DIY Butterfly Nut Ring & Pin

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Hardware store time! I find lots of things in the hardware store attractive, but I haven’t purchased anything for my projects – up until this weekend. I thought butterfly nuts looked really cute, with their wings and all, and the idea of a ring quickly popped into my mind. Want to make your own? It’s super simple!

DIY Butterfly Nut Ring

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What you need:

  • butterfly nut
  • strong glue
  • ring base
  • small bead (mine was from an old toy gun)

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It couldn’t get easier than this: just glue the butterfly nut to the ring base, wait until it dries, and glue the bead! You got yourself a ring. I really like the neon bead against the shape of this nut – I wonder if they come in gold as well? If not, spray paint is probably an option.

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DIY Butterfly Nut Pin

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What you need:

  • butterfly nut
  • strong glue
  • brooch base
  • small bead

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The pin is equally easy to make! Glue a brooch base on one side, dry out, then glue a bead on the other! Very industrial chic, don’t you think?

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