Do you have more buttons than you know what to do with? Why not make button rings!
You’ll need buttons with two or four holes and elastic cord. I’ve bought the buttons in a thrift store and I found the cord in a local craft store. Pull the cord through the holes and tie a knot. I tried a couple of times before I got the perfect loop size. The best would be if you could borrow a finger to tie it around.
Now this is not the first time I’ve made rings and things from buttons. Also check out:
This got to be the easiest way to make toy houses for kids. Learn how you also can make these house blocks!
You need the following supplies: Construction wood 1.9 x 1.9 in / 48 x 48 mm, a machinist square, a miter saw and rough sandpaper.
Start with using the machinist square and draw a line where you want the roof to start. Set the saw to 45 degree angle and saw in from each side. If you don’t have a power miter saw you can use a miter box and a plain saw. When done sawing, use the sand paper and smooth the edges of the house.
My son started to play with them right away – success! It has nothing to do with the small cars 😉 The houses also looks great as decor in a window sill.
A while back I saw a girl wearing earrings that looked like the head of hex bolts, and I thought to myself: I can make that! Here’s how I made Hex Bolt Earrings.
I used the following supplies: Hex bolts, a hacksaw, a vise, E-6000 glue, earring posts and earrings backs. What took most of my time was finding the right bolts. I settled with a hex bolt head size of 0.4 in / 1 cm.
When you’ve got all the supplies, the making should take you no more than ten minutes. 1. Fasten a hex bolt in the vise and saw off the bolt’s head. Repeat this one time. 2. Glue on the posts.
I think this looks really cool, especially with the numbers and letters. I wonder what else there is to make from bolts and scews, any ideas, anyone?