16 DIYs to Make and Decorate Buttons
You would need buttons for your dresses, your shirts, or even for decoration. When it comes to making buttons at home, there are two ways to do it; you could either make one from scratch using wood or polymer. On the other hand, readymade plastic buttons can be covered with fabric, or yarn, or even embroidered. Check out the tutorials to get an insight into the several ideas of making buttons.
9 Ways to Make Buttons
The wooden buttons, when stitched on a pullover or jacket, gives the garment a rustic look. Use any old button for drilling the holes for a perfect shape.
You could give these wooden buttons a shade of your choice by coating them with acrylic paints.
These cute, enticing buttons have been cut from shrink paper, with holes punched at the center. Select any template of your choice in accordance to the theme.
Glue safety pins to the beer cap to make a button or badge of your choice.
Rolling out some clay, designing them into circles and inserting buttonholes in them, helps make a polymer clay button with ease. You could attach safety pins to them in case you desire to remove the buttons prior to washing, else you can consider stitching.
If you desire to give someone Christmas gifts, then crochet red, white, or green buttons to keep up to the theme.
If you have the rings of your keychain, wrap them with colorful yarn for beautiful buttons.
Decorate the button blanks with beads of your choice to get magnificent buttons as the ones shown here.
7 Tutorials to Decorate Buttons
In the tutorials that follow, the button making procedure is a little different. Here we have readymade buttons, with most of them wrapped in fabric for a unique appeal.
You could make these colorful fabric buttons for your little girl’s dress. Add a tiny bow to the center for a fabulous appeal.
The diamond ring stickers on the buttons make them appear all the more enticing.
Following the tutorial in the above link, you could make photo buttons like those in the image below and gift someone to keep as a souvenir.
Embroider any design of your choice and fix it on the buttons, it could be any personalized message based on the occasion.
The red checked and white polka-dotted fabric covering the buttons makes them perfect for Christmas.
You can add a small flower at the center to make it look all the more creative, especially if you are planning to use the button for a decorative purpose.
With the aid of these above DIYs, you could make a whole lot of creative buttons or even design the existing ones in a manner to give them a new look. Besides making or decorating buttons, you have options for using them to create a lot of things like bracelets, necklace, earrings and so on.
Published on June 20th 2020 by Miranda Gibbs