DIY: Button Statement Rings

It’s September and that means it’s time to add another statement piece to your collection…. obviously! I heart almost every piece Nicole Richie designs for House Of Harlow 1960, especially her oversized rings. As amazing as these rings are they’re also an easy DIY. My friend Jenni, from I Spy DIY, did a project a few months back where she transformed buttons into earrings. #SuperFab This got me thing…let’s transform buttons into statement rings!

Buttons, buttons everywhere!! Someone please tell me why I’ve collected all these buttons.

Materials: Buttons, Clippers, Glue, Rings With Flat Tops (available at the jewelry supply store)

Use your clippers to remove the shank from the back of the button.

Once you’ve made the back of the button flat, use an ample amount of glue to secure the ring to the back of the button.

Here’s another hint: If you can’t find a flat ring base, Ring Pops are a fun alternative. After you’ve removed the candy and cleaned the ring base,  grab your Kylon spray and paint it.

Once the base has dried, glue on the button.

I now thing I have enough new statement rings to get me through the month.

104 responses

  1. amazingggggggggg! I love the idea! i’m gonna buy some ring bases tomorrow!

    thank you dear !


    September 1, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    • tahneezia

      OMG Love this will be treating my daughter to sing pops and making these ring….love it!!!

      September 2, 2011 at 1:43 pm

  2. this is such an awesome idea!! thanks for sharing!

    September 1, 2011 at 5:17 pm

  3. Jessa Damacion

    Thanks for your post! I have the hardest time finding ring blanks at the craft stores by where I live, so the ring pop idea was eye opening 🙂

    September 1, 2011 at 10:18 pm

  4. Brilliant! How *did* you collect so many gorgeous buttons?? I especially love the pearl baroque one.

    September 2, 2011 at 7:56 am

  5. 2 snaps and stars for you! This is a great post-and thanks for sharing! Do you want to repost on my site? I know the fashionable gals and teens would love to do this stylish craft.

    September 2, 2011 at 11:50 am

    • Of course! Repost away. Thanks for sharing it with your readers.

      September 2, 2011 at 1:51 pm

  6. SO fun! I need to do this!!

    September 2, 2011 at 11:56 am

  7. heheee;))) I did it a few day ago and it’s so much fun! I looked for rings with flat tops for a while, but finally managed to find them and set to work!

    staklene bombone

    September 4, 2011 at 2:19 am

  8. Such a good idea for using buttons that are too dramatic for coats. I did something similar to this recently but using wire instead of a ring base and taking advantage of button holes:

    September 4, 2011 at 8:05 pm

  9. This is such an amazing idea!!!! I imagine you can do the same with earring backs as well and maybe even make a pendant as well or brooch. I love your blog and all the great DIY ideas.

    September 5, 2011 at 11:48 am

  10. You’re so so cute. Love your sense of humour. (And of course your gorgeous ideas).

    September 6, 2011 at 3:18 am

  11. These are fantastic! Love how they look all together, would be great in a photoshoot.

    September 8, 2011 at 12:17 am

  12. Sally Baucum

    This is a awesome idea and I have the buttons so one more project for my winter crafts thanks for the idea

    September 8, 2011 at 8:15 am

    • I love her idea too! I used her idea but substituted a Natural Rock Bead instead (4 for 99cent) check out my website to see if you like mine as well!

      xx Jess James

      September 13, 2011 at 5:51 pm

  13. these are AWESOME

    September 13, 2011 at 12:54 pm

  14. OMG! why didn’t I think of this?!

    Im off to check michaels for any cool beads/buttons to do this!
    thanks again for more inspiration!

    Check out my Fashion DIY blog!

    xx Jessica James

    September 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm

  15. Ok… im back! i substituted the buttons for Natural rock (4 for 99cents) and made really pretty rings! 🙂 thanks for the inspiration.

    go to to see my final product 🙂

    xx Jess James

    September 13, 2011 at 5:50 pm

  16. I freakin love this! I collect buttons and now I will have SO many button rings! OMG i want to go home and craft NAO!

    September 14, 2011 at 9:02 am

  17. such a great diy tipp

    September 21, 2011 at 1:18 am

  18. thank you for sharing!!! I reblogged at
    hope you don’t mind 🙂 (if you do I’ll cancel it)

    October 12, 2011 at 11:48 pm

  19. Matilda

    Amazing! Looks like a lot of fun 🙂 I always wonder what to do with extra buttons, but now the problem is solved! Thanks!

    October 14, 2011 at 1:01 am

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  22. serina y. mitchell

    I Love It! You Go Girl! We should get together; I am a fashionista crafter also.

    November 9, 2011 at 7:44 am

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  24. OH EM GEE !!! I’m definitely going to have to try this !!!

    November 23, 2011 at 10:19 pm

  25. I love this idea! I’m having trouble with where to find flat ring bases, if you know where would love to know where you got yours. Thanks 🙂

    December 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm

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  27. Dru McClellan

    Great idea for broaches and vintage pins too! Thanks!!

