Yo Yo and Button Project Ideas

Yo Yos and buttons seem to be made for one another. I recently made a few projects with yo yos using the Clover Yo Yo makers and our beautiful buttons.

Yo Yo button headband

Yo Yo button headband

I do have a little confession to make… I had never made a yo yo before. True story. But the yo yo maker was soooo easy and if I had a yo yo that didn’t look “just right” adding a button to it made it look fine. My good yo yos looked even better with a button.

I covered the headband above with fabric and then covered the seam with some grosgrain ribbon. Finally I attached a yo yo made with coordinating fabric and topped it off with a button. Super cute hair accessory in about 20 minutes. Seriously.


Look how cute the minis look on a barrette!!


I love this mini tote with a doily, yo yo and button. Wouldn’t it make a great gift bag?

Yo Yos and Buttons go together like peanut butter and jelly. Don’t you think?



Isn’t this little bunny simply adorable? This card is by Amy over at Pickled Paper Designs. She has a serious talent for card making. You really should check out her blog. Even if you don’t think you are into card making I’m sure her beautiful work will make you want to make a card or two!

Oh! And to learn more about how to make this card visit Amy here.


Simple but Sweet Coffee Plaque

This a “Simple but Sweet Coffee Plaque” from Christine at Christine and Co.  I love her tag line “Because I’m rarely alone”.  I’ll bet you can relate to that? I know, I can!

I like the way she used our buttons to anchor the corners of her project. Please go over and visit her tutorial here. You won’t believe how simple it really is!


Button Bracelet

Button bracelet

Button bracelet

Here is a video I made a little while back showing how to use buttons to make an adorable charm bracelet. I hope you like it!


Button Embellished Coat Rack

Here is a fabulous button craft project from Think Crafts created by my wonderfully crafty friend Amy of Mod Podge Rocks. I think it would be super in a kids room. Don’t you?

You can visit the tutorial to make a button embellished coat rack of your own here. And while you are out surfing on the web stop by Mod Podge Rocks here and say “HELLO” to Amy.


Messenger Bag – All Buttoned Up



Button Embellished Messager Bag

Button Embellished Messager Bag

This is an easy way to dress up a plain cotton messenger bag!

I used Fabri-Tac to glue the buttons on but you could definately sew them on.

I like the monochromatic look of the Natural Buttons but you could easily make this in soooo many colors. And because the bag is cotton it could be dyed to match any of our buttons.

What color would you make?


Shamrock Treat Bag


Did your little one just tell you that you need to make party favors for school on St Patricks day? No worries, Laura Kelly has you covered.

Cut a large shamrock out of dark green felt and a smaller shamrock out of light green felt. Laura used pinking shears to give her shamrock a decorative edge.

Sew buttons (or glue them) onto the light green felt and then glue the smaller shamrock onto the larger one.

Attach the finished shamrock to a ribbon or whatever you might have on hand and attach it to the treat bag.


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