The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Crafting with Buttons

Monday, April 14, 2014

Crafting with Buttons


Have you seen the fabulous craft supplies I received from Pink Flamingo Ephemera? This lovely shop sells vintage paper and craft supplies that are truly unique. Be sure to take a peek!

The vintage buttons really got my creativity flowing. Here are five simple craft ideas for buttons...


Supplies:
buttons
earring posts and backs
E6000 or other strong adhesive

Directions:
1. Gather your materials. Pick out buttons that would make good earrings and are large enough for the earrings posts.
2. Use your adhesive to glue an earring post to each button.
3. Allow them to dry. Slide the earring backs onto the posts.
4. Wear or gift your new earrings!

Supplies:
buttons
mini clothes pins
magnet strips
scissors
E6000 or other strong adhesive

Directions:
1. Gather your materials.
2. Glue a button to the top of each clothespin.
3. Cut a magnet strip into pieces the same width as the clothespins. Peel off the backing and stick the magnet pieces along the side opposite the button.
4. Place and use your magnets on any magnetic surface.

Supplies:
buttons
ribbon or necklace chain

Directions:
1. Find some buttons with wide slits.
2. Pick out a necklace chain or ribbon.
3. Slide the chain or ribbon through the slits on the button. (If you used a ribbon, tie the ends together and snip them at an angle.
4. Wear or gift this unique accessory.

Supplies:
paper clips
buttons

Directions:
1. Pick out buttons with the holes at the back.
2. Thread each button onto a paperclip.
3. Use your button bookmarks...
4. Or give one along with a book to that avid reader you know and love.

Supplies:
twine or ribbon
ribbon punch
button
paper bag

Directions:
1. Gather your supplies.
2. Fold the top of the bag over and punch through all of the layers with the ribbon punch.
3. Thread the twine through both the slits in the bag and the button. Make a knot to secure the button and cut off the excess twine.
4. Now you have a way to wrap one of the cute ideas above if you want to give one as a gift!

What would you make with vintage buttons?
Happy crafting!
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13 comments:

  1. Wow! I love what you've done with the buttons. Thanks for sharing my shop and your creativity!

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  2. Eeeek - so cute! All these button projects are adorable! I need to start making me some button earrings ASAP! ~ Erika @ Yay for Handmade

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  3. Thanks for sharing such fun and easy crafts!

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  4. Buttons are seriously so cute and versatile! I love this post! Definitely going to have to attempt some of these adorable crafts!

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  5. Thank you for the button ideas... very cute, and easy!

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  6. The button magnets are adorable! I have a bunch of fun little buttons in a jar and will definitely be making some of these projects! Thanks for linking up with How To Tuesday :)

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  7. How creative!!
    I have a box full of buttons (from my Mom) and I'd love to make earrings, and these button bookmarks are also wonderful and I could use some

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  8. so many fun ideas!! its like five posts in one ;o) I love those blue button earrings!! They are all so unique! Emily@nap-timecreations.com

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  9. What a great idea.Very creative.

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  10. Those earrings! I love that! And what a cute little round up of all the ideas, so clever! Thanks for linking up at How To Tuesday's!
    xx Caitlin

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  11. Thanks everyone for your fantastic feedback! Y'all are too sweet!

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  12. Good Ideas! The magnet ones are my favorite because they are so handy. I have tons of extra buttons so these could be useful. Added to my pinboard.

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  13. I love your ideas! Pinned! Thanks for being a part of our party. Please come and party with us tonight at 7 pm. We would love to have you. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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