Buttons! Buttons! Who’s got the buttons!
I’m addicted to making fabric coverd buttons and this is no exaggeration when I say I have thousands of them! I just bought a ton of them and I’ve had so much fun creating all sorts of creative things!
This fun necklace was created with my scrap fabric, my grandmothers costume jewelry and chalk cloth! Shall we…
I adore it when I can create a project with all my saved fabric scraps! NEVER throw away fabric scraps!
Fabric covered buttons are a cinch to make! Craft and fabric stores sell button kits in varying sizes. A variety of sizes used together look the best.
I chose to use Chalk Cloth for two reasons! I needed something strong and sturdy and that would add strength and durability! And it is totally affordable! Leather was too pricy, felt was to weak and Chalk Cloth came to mind because of its price point and durability!
You’ll make a smile shape! This will be the foundation for your necklace! Make it as large or small as you’d like!
First start by placing your buttons in a layered arrangement! Once you like the arrangement start by gluing down the bottom layer with hot glue! The hot glue will stick really well to the chalk cloth! I found that the buttons that you add on top of that layer adhere better when I used E6000 glue instead of hot glue. My hot glue peeled away from the fabric.
Be sure to leave half an inch on each end in order to save room for your chain.
For the chain of my necklace I rummaged through the collection of costume jewelry I inherited from my grandmother when she passed away! I can’t tell you how much I loved this! I was wondering how I’d put to use her beautiful jewelry! This made this project all the more personal to me!
You can also use ribbon, ric rack,pom poms lace or other fun trims!
I used jewelry pliers to disconnected a link in the center of the necklace to create the two sections. I then added a jump link and connected the sections through a small hole I created on each end of the center piece.
Lastly I hot glued some decorative ribbon to cover the exposed chalk cloth.
I LOVE how it all came together! Funny…my grandmothers necklace still smells like her! Avon perfume!
Seeing as I have a million fabric button supplies, I will be making these to sell so please use this tutorial for personal use only and stay tuned for an announcement on when these babies will be for sale! Thanks!