10.30.2014

Turning ugly earrings into swanky buttons

Remember these big wood earrings from the gigantic garage sale I went to a couple of weeks ago? Well I decided to turn them into funky buttons this week...



First was sanding the surface and removing the design...



I then painted some of the shapes different colours while leaving some spots au natural - those areas I added oil to in order to bring out the grain.



Once the paint dried I added a couple of coats of varathane. And then I turned my updated earrings into buttons. I drilled a small hole into the back then I screwed in eyelets. Easy peasy!



And here they are done! Not sure what I'll use them for - maybe a scarf, maybe a pillow cover. Who knows! But they are darn cute and funsie!



A quick how to... I love cheap and easy DIY updates!



And yup... I started painting more thrift store finds. These are nearly done. One more coat of varathane then they're good to go!



Next I'm working on Xmas projects for upcoming workshops. I have four Crafternoons in November and one in December. Next month will be busy!

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