Brooches and buttons are a great for adding a lil flair to an outfit. I covered some boring buttons that I never wore with pretty fabrics and materials. What was fugly is now fabulous!
What you need:
- Buttons/pins—whatever you call them.
- Assorted materials. Obviously, there are a million ways to go about this, so be creative! For my buttons, I used:
- Tulle (available at any craft store)
- crazy glue
- nail polish
- pointed Q-tips
- Cut out a piece of material slightly larger than the face of the button (Note: my sister mocks me for hoarding things such as scraps of fabric, but see! It came in handy: good things come to those that hoard).
- Apply glue to face of button, smooth fabric on evenly. Go around with glue on the back of the button where the fabric will end.
- Trim fabric as necessary. So that it fits smoothly around the circle, fold the cloth and glue it to itself.
- To make this frilly tulle pin, first paint the face of the button with nail polish or paint to cover any unwanted writing or design. It will show through the light material. Let dry.
- Cut tulle down (I made it about 3X the button).
- Apply glue to face of button and scrunch the tulle onto the surface. Hold.
- Apply more tulle as needed. To create a fan shape, I tied a small piece of string around one end of a cut-out, then glued it on top of the layers I already glued down.
- Paint the the button. Small things like pointed Q-tips and tooth picks are good for itty bitty designs.
- Allow polish or paint to dry between layers.