Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Finishing Touch

My Civil War dress needed one last touch: a brooch for the neckline. While shopping at Joanns Fabrics I found a package of two beautiful buttons that along with a pin would make a lovely, inexpensive handmade brooch! The process is fairly easy -

1. Using a sharp craft knife (be careful!) cut the button loop off a decorative button.

{Before} ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ {After}

2. Sand any remaining plastic stubs smooth. I used a Dremel tool.

3. Using tacky craft glue, attach pin (available at craft stores such as Joanns). Let dry completely.

A handmade brooch!

Have a lovely weekend!


Hannah said...

It is be-a-u-tiful!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!

God Bless!


P.S. A jewelry crimping tool (sort of like pliers) works well for cutting the round part off the button too!

Kristy said...

Thanks for the tip, Hannah!


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