Self-cover button jewellery – your craft

Welcome to our weekly column where readers share their craft projects. If you’ve made something easy, yet original and fabulous, send us a list of materials, a note of your steps and two or three finished product shots (at least 2oB in size, if digital) and you could win a prize pack of products from Stampin’ Up, valued at $100. Don’t forget to include a few words about yourself too!

Send your project to [email protected]

Project by Sally Bethwyn Randell

You’ll need:

  • A button blank – whatever size you like (from craft stores)

  • oaterial – satin or cotton

  • Scissors, cotton, needle,

  • Fabric or acrylic paints, fine paintbrush, water to rinse brush, paper and pencil, or pen to sketch out your picture first

  • Extras – feathers or sequins, glue, jewellery findings – brooch pin or earring hooks.


  1. Cut material to circle size as per button blank instructions.
  1. Follow the button blank instructions to tack and then stitch the material to the button blank.
  1. Transfer your picture from your sketch to the material on the finished covered button with pencil or pen.
  1. Paint your picture.
  1. once paint is dry, glue on extras.
  1. If making a brooch, either use a small safety pin for the back or snip off the plastic buttonhole part and glue on a brooch pin. If making earrings, snip off the plastic buttonhole part and glue the jewellery findings on the back.

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