I’ve got a good one for ya’ll today! I don’t know if it’s a Texas grandmother thing but pretty much every grandmother I know has like a bizzillion old buttons stashed away. I mean – what did they think they were going to do with ALL THOSE BUTTONS? Some of them are usually pretty ugly if you actually put them on a shirt. But with a little strategic mix-and-matching you can accessorize in style with a DIY vintage button necklace!

Pretty basic supplies that won’t cost you and arm and a leg.

Lay out your buttons on top of the felt in the design that you want. I recommend overlapping so you can’t see spaces between. As you can see, I also glued some smaller buttons in larger ones to create unique buttons. Once you like your design glue everything together on the felt. Be sure to be careful that your glue doesn’t show but it is still solidly connected.

Once the glue is dry, cut off the excess felt so that none is showing when you flip the design to the front.

It should look like this!

Now just glue your chain to the back of the felt. Be sure to glue it really good so it doesn’t fall off. Another option is you can sew the chain to the felt but Luke was waking up so I had to hurry.

Ta da moment!!

Let’s break down my ensemble today – belt and cardi from Langford Market. Jeans from good ol’ Target.

I love shoes that make strangers come up and tell you how cool they are! And that’s what these shoes do! They are from BED STU purchased from Leo Square.

So, what do you think? You like? Don’t forget to add to Pinterest and don’t forget to follow The sTORIbook on Facebook!

This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori

13 Responses

  1. FringeGirl

    Love your necklace! And your outfit. Very cool sandals (that kind of look like boots). 😉

  2. Jackie Kirkindoll

    I’m digging the necklace and the boot/sandals!

  3. mini

    I have been collecting buttons for so long and finally decided to make a necklace out of them. How cool that I ran into this post! Right on time and well done!

    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      I’m so glad this blog post is perfect timing for you! I love my DIY necklace! Every time I wear it I get loads of compliments!


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