Button Earrings

Time: 5 minutes + dry time
Materials: vintage buttons, e-6000 glueearring postsjewelry clippers

DIY Button Earrings | The Crafted Life

In honor of Labor Day, I decided to do a project that requires little time and effort, but that still produces great results.

DIY Button Earrings | The Crafted Life

Use your jewelry clippers and snip off the back loop of the button.

DIY Button Earrings | The Crafted Life

Apply a dap of E-6000 glue (super glue should work as well), position your earring post and let dry. Once the glue is completely dry, they’re ready to wear!

DIY Button Earrings | The Crafted LifeDIY Button Earrings | The Crafted Life

DIY Color Blocked Necklace

Time: 25 minutes
Materials: bead cord, beads, clasp, jump rings, clear nail polish, scissors

DIY Color Blocked Necklace | The Crafted Life

DIY Color Blocked Necklace | The Crafted Life

Attach a jump ring to either side of your clasp. Once you’ve measure out your desired length, triple knot your bead cord onto one of the d-rings. Add a dab of clear nail polish to strengthen the knot and let dry.

DIY Color Blocked Necklace | The Crafted Life

Start stringing the first color of your beads. If your beads are smaller you can use a needle for this process.

DIY Color Blocked Necklace | The Crafted Life

Once you’ve reached the spot you want to color block, begin stringing on your second color. Finish by adding your first color bead until you’re satisfied with the length. Triple knot the cord on the remaining jump ring, clip extra cord, and seal with clear nail polish.

DIY Color Blocked Necklace | The Crafted Life

DIY Color Blocked Necklace | The Crafted Life

DIY Color Blocked Necklace | The Crafted Life

Upcycled Earrings

Time: 20 minutes
Materials: broken earrings, bobby pins, nail polish, E-6000 glue, clippers

Upcycled Earrings | The Crafted Life

Upcycled Earrings | The Crafted Life
1. Remove the backing from your earrings, if it’s still there.

Upcycled Earrings | The Crafted Life
2. Slide your bobby pins on to a thin piece of cardboard and paint with nail polish. Some colors will require multiple coats. Clear sealant optional.

Upcycled Earrings | The Crafted Life
3. Once dry, remove from cardboard and select what color looks best with your earrings. For those not selected, you now have plain, colorful pins!

Upcycled Earrings | The Crafted Life
4. Apply E-6000 glue to the back of your earring, place, then hold. You’ll only need to hold the earring in place for 1-2 minutes, then it can dry on its own.

Upcycled Earrings | The Crafted Life