I first covered the Jenni Bowlin buttons in Mod Podge on both sides. While they were drying, I cut two 8 inch strands of steel chain with my wire cutters for each necklace. Once the buttons were dry, I used my paper piercer to punch small holes in the sides of each button. I then attached the buttons and gem links in the order seen on the necklace using jump rings and needle nose pliers. I finished each necklace off with a jump ring and claw clasp at the ends of the chains. Each one took me about 15 to 20 minutes. Easy peasy and super cute!
So, these paper balls have been around for a while. But what I love that’s different about these is that the first set is made with recycled Christmas cards instead of patterned papers, and the second set includes different shapes (like squares) for a different look as well as some photos added to the flat sides. Very cute and clever twists on an old favorite. CLICK HERE to get the how-to for the recycled card ornaments, and CLICK HERE for some downloadable templates for the photo ornaments. Yep. Martha.
I also thought I’d share a little how-to for this chipboard button necklace. My daughters and I made one each for them and for some neighbor friends.