DIY: Chanel Ring

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DIY… Chanel!?  I know.  Two words that don’t really go together.  This all started this summer – a bunch of us were out in the Hamptons remarking over Dree‘s gorgeous Chanel ring.  Turns out, her friend had made it for her out of a vintage Chanel button.  Pretty brilliant, no?  This is the best to add a little Chanel to your life for less (you could also make stud earrings, too!)  I spent hours trolling eBay for the buttons and personally like the peacoat style ones the best… they’re nice and big!

This one is as easy as it gets!

DIY Chanel Ring Materials

Materials:  Vintage Chanel Button // Wire Nippers // Ring Form // E6000 glue

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Using your wire nippers, remove the shank.  This may take a little while to get it nice and smooth.  You could also use a metal file.

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It will look like this.

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Apply a drop of glue to the back of your ring form.

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Carefully stick your ring form to the back of the button and press for 30 seconds.

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Allow to dry!

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  1. OMG this is so stinkin’ cute (and easy)!! Love this DIY!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  2. Cathleen says 1.14.14

    Great idea!

  3. MacKenzie says 1.14.14

    What an amazing idea!!!

    Xo, MacKenzie

  4. Amazing! I love this idea. One of the vendors in the Bryant Park Winter Village used Chanel buttons as necklace clasps on pearls and I SO wanted one.

    Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache

  5. bclaire says 1.14.14

    I totally love this!! At first I saw the title and I thought it would involve recreating the logo or something, but this is WAY cooler. Now to get my hands on a Chanel button…

  6. Dana says 1.14.14

    Awesome idea! I now anticipate spending countless hours searching for Chanel buttons haha

  7. Merritt says 1.14.14

    what a cute idea!!!

    The Style Scribe

  8. Christina says 1.14.14

    This may be one of your best DIY posts yet! So so cute!

  9. Sarah says 1.14.14

    This is so cute, and easy! This is a DIY pretty much anyone can do, thanks for sharing!


  10. Chrissy says 1.14.14

    This is such a fabulous idea! Quite possibly the best DIY I’ve ever seen. Love this! THanks for the inspiration.

  11. Love this!!!!

  12. Holly says 1.14.14

    Love this – I would’ve never thought it would be so easy 😉

  13. Alicia says 1.14.14

    Okay I’m so impressed… definitely need to find my old buttons I have them around here somewhere and do this (finally)! DIY date in Feb sounds kinda perfect. Hope we can make it happen lady! Xx

  14. What a fun and easy idea! A friend made me earrings out of old pins before – I bet you could do that too (though you’d have to have stronger ears or find smaller buttons)!

    Luci’s Morsels – fashion. food. frivolity.

  15. Chelsea Tubbs says 1.14.14

    This is such an amazing idea Grace! Congratulations on your fabulous Everygirl feature today by the way. What an inspiring story girl!

  16. abigail sterling says 1.14.14

    This is AMAZING!!! I love it!

    x abigail, the fabulous life of a natural disaster

  17. this is so totally awesome, grace! i mean, probably the only chanel i can afford is a button and now I can actually do something with it. love!


  18. fshnonmymind says 1.14.14

    Like everyone else I absolutely love this idea! I don’t have any Chanel buttons but I do have a pair of Chanel earrings that I don’t really wear because one of the earrings came off the post and now I’m afraid of it falling off. I might have to repurpose it as a ring especially considering how easy it is.

  19. Kristina says 1.14.14

    This is such a cute idea!!

    Kristina does the Internets

  20. Samantha says 1.14.14

    Nice. Easy and cool. (I once DIY’d a Chanel poppy pin and purse. So, yes, DIY some Chanel.)

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  22. HOUSE of HARPER says 1.14.14

    Now this is a DIY even I could do!

  23. fashionsbit says 1.20.14

    what an amazing idea!

  24. I did a couple of “signet ring” DIYs too 🙂 you can get such nice old buttons these days 🙂

  25. I love this! I want one, I’ll have to start searching for vintage buttons! I also love your blog, first time here and I’ll definitely follow you!