These DIY vintage brooch and button sweater clips are the perfect way to add some classic style to your outfit.
Hi guys, it’s Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life, and today I am here to share some diy sweater clips with you!
I am a big fan of sweaters, apparently a trait I inherited from my grandmother who was a sweater queen.
One of my favorite things to accessorize my sweaters with are sweater clips. I have a few funky handmade sweater clips, but I don’t have any vintage ones in my collection.
So, I decided to make a few new ones with some family brooches I inherited.
Here’s What You Need:
- Brooches or Pins
- Jump Rings
- Sweater Clip Blanks ( I bought mine at JoAnns)
- Chain, Beaded Chain, etc ( I bought my pearl beaded chain at Michaels)
- Jewelry Glue, E6000, Permanent Glue of your choice
- Jewelry Snips or Button Shank Clipper
- Jewelry Pliers
The first thing you need to do is attach your beaded chain to your brooch with a large jump ring.
Open up the jump ring and load on the end of the beaded chain and then close the jump ring.
Then, open up the pin and slide the jump ring onto the pin back then close up the pin again.
Now you need to remove the shank from your button. Using your nippers or button cutter, clip off the shank on the backside of the button so that it is flat.
Now attach the sweater clip to the beaded chain with another jump ring.
Open up the jump ring, load the chain and insert the ring into the hole on the clip then close the jump ring.
To finish your sweater clip, glue the button on the top of the sweater clip blank.
Let the glue dry and then you are ready to wear.
To use, open up the pin and pin it to one side of your sweater at the top. Then clip the other side of the sweater clip to the other side of your sweater at the top.
I absolutely love these sweater clips!
The best thing about them is that they are attached to the brooch with a jump ring, so if you want to wear your pin as just a pin, you can just slip off the rest of the clip from the back of the pin.
These sweater clips are not only adorable, but they are special to me since the pins were my great Aunt Ellen’s who was amazing fun.
I hope you all will give this diy a try with some of pins from your own collection sometime soon. I’ll be back next week with some valentine fun.