Welcome to Scrapbuster Month at Sara vs. Sarah! Everyday during the month of March we will be posting a new scrapbusting project. Without further adieu, let's do some spring stash cleaning.
Can beads be scraps? I say definitely! How many times have you had leftover beads from a project? If you’re anything like me, you throw these strays together in a box or jar and it becomes a sort of “bead soup.” So lets take that bead soup and turn it into a beautiful button perfect for embellishing just about anything.
|My bead soup box--mixes of leftover beads.|
- Some bead soup (a melange of leftover beads) – smaller scale beads like seed beads work best
- A shank back button or covered button base
- Strong, clear drying, multi-surface glue
Step 1: Cover the top of your button with glue (I used E6000).
|Tip: Add a twisty-tie to the back of the button to give yourself something to hang on to while you are working with the button.|
Step 2: Dip your button into the beads and twist it around until it is covered in beads. Let dry.
Step 3: When dry, cover the beaded button with glue and dip again. Do this as many times as needed (at least twice; I dipped three times) to completely cover the button in beads.
Certainly, you don’t have to limit this to buttons. Why not a brooch, earrings, or a fancy-pants cocktail ring? This is so quick and easy that you’d think Sara came up with it!