    December 30, 2011 at 10:55 am

  28. love this!!!!!

    January 11, 2012 at 6:27 am

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  34. OMG, BRILLIANT!!! I love your rings and ideas! Totally doing this!

    February 16, 2012 at 8:00 pm

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  38. Cheryl

    Oh, I absolutely love the idea of the RING POPS… I work with a theatre group and do the costumes… lots of times I am asked for jewelry to go with the costume…. Especially a King or something of that sort… I have improvised..but the RING POP idea is just classic…never thought of that base..Thanks for sharing…this will make the next job easier

    March 11, 2012 at 9:42 pm

  39. WOW amazing 🙂

    March 14, 2012 at 6:30 am

  40. cool idea!

    March 14, 2012 at 6:17 pm

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  44. wow what a fantastic idea for old buttons!!!!

    April 9, 2012 at 7:38 pm

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  46. This is such a great idea! Would love to try it! Button collection actually sounds like a great idea, you can do so much with them! What an awesome way to personalize accessories! 🙂

    April 18, 2012 at 4:21 am

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  48. isha

    Now I have something to giveaway for my kids and friends alike.

    April 25, 2012 at 9:40 am

  49. Robin

    Your title has a typo.

    May 5, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    • Thank you for mentioning that!! That post has been up forever and no one every mentioned that. Thanks!

      May 7, 2012 at 8:27 am

  50. These look super cool! I like them! 😀

    May 7, 2012 at 4:22 pm

  51. ansari firdous

    simple, easy, economical and very stylish

    May 12, 2012 at 3:34 am

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  53. Reblogged this on Urban Heart.

    May 19, 2012 at 8:45 am

  54. Cleverly Crafty! We love it.

    May 26, 2012 at 3:01 pm

  55. what made this DIY amazing to me??? that I have another excuse to eat ring pop candies!!! That inspiration of the ring pop is Great! 😀

    May 29, 2012 at 11:30 am

  56. Great post love the rings!

    Jewelry Rage

    May 29, 2012 at 11:41 am

  57. Great post I love the rings!

    Jewelry Rage

    May 29, 2012 at 11:42 am

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  59. Great idea!

    June 1, 2012 at 7:43 pm

  60. Hot Trendz

    I love those rings so unique!! If anybody wants anymore unique rings and jewelry check out **** !!

    June 3, 2012 at 11:49 am

  61. Amazing!!!! To Cute!!!!

    July 4, 2012 at 9:47 am

  62. I have a stone that is smooth, would this work also?

    July 5, 2012 at 12:46 pm

  63. Sami

    Thank you so much, I am getting ready to move & leave a terrific group of friends. I was hoping I could find/think of something handmade to give them as a gift. This will be perfect. Everyone will get something unique but similar. Also not store purchased. Again, thank you for your brilliant idea. My friends are going to be so touched by this one ❤

    PS Found u on Pinterest, if you like to keep track of that & I did re pin you!!!

    July 7, 2012 at 4:20 am

  64. Amazing!!thanks for sharing.

    July 13, 2012 at 1:03 pm

  65. amazing 🙂 just made one myself! Such a great idea ❤

    July 18, 2012 at 2:26 am

  66. so cool!

    July 19, 2012 at 10:21 am


    August 15, 2012 at 8:13 am

  68. I have been considering adding rings to my repertoire! This is the perfect way for me to start. .. THANK YOU!!

    August 18, 2012 at 9:08 am

  69. Deryl Jenkins

    I’ve got been searching for this…thank you!

    August 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm

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  72. Love your button’s new reincarnation!! I did something similar some months ago and everybody loved them! (
    Big kisses from Barcelona 🙂

    November 6, 2012 at 12:56 am

    • So cool!!!! xoxo

      November 13, 2012 at 7:24 am

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  75. AJ

    Great Ideal!

    December 4, 2012 at 5:48 am

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  78. Tried it out today and loved it! Here a link to my result 🙂

    January 26, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    • Thanks for sharing! This looks fantastic!! xoxo

      January 27, 2013 at 12:13 pm

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    Reblogged this on What Brogue.

    February 19, 2013 at 6:29 am

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  82. These are great! I love statement rings so I’ll definitely be trying this.

    March 6, 2013 at 9:40 am

  83. WOW. definitely LIKE!

    March 10, 2013 at 11:40 pm

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      March 10, 2013 at 11:40 pm

  84. I started making jewellery years ago when I used to play in my grandmothers button box.
    I love these designs I think they are very imagintive

    March 12, 2013 at 3:29 pm

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  89. Pinki20

    Cool. Have to try to make 1 myself.

    June 22, 2013 at 10:06 pm

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  92. Good idea!

    October 14, 2013 at 8:11 pm

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  95. Very beautiful, I’ve a lot of buttons, I collect them and now I know I to use them

    May 25, 2014 at 12:22 pm

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