Surface Design for Buttons

 I love these big 2" wood buttons from Blumenthal Lansing. And, you know me. If it is big enough to decorate, then I am doing it. These days, buttons come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and designs, so you can almost always find the perfect button for your project. But, just in case you need to personalize further, here are three ideas.


 1. Fill the center with Dimensional Magic or craft glue.


 Sprinkle seed beads into the wet glue.

 2. Choose a fabric.


 Decoupage it to cover the front of the button. After the fabric is dry, re-open the button holes with something sharp or pointy. I used a small nail to start the holes and widened them with the handle end of a small paintbrush.


3. Just paint. This is Folk Art Poppy, Yellow Lime, and Licorice.


Use any of these on your craft projects. They will not wash very well, but you can use them on clothing. Stitch through the buttonholes with thread. Don't attach them to anything, just put thread in the holes. Knot it so it will stay. Then attach it to the garment with these pins. When you wash the garment, just un-pin them. Make a different set of buttons for a sweater or jacket for each holiday......


I hope this has sparked your Vitamin C and you have more ideas for designing your own buttons.


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2 creative thoughts:

Shasta @ intheoldroad { November 11, 2011 at 11:23 PM }
Good ideas...thanks for sharing
trieschman { June 20, 2012 at 9:38 PM }
What a fun idea. I have shared a link to your post on The Craft Connection.
http://craft-connection.blogspot.com/2012/06/decorative-buttons.html

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