doesnt really care about V-day, as you probably already know:) We are actually swapping gifts this year and going out on Saturday to celebrate...I know, amazing!

A Modern Hippie said...

Oh, and they are really cute. Great job!

SoSoBella said...

darling!!!

Liz Lowrey said...

I love your button earings!!I noticed one of those valentines was addressed to Liz. Could that be me??? Oh please say it is :) :)!!!!!

Stephanie said...

Hi, just wanted to let you know that I recieved the headband today. Thanks!