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Vintage Craft!
I made this vintage button necklace recently and I loved how it turned out. Check out the tutorial.

Posted by Muhaiminah Faiz from Sylhet, Sylhet Division, Bangladesh • Published See Muhaiminah Faiz's 192 projects »
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  • How to make a button necklace. DIY Vintage Button Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Most vintage buttons usually have a small loops on their back. With the help of the cutting pliers you can cut the loops off. Try to cut off them neatly and make the bottom of the button as flat as possible.

  • How to make a button necklace. DIY Vintage Button Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut off the loops of all the buttons you will need for making the necklace.

  • How to make a button necklace. DIY Vintage Button Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Before gluing the buttons on the base fabric, arrange them on a flat surface and try to create a nice pattern. Keep the pattern you like in your mind or take a picture.

  • How to make a button necklace. DIY Vintage Button Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Measure and cut enough rexine to make the necklace. Prepare satin ribbon, we'll use this for the closure. Cut enough satin ribbon to tie a bow knot at the back of your neck. I took 20 inches long satin ribbon. Burn both ends of the ribbon after cutting it. Glue the satin ribbon with the rexine or faux leather as shown in the picture.

    Keep even amount of ribbon on both sides of the rexine or faux leather.

  • How to make a button necklace. DIY Vintage Button Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Apply hot glue on the back side of the button and quickly place the button on it's position (on the rexine). Do not glue the buttons on a straight row. Create a slightly curvy pattern like I did.

  • How to make a button necklace. DIY Vintage Button Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    I didn't have small buttons but I had to fill the small empty spaces. After gluing all the buttons, add some faux pearl beads to fill the small spaces.

  • How to make a button necklace. DIY Vintage Button Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Trim fabric neatly near the border of the buttons so that it can't be seen. Use sewing scissors to cut the rexine or faux leather.

  • How to make a button necklace. DIY Vintage Button Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Burn the top side of the trimmed fabric to secure the satin fabric.
    It looks stunning, right? Enjoy!

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