DIY: Button Brooch

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By Julissa

Thought buttons were only for clothes? Well not anymore…. There are so many ways you can use buttons to dress your outfits, and I don’t mean on your clothes. Here is a fun brooch made out of buttons. It’s easy and affordable, you can use any buttons you want. I made this brooch with metal and pearl buttons.

Materials:

Directions:

  • Take the pliers and cut the shanks off the buttons. Note: the largest button maybe hard to cut shank off, you don’t have to cut that one off.
  • Take the largest button and apply glue in the back of the button and glue it on to the pin back. Glue it directly next to the shank. Take the 24l/15mm button (which is the next size down) and apply glue on the back. Glue part of the button on the large and the other part on the pin back.
  • Do the same with the smaller button, Apply glue on the back and glue part of it on the button and part of it on the pin back.
  • take the bigger pearl and glue it a little to the side of the small metal button.
  • then take the small pearl button and glut it next to the bigger pearl and directly on to the pin back.

DIY Accessory Brooch

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By Dara

M&J Bridal Salon Accessories- Necklace Style#44880 & Large Cage Veil Style#42929

There are so many great reasons for DIY projects, to save money, to create something you can’t find, to re-use something you don’t use, but most importantly to show your creativity and personality. And here’s something that works great anywhere and I mean anywhere. For a wedding or everyday use, this fabric brooch looks great in the hair, accessory, clothing and even your wedding dress.

Materials:

M&J Bridal Salon Accessory Necklace Style# 44880

Instructions:

  1. The length of each material depends on how you want to design your flower brooch.  For this particular project.  Here is what I did.
  2. I took a 4” long pleated taffeta and folded ½” on both sides and used the glue gun to attach it to the felt.  Make sure you don’t lay it down too straight or it’ll end up looking a little awkward.  Slight bend both sides a little and glue it down.  Be careful, the glue gun is extremely hot.
  3. Next I took about 2” of a double row rhinestone trim and glued it on top of the pleated ribbon to cover the ribbons stitches that it came with.
  4. Next is making the flower.
    1. For the larger flower, I used about 3/4 of a yard of Midori Dupinoi ribbon.  On one end, tie a loose knot.  Make it as flat as possible.
    2. Next lay the ribbon down on a table and with two finger, hold down the knot.
    3. With the other hand, start flipping the ribbon over one small section at a time.  The ribbons should over lap each other as you also turn the ribbon on the table to form a flower.   You can make the flower as tight or loose as you would like, but just remember to hold it down so it stays in shape.

    4. When you’re complete with the flower, tuck the end down underneath the flower and carefully pick up the flower to glue it down onto the felt.  Glue it close to the rhinestone trim.

    1. Repeat steps a-d for the other two flowers
    2. When you’re done gluing the entire flower down, glue the loose pearls onto the center of the flower.
    3. Also glue pieces of the rhinestones along areas where you can visibly see the felt.
    4. Next, take the scissors and carefully trim the brooch.  Be careful not to get too close to the flower and not to trim too far.
    5. Lastly, glue the accessory clip onto the back of the felt.  With this clip, you can add it onto your hair, clothing or anywhere you like.

Accessories are from our M&J Bridal Salon

Call 1-800-9MJTRIM to Purchase.

Necklace Style# 44880

Large Cage Veil Style#42929