I bought this sweater ages ago at Goodwill. I think I wore it once and then the dog got ahold of it and chewed one of the buttons off. She’s a charming animal.

The logical thing to do would be to sew all new buttons on, but I have an abhorrence for sewing buttons. I don’t get it either, but there it is.

An easy solution? Clip-on earrings!

All three below used to belong to my grandmother. The two faux pearl earrings are my favorites, though I do use all of them.

You just push the clip through the hole where the button used to be. The threads will have left a small hole in the fabric; you’ll just have to shove the earring through.

And then through the buttonhole on the other side.

That’s that! Much faster than sewing on buttons, and it has the look of a brooch or sweater clip.

Have fun!