Making your own buttons is fun and easy.
If you are a knitter, a dress maker or even a scrapbooker, making your own buttons may be something you’ve thought about doing.
A few years back, when I was creating tutorials for two US based sites, I did one about making buttons from junk.
It was very popular and now I have brought it back for another outing as a very quick picture tutorial over on my YouTube channel.
The supplies and tools you will need for the project.
Making your own buttons the way I show in the video is quite a quick and easy process.
And the best part is you don’t need any expensive materials because I use one of my old favourites – good old fashioned cereal box card!
You can see a similar post here, where I talk about making charms the same way.
The biggest investment when making your own buttons by my methods is the tools you’ll need.
But of course, if you are a crafter, you’ll probably already have the tools and supplies.
But if not, you can find what you need in my Amazon shops.
Or if you are UK based:
In making your own buttons, you have complete control over the style, color and size.
For me, the attraction of making my own buttons was being able to create buttons in exactly the colours or designs I wanted.
For those who are familiar with creating their own designs in Photoshop or a similar design programme, you can make some spectacular button designs in eye-catching colours and patterns.
If you aren’t so adventurous, then you can keep an eye out for lovely colours and designs in glossy magazines or use discarded wrapping paper and wall paper.
In this project, I used various papers I already had and the results were very pretty.
The buttons you see in the picture at the top of this post are not glazed but you will need to glaze your buttons with a robust glazing agent such as Triple Thick or Diamond Glaze.
This will keep them strong and splash-proof. In the tutorial, I use clear nail varnish – so that is an option if you don’t have anything else.