You know…it’s so rewarding when I see emails and photos from all of you showing the amazing creations you’ve made either from your own craft noggin’ or from one of the “Make” projects by a Designing Mom. So much so, that I am excited to announce that we will be having regular “Make” contributors to the blog.
The first of our contributors is Dana of Plum Tree Studio. I came across Dana’s wonderful work when I was on the hunt for one of a kind tees and onesies (my favorite is the sailor themed one). When she sent pics of her covered button ring project I was itching to see more and can’t wait to see what she’s got in store for us. Read on about her ring proect and please help me welcome Dana!
I create button ties for little girls and my niece has a large collection of these button ties. Recently she started to wear some of them on her fingers. Her mother, my sister, noticed that the button ties were cutting off her circulation due to the elastic bands being wrapped around her finger so many times. ;). My sister explained that my niece loves to wear these buttons and wondered if there was any way i could make them into rings. So i researched, found a way and started to make her some “button rings.” When i went home to Indiana, i brought my supplies because i knew my niece would love to learn how to make them or at least love to have more rings to wear. I was right…she wanted to wear all of them at once..one for each finger.
—Fabrics (I purchased off of Etsy)
1. Choose the size of your button and the fabric you would like to cover the button with.
— The glue is pretty strong smelling and it suggests being used in a ventilated area. I went outside on the deck with the glue, a paper plate full of ring backs and new buttons and glued the ring backs to the buttons. I let them sit for a little over an hour (testing them after awhile) and then trimmed any excess glue from the back.