Jewelry Making: Button Necklace

Pink and red button necklace

Pink and red button necklace

Here is the product of a recent experiment. I think it turned out rather well, don’t you?

I haven’t turned this into a tutorial yet but I will… maybe it’ll even be a video! But until then I can tell you that it’s one single length of strong quilting thread with the buttons threaded on.



Kids' Crafts – Button Wreath Ornament

kids' crafts - button wreath ornament

I know that school is just starting but wouldn’t this make a great craft for holiday parties? You can find the instructions on the Martha Stewart website here.


Pretty up a pencil bag with buttons

Button embellished pencil holder

Button embellished pencil holder by Jen Goode

School just started for my kids so we’ve been busy buying supplies and getting ready for the upcoming year.I decided to have some fun and add a little personalization to some of our school supplies using buttons. Here’s an easy way to add button embellishments to a make a cute pencil bag.  You can add any kind of flat back button and create any kind of pattern or design for your own personal touch.

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Glitter Buttons add Sparkle to a plain T-shirt

Add colored glitter glue to clear buttons for an embellishment that sparkles!

Making your own Glitter Buttons is an easy DIY project that you can complete with the kids in a weekend.

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Zinnia Style Button Brooch

Zinnia Style Button Brooch

Zinnia Style Button Brooch

I was tooling around the web recently, minding my own business when I happened upon this tutorial by Diane Gilleland of Crafty Pod over on Craft Leftovers.

I’m madly in love with these little zinnias with button centers. Check out the tutorial here to see how quick and easy they are to make.

If you ask me this is the PERFECT time of year to make a batch of them to wear… or to give!

I’ll take one in red please! :)

Try these bright and cheerful buttons for YOUR zinnia brooch

JB115 Tulip Button Jar

“Tulip” button jar

JB117 Citrus Button Jar

“Citrus” button jar


Mixed Media Home Decor

365 Days of Crafts

This is a very peaceful and beautiful bit of mixed media art from our own Design Team member Niki Meiners. Handmade home decor. You can’t go wrong with that!

You can read more about it on 365 Days of Crafts.

And here are some supplies to get you started:

“Spring Green” Button Bonanza Bag

“Emerald Green” ToHo Seed Beads

“Luck” Button Tote

“Natural Mix” Bulk Buttons for the trunk if you’d like

Beacon’s 3 in 1 Glue


Button Art on the Cheap

Button Art - mod podge rocks

I’m loving this adorable button art from Mod Podge Rocks. Leave it to Amy to find a simple way to add a whole lot of color! Please visit Mod Podge Rocks to see how it’s done.

And here are some recommended supplies:

Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry

Button Grab Bags

Button Totes


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