I saw a tutorial on the Little Miss Momma blog I follow for making a button bib necklace. I fell in love immediately with it's vintage charm. I also love that this can be an earth friendly project if you up cycle old unused buttons. I chose for this round to skip the bib, and do a heart, since Valentines is next week. I had so much fun with this, that I plan on attempting soon an actual bib style as seen on LMM herself here. BTW isn't she adorable. Her blog is incredible too. Thanks again LMM for the inspiration. http://littlemissmomma.blogspot.com/
To start I cut a heart as seen here with fabric scissors from felt. No I am not that talented, I traced a heart cookie cutter to get it just right. Then I folded the felt over, and cut out both hearts at the same time, and left them connected at the top. Then I took my strand of pearls, from the fabric department, and glued the ends to the inside top left and right of the heart. I used E-6000 Permanent Bond Designer's Collection glue to attach them. It is tacky and flexible like a glue gun. You can find it in the craft department.
Then I added more drops of glue all over the heart and folded it shut. From there, using wire cutters, I snipped the back off the buttons, so that they would lay flat. Then using that same glue, I attached them. I then cut off a few little pearls from the strand I had leftover, to fill in the empty spots. I used some new and some old buttons for this project. It was really easy, even for this self proclaimed not so crafty craft-er. I hope you will give it a try. If you do, I would love some pics of the final project. Speaking of pics, when I get myself presentable later today, I will take some pics of me in my new pretty, and add it to this post.
|Ready to go with my new pretty!|