Thursday, May 10, 2012

Covered Button Ring Tutorial

 I've made a few of these rings but hadn't thought of posting about them on the blog, until a friend suggested it. So I thought I'd put together a little tutorial of how I make them.

What you'll need-

ring blank with a flat pad (I got mine here)
cover button kit (I used 3/4" for the yellow, green & blue, 1" for the elephant; I get mine at JoAnn's)
scrap of fabric
hot glue gun & glue
 Start with one uncovered button and back.
 Remove the metal loop on the back. I do this by wiggling and moving it around until it slips out, you could also use needle nose pliers.
 Cut a circle of fabric the size indicated on the cover button box- if you have an image be sure to center it in the circle.
 Then create the button (if you haven't done this before, the box that the cover buttons come in has good instructions). As you do this be careful to keep your image centered- which is more difficult than you'd think- as you can see, my elephant isn't perfect, but I've had worse.
 Now grab your ring blank and heated hot glue gun. I squeeze enough glue into the back of the button to fill it, but not overflow. Then press the ring blank pad into the hot glue and hold until cooled.
 There, you have a darling custom make ring.
Now, go forth and make 1... or 4!
Obviously I'm not a hand model, but I wanted to include this picture for perspective on the size of the button.


  1. I love my ring and wear it all the time, but try not to get it wet when I wash! :) Thanks for always sharing your talents!

  2. I'm so glad you posted these rings! When you wore it to bake group I was in LOVE! I can't wait to attempt them...