Thursday, August 29, 2013

How to Make Your Own Vintage Buttons

Later this week I'm going to be sharing a tutorial on how to make your own silk flower fascinator headbands. In order to make those, you've gotta know how to make your own gorgeous vintage buttons first; because no headband looks complete without some bling in the middle of it.

These are simple and easy to make, but a little messy. You'll need industrial strength glue (so the beads don't fall off later.) I use E6000 which you can get at Michael's or any other craft store. You'll also need pretty beads and felt circles (I used white felt for the actual project because the final product with be tinted the color of the felt you use, purple was just for the picture.)
Cover the entire top of your felt circle with a liberal amount of E6000. The more you use, the more dimension your vintage button will have. Next, dip your felt circle upside down in a pile of beads. Make sure the felt is entirely covered with beads and then let sit for 24 hours before using to ensure it completely finishes drying.
These vintage beads are so easy to make. E6000 is one of the only products I've ever used that actually dries clear without any tint to it, making the final product look complete and gorgeous. How stunning would these buttons be on a headband? Or as a broach. Ohh the possibilities.  I'm a sucker for shiny things but vintage buttons can be really expensive- making them yourself is definitely the way to go.

xoxo, Laura

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