Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Designer Fabric Button Rings

From L-R: Candy Cane Christmas, Timeless Portrait, Deck the Halls, and Spice Cake Designer Series Fabric.
Aren't these fun?  Some gals in my neighborhood made fabric button rings last fall.  I knew that Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Fabric would be perfect for these. And the Big Shot makes it so easy to make them too.

I used the 7/8" button kits that you can get at any fabric store.  They have different sizes if you want to make smaller or bigger buttons.  You can look for the ring bases with the jewelry-making items at your favorite big box craft store. 

For this size of button, you need a 1-3/4" circle of fabric.  And how handy is it that Stampin' Up! just happens to have the Circle #2 die for the Big Shot that cuts that size of circle.  (And not just one layer of the fabric, but up to 8 layers of fabric at once!!)

Follow the directions on the back of the button kit to assemble the button.  Then remove the button shank.  I used some pliers and just gave it a good yank and it came right out.  Don't twist.  I made that mistake the first time and I was sorry. I used Crystal Effects to adhere the buttons to the ring bases and it worked perfectly.  (See, it's not just for making colored images shiny. It also works as a strong glue). 

I made these as convention gifts for my Stampin' Addicts Sistahs and a few other special friends.  They were a big hit! (And no, I don't wear all four of those rings at once, but you could make coordinating ones from the different fabric packages to wear together.)

We will be making these at my All Occasions Stamp Buffet on September 16 & 17.  They will be $2.50 each or 3 for $7 and you will have your choice of fabrics to cut and make that day.

8 comments:

Adriana Benitez said...

How fun! That's it... I'm moving to Utah so I can attend your classes...

Shelley Z said...

Beautiful! Never would have thought of this one on my own!

Yapha said...

Super cute! What a fabulous idea! I really need that Circles #2 die!

Tanya Boser said...

I got to see these in person and they are sooo cute! Thanks for telling us how you made them :)

Sue said...

Clever idea!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

I LOVE mine :) I think they are cool!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

So fashionista!

Designer Rings said...

These rings are really easy to make; just grab any fabric you have lying around, a button wrapping kit with buttons and hot glued it to a metal ring base.