5 Minute Button Rings with TUTORIAL

I work with a group of 8-11 year old girls at church. My partner and I are always looking for ways to teach the girls life skills and to have fun together. I came up with this simple button ring to teach the girls how to sew a button and then make a cute ring out of it. But honestly, I think it’s pretty darn cute too! While we were home for Christmas, I scored some of my Grandma’s vintage fabric {yeah, I about peed my pants when I got it! So excited to create with some yummy vintage threads}and I used little corners of it for these rings.
Here’s another one I made. We are making these tonight at our activity, wish me luck! 10 girls with needles….I may be rethinking this one! lol
But you’ll be so proud of me, I have the tutorial already done. Here it is!

Supplies:

  • buttons, vintage ones would be awesome!
  • elastic cord, 3 inches for each (you’ll trim it later)
  • scissors
  • needle and thread
  • scraps of fabric
  • hot glue gun
Cut a small piece of fabric, just big enough to work with and bigger than your button.
 
 Sew on the button.
(if you need a separate tutorial on sewing a button, just let me know ;)
 
 Here’s my sewn button. Trim off the excess fabric around the button.
 
 Wrap the elastic cord around your finger and tie a knot.
 
Trim the excess cord down.
Hot glue the cord ring to the back of the fabric.

Linked with Beyond the Picket Fence
*Added Later* These were a huge hit with the girls in my church group. They loved them! We had 12 girls come and it took about 30 minutes to make these as a group.

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Linda
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥
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  1. 1
    michelle@somedaycrafts

    Oh your achievement days girls must LOVE you!!!

  2. 2
    Leslie

    Those are so cute!!! I want to make some for myself.

  3. 3
    jacque4u2c

    Just adorable! My nine year old is going to love this project! I always like to print things like this out and then have it on hand when her girlfriends come over to hang out.

  4. 4
    T's Daily Treasures

    Absolutely adorable. Great craft for the girls. I would even wear one! Good luck. Blessings, Tammy

  5. 5
    Kasey Hunt

    Thanks for this. I'm A.D. leader as well. My girls will love this.

  6. 6
    laterg8r

    what a sweet project for the girls :D

  7. 7
    Jaimie

    cute. i make something similar!

  8. 8
    Jill

    I love these and I have a MILLION buttons!
    -Jill

  9. 9
    angelina la dawn

    so easy and cute! and they're very popular right now :)

  10. 10
    KatOfDiamonds

    LOVE this! I am actually going to make something similar and blog about it BUT I'll link back! ;o) <3

  11. 11
    Lori

    Love it! I bet my daughter would love to make something like that.

    i'm hosting my 1st party and would love for you to link up…

  12. 13
    Amanda @ Serenity Now

    Love love love!! Can't believe I missed this one. :) I totally need to come down to R for a morning and we can do a crafty project!! :)

  13. 14
    Jessica Padilla Muro

    I love those rings! I will have to make some for my self =)

  14. 15
    Diane at InMyOwnStyle

    I am a buttonaholic and always love to see new ideas for using them. This ring is darling.

  15. 16
    bec4

    Love these! Thanks so much for joining my first linky party.

  16. 17
    Robin

    How Cute!!!! I love these!
    and I'm sure the "tweens" love them too.

  17. 20
    KatOfDiamonds

    Thanks for commenting!!!

    >.< also thanks to letting me know my link back to you was broken! it is now fixed!

  18. 21
    Heidi Marie

    i'm like, a month late but man!!! I have a button fettish and I just haven't figured out until now what to do with my very favorite buttons!

  19. 22
    Anonymous

    I would also add a little bling – stick to the center. I little hot glued crystal.

  20. 25
    Cabby Crafter

    So adorable Linda!

  21. 26
    CherishedHearts Vintage

    These are so cute! I can't wait to try this with my little niece.