Easy Button Rings

Creating these cute rings is all fun and easy. Use a variety of materials to transform a button into a fabulous ring!
Easy Button Rings craft


  • Large or medium-sized buttons
  • Self-hardening clay or salt dough
  • Pipe cleaner
  • White glue (optional)
  • Things to decorate your ring: rhinestones, beads, gem-style stickers, sequins, pompoms, etc.

Safety Tips

  • Small craft materials such as beads and wiggle eyes are choking hazards. These are not suitable for children below the age of three.
  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help.. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.


Step 1 Easy Button Rings 1. The two basic materials you need for this project are buttons and pipe cleaners. Choose a button that is the right size to wear on your finger.
Step 2 Easy Button Rings 2. Cut a 2 to 3-inch length of pipe cleaner.
Step 3 Easy Button Rings 3. Bend the pipe cleaner in the middle and insert both ends through the button holes.
Step 4 Easy Button Rings Ask for an adult's help.4. Intertwine the two ends of the pipe cleaner, keeping the metal tips folded in for safety. Make sure that the pipe cleaner ring fits snugly around your finger.
Step 5 Easy Button Rings 5. Fill the top surface of the button with self-hardening clay or homemade salt dough.
Step 6 Easy Button Rings 6. Decorate your ring by embedding small objects like rhinestones, gem-style stickers, beads, and sequins onto the clay. Below are some suggestions that can give you some style ideas for your ring.
Step 7 Easy Button Rings 7. Creating a lovely ring need not be hard at all. I completed my first ring with just two items- a flower rhinestone embellished with a gem-style sticker on top.
Step 8 Easy Button Rings 8. Beads and a checkered brad (trim off the metal ends) were used to come up with this colorful Bohemian ring.
Step 9 Easy Button Rings 9. You can make rings for your friends on Valentine's Day. The ring on the left was decorated with heart stickers, rhinestones, and glitter glue. The butterfly ring on the right was made using heart sequins for the wings, rhinestones for the body, and pipe cleaner for the antennae.
Step 10 Easy Button Rings 10. You can also make character rings! The panda ring was made using white self-hardening clay and decorated with wiggle eyes, a bead for the nose, two pompoms for the ears and black paint for the eye patches and mouth. The sun ring was made with yellow clay, sprinkled on with gold glitter and decorated with wiggle eyes, heart-shaped gem-style stickers for the sunrays and a moon-shaped gem-style sticker for the mouth.
Step 11 Easy Button Rings 11. There are endless possibilities so be creative with the existing materials that you have. When you're happy with your design, allow the clay to set overnight. Enjoy wearing your fabulous rings!