I recently made these earrings after seeing similar earrings on a movie that was set in the 1940s. You wouldn't believe how many compliments I get on these simple/retro/funky/elegant pieces of flair!
The materials are pretty simple--you'll need:
Fabric scraps (I used fabric that has round patterns and centered the pattern on the button for a cool effect)
Button covering kit in the size you like (there are several types to choose from--they all accomplish the same goal)
Hot glue or some other strong adhesive
Follow the instructions on the button covering kit to make a button, and use needle-nosed pliers (or your fingers) to remove the little metal piece that is meant to make the button able to be sewn onto garments. You definitely don't need that sticking out on the back. When choosing my fabric I used fabric that had round patterns and centered the pattern on the button for a cool effect. It was worth the little bit of extra effort!
Glue your earring posts onto the back of your button and let it dry--and voila--earrings!
You may recognize the pattern on the green earrings--I used the scraps from my hand-stitched potholder. Aren't those fun earrings? They'd totally make awesome gifts.
I told someone recently they cost like 50 cents to make, but really I think it's more like a dollar per pair. You can handle that, right?
You'll look so glamorous on your Valentine's date wearing these sassy little earrings!