I have got a huge pile of buttons I've collected over the years for "just in case" but I've never really given any thought to using them for button crafts. That is until today, when I was deciding what to do with them during one of my infrequent declutttering sessions. If you're like me and have a pile, have a browse through these button crafts and you might see something that inspires a raid on your stash.
If you've got a precious darling who's as cute as a button, DIY art for the nursery or their room is a great idea. As long as you can draw an outline (or use a template), this is one of the easiest button crafts.
There are plenty of crafts using buttons that don't include sewing. Can't find a headboard you like? Make your own.
Via Button Hairpins
It's a cinch to give bobby pins a makeover.
A work of art anyone could do.
Make for your own home or as a gift.
Two great ideas for customizing lampshades.
So clever and effective.
Making your own tags is such a personal touch for your gifts.
Paperclips + buttons = cuteness
A great alternative to a wreath.
So many ways to use buttons on Christmas cards. Like ...
... this one
No one is going to run away from these.
Buy a clear plastic case and go to town with the glue and buttons.
Some button crafts = unique. No one will have the same statement necklace as you.
Give your holiday décor a modern touch.
And who says this just has to be for kids?
Dress up your candle holders.
Or just make fun things for the sheer sake of making something pretty.
Pearlized buttons are ideal for adding a vintage touch.
Follow the guide and your gift wrapping will be bang on the button this year.
Cushion? T. Shirt? Purse? Kid's shoe bag. Your choice!
I would use navy blue backing to make sure I've got the red, white and blue.
This is made by using a blown up balloon.
You could do this on a barrette too.
When buttons become arm candy.
Such a pretty cushion and no sewing involved (unless you want to make the cushion too.
Via Button Snowflake
Button crafts can keep the kids occupied in the holidays.
Give your arm a vintage touch. Or ...
... keep it simple.
And it all starts with a round mirror.
Now would you have ever have thought of that for yourself?
If you don't want to hang a door curtain, follow the same principle and make a mobile instead.
You can probably think of a load of ways to use these.
This uses a Styrofoam ball as the base.
Keep your place.
Add a stylish touch to your Christmas tree. Or you could make it multi-strand and hang it like any other garland.
Buttons are a cute way to give an old container or vase a new lease of life.
I think this is amazing! You need some serious patience to do this. I'm thinking of words like cook! or eat! for the kitchen. What would you do?
Make them to coordinate with your linens and tableware.
The simplest button craft ever! Sticking buttons to lengths of ribbon. Who can't do that?
Now you know what great button crafts there are, how much longer will your stash sit there in that big old jar?
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