DIY Button Rings

I LOVE buttons. Seriously. I just never know what to do with some of the more unusual or particularly interesting ones. Alas, a solution–button rings. You can transform any button (plastic, wooden, metal, fabric) of your liking into an accessory. 

DIY Button Rings


To make your own butto ring, all you need is a button of your choice, a ring back, and glue. I personally prefer E6000. For ring backs, I typically buy mine from Etsy. Buying ring backs in bulk is not only obviously cheaper, but fabulous to have around for any future projects.

Using buttons with flat backs tend to be easiest; however, you can cut off the loop in the back with scissors or wire cutters and file it down if neccesary so the surface is even. 

DIY Button Ring Supplies


Add any details to the button as you desire. For this particular ring, I decided to add neutral colored thread in the button holes prior to gluding the ring. As you can see in the first picture, I sometimes will even leave the button as is.

Dab a bit of glue on the ring back and then secure the button to it. I recommend holding the button and ring back firmly in place for about a minute to give the glue time to set.

Finished DIY Button Ring

Like I said, the possibilities are endless and Iam constantly making new rings.

Made your own? Post a picture in the comments! I would love to see what your creative self came up with.


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2 Comments on DIY Button Rings

  1. Rylee
    August 17, 2012 at 7:24 pm (6 years ago)

    How do you find ring backs?

  2. PinkFlamingoStudio
    August 17, 2012 at 7:39 pm (6 years ago)

    Rylee–I order my ring backs through vendors on Etsy. You should be able to find ones that work best for you over there! 


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