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Crafts with Buttons

Updated on May 19, 2013

'Cute as a Button' Crafts

A button can be functional, but it can also be fashionable. Put your old collection of funky buttons to good use, or go to the craft store and buy a bag of assorted buttons. To find really unique buttons, check thrift stores and vintage clothing shops. Once you have some buttons you like, turn them into unique crafts and clever embellishments. Decorate your house, clothes, or bags and dazzle your friends.

Button Picture Frames

Recover an old picture frame or find one at a local thrift store to decorate. Using hot or super glue either cover the entire frame or add just a few buttons to make an interesting pattern. Try spelling out a word (like love) or arrange the buttons to make a design like the petals of a flower.

Button Rings

Start with a plastic or metal ring base which you can purchase at a craft store. You might also try revamping an old ring. Using hot or super glue, layer buttons on the ring to create a new piece of fancy finger jewelry. Combine different patterns and colors. Make a bunch and give them away as gifts; all your friends will be wearing them.

Button Necklace and Earrings

Buy some necklace and earring-making hardware at the craft store. To make a necklace, use embroidery thread and work buttons together with beads to make a one-of-a-kind piece. Try making a button choker or go with a long and flowing design. For earrings, use thread or wire to fashion some new ear flair.

Button Cards

Get cardstock or pre-made cards and decorate with buttons! Make a seasonal greeting, say thank you, or celebrate a birthday with a button-adorned card. Actually sew the buttons to the paper or use glue or a sticky adhesive. You can even use buttons to beautify the envelope.

Button Wreath

Start with a cardboard or pre-made base in the desired shape. Add buttons in a random or set pattern to create a full decorative wreath. Consider the colors, a red and green button wreath would be a great addition to your Christmas d├ęcor. Or, use lots of colorful buttons to make a wreath that is appropriate all year round.

Button Your Clothes

Sew buttons on your jean pockets, backpack, purse, or other clothing items. Change out an existing button for a more stylish one, or add new buttons with needle and thread. Sew buttons to the strap of a purse, or on the collar or sleeve of a shirt.


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