Easy To Make Rings

Easy Button Rings

A few months ago I saw a tutorial in a magazine, Country Living I think, to make button rings. It seemed so simple the girls and I decided we had to try it ourselves.

Making button rings

We bought a pack of adjustable gunmetal filigree ring bases from this Esty seller; picked up a tube of E6000 industrial strength glue; found an old sheet of sandpaper; and grabbed our box of buttons and assorted treasures.

Once we had all the necessary supplies we spread out a sheet of paper and got to work.


First step-lightly sand the surface of the ring-and the surface of the button or other item you choose to use.

I decided to use a button that had come off one of the girls shirts; Chatter chose a button that came off one of their old dresses; and Chitter made two rings-she used part of an old hair bow they had but never used for some reason and a button I think one of you may have sent us in a pack of buttons a while back.

Adjustable rings easy to make

Using a toothpick spread a thin layer of glue on both surfaces; allow glue to sit 2 minutes. After 2 minutes press the 2 surfaces together and allow to sit for at least 24 hours.

Pinterest how to make a button ring look amazing

Don’t the rings look great! It literally only took a few minutes to make them-a perfect project for kids of any age; for mother’s day gifts; or for any kind of gift; or just to wear. Cheap-easy-and attractive hard to beat that.

Even though we used industrial strength glue, I have my doubts about the bond holding. Definitely not a ring to wear while doing any type of manual labor, but beautiful to wear any other time.



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    lynn legge
    March 28, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    wow tipper.. that is so cute.. wouldnt they be neat as napkin rings? so many ideas and a quick easy project.. hope you and yours have a wonderful Easter , and may you all be blessed with His love.
    big ladybug hugs

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    March 28, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    What a simple and interesting project!
    I wonder what glue would work better?
    God bless.

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    Tim Mc
    March 28, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Ohh don’t show my wife,, that’s got girl wrote all over it,,,I’ll have to revert to velcro,, there want be a button on any thing around here… Looks really good tho…

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    March 28, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Those rings are beautiful! Actually, I ain’t surprised anymore at anything you people do. Can’t tell if those pretty red fingernails are the girl’s or Momma’s but I think that really puts the finishing touches on the rings! To me,there’s nothing more feminine than bright red nails.LOL

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    March 28, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    I have never seen that done before. What a fun and great idea. I must share it friends who have grandchildren especially.

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    March 28, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    I use to make jewelry to sell at craft shows and used E6000 glue as it was recommended.
    To my knowledge there were no breaks and I am sure i would have had complaints had there been.
    I may try making those rings just for fun. I haven’t done shows in several years.

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    B. ruth
    March 28, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I love, love this post! You know I would. Especially, after mentioning “Button Bush” yesterday?? Oooooo! I must’ve got the vibe about buttons and it morphed into the spring blooming Button Bush!
    At any rate, I love the rings! I think the glue is purty substantial. I have used it to glue metal to metal when I made these weird owls out of cans! I put them outside and they held well.
    My Mother had a few jars of old buttons, from the 20’s and later. I have yet to find them. I did get all the jars of white buttons. I am the only girl and of course Mom and I would sew together. I have no idea what has happened to them. I was thinking some of them would make beautiful rings. A good way to use up the old buttons. Of course I would only use one if there were duplicates. I am a button nut and have many jars, assorted by colors in fruit jars. One day I was going to make a canvas of only buttons as a paint. The Seurat paint technique: Pointillism…
    I think I will try these beautiful rings. Great job Tipper and girls. Maybe a ring for every occasion. Broken “earbobs” could also be used, I suppose,
    Thanks Tipper

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    March 28, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    How Neat! All are beautiful rings.
    I think the top left is my

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    jose Luis
    March 28, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Hello tipper
    It is a good idea, I spoke with my granddaughter and I have for tonight “homework” as when children went to school.
    As he talked, I caused much grace, for their nine years, told me, grandfather, who taught you that, your friends from Appalachia?, Really smiled, and of course I said, yes, that’s Mercedes, were my friends.
    Best regards to all, Jose Luis from Argentina.

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    March 28, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Looks like a fun project.

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    Jane Bolden
    March 28, 2013 at 10:51 am

    My daughter and I love the rings. Great idea! I ‘m going to search for old buttons around the house.

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    Karen Larsen
    March 28, 2013 at 10:44 am

    What a great fun project! The rings are beautiful!!

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    Ed Ammons
    March 28, 2013 at 10:34 am

    If youins are still planning driving to Cullowee this afternoon please be careful. There might be some slick spots between you and there.

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    Glynda P. Chambers
    March 28, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Wow, this is great. I love buttons, have collected them for
    years and have several old canning
    jars full. Thanks for sharing and to you and all of your loved
    ones have a Blessed Easter.

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    Gina S
    March 28, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Sigh, no girls to work with, but my grandson might find a button that screams ‘guy.’ They might also make rings for their mommy at Mothers Day. Now I’m off to check out your other ring blog.

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    Kimberly Burnette-Dean
    March 28, 2013 at 9:34 am

    I am so glad that I did not miss this post! I missed your original post about the quarter rings. Now, I am on a mission to find a silver quarter. I can’t wait to get home from work tonight to look through all of my change. 🙂
    I love the idea of the button rings too. I can see this being a really neat program to have at the library where I work.

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    March 28, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Very cool! What a fun project:)

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    Mary Shipman
    March 28, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Love the idea. I am going to save it for one day when some of the grand kids are here.
    Thanks Tipper, Chitter and Chatter.

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    Miss Cindy
    March 28, 2013 at 8:52 am

    How cool is that! Everyone in your house id so very talented. You girls can cook anything, make anything, and are all three A students in school. The Deer Hunter builds smokers, green house, and a high rise chicken house.
    You are. indeed, richly blessed!
    I am so proud of every one of you and I love you a bunch!

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    Bill Burnett
    March 28, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Tipper, this is off subject for today but a friend just reminded me of one of my favorite songs which is great for the Easter Season. If anyone who likes great gospel music will Google “The Barn Again Gang” and click on their rendition of “On my father’s side” I think they will enjoy it also.

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    March 28, 2013 at 8:29 am

    all of these are beautiful

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    Sheryl Paul
    March 28, 2013 at 8:15 am

    I love these especially the oval blue one.

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    Ethelene Dyer Jones
    March 28, 2013 at 7:45 am

    What wonderfully “crafty” people you are, Tipper, and what a precious time to spend with your daughters as you create beauty together! As we observe ‘Maundy Thursday’ today, may we all remember the togetherness and restoration the Lord provided as He taught us the new mandate (commandment) ‘This do, in remembrance of me.” For more on this subject, friends may check my facebook, Ethelene Jones, post. May God bless all of you!

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