Thursday, March 24, 2011

What do you get when you combine a button, thumbtack, and an ear plug?

A new EARRING, of course!

I have had a life long battle with not being organized. I go through stages and am in awe of how put away all of my art supplies are. That never lasts long and inevitably I end up with a random pile of stuff on my table. This week, that random pile gave me a bit of inspiration. And, a new pair of earring was born.

If you happen to have 2 thumbtacks, an ear plug (or something else squishy that you can cut apart), and 2 buttons, you too can make yourself a new pair of earrings.

Here's how:

Warm up that old glue gun. Put a dab of hot glue on top of the thumbtack and carefully press your button into the glue and onto the thumbtack.

Wait a few minutes for the glue to dry. Cut your ear plug into small pieces and use as the back stop to your new earring!

Yay for a new pair of adorable button earrings.

Happy Creating!
upcycled unlimited


  1. Nice! Now I feel compelled to go and buy some thumbtacks JUST for this reason. Too many buttons laying around. :P

  2. Yes, sometimes creative reuse can inspire MORE shopping (: Glad you like the tutorial.


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