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41 Crafts Using Buttons Everyone Can do ...

By Neecey

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.

1 Button Art

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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.

2 Tufted Upholstered Headboard with Fabric Buttons

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There are plenty of crafts using buttons that don't include sewing. Can't find a headboard you like? Make your own.

3 Button Hairpins

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It's a cinch to give bobby pins a makeover.

4 Button Tree Painting

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A work of art anyone could do.

5 Framed Buttoned Letter

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Make for your own home or as a gift.

6 Lampshades

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Two great ideas for customizing lampshades.

7 Vintage Button Christmas Decoration

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So clever and effective.

8 Christmas Gift Tags

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Making your own tags is such a personal touch for your gifts.

9 Button Bookmarks

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Paperclips + buttons = cuteness

10 Christmas Star

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A great alternative to a wreath.

11 DIY Christmas Card

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So many ways to use buttons on Christmas cards. Like ...

12 Button Snowman Card

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... this one

13 Pretty Bugly

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No one is going to run away from these.

14 DiY Rainbow Button IPhone Case

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Buy a clear plastic case and go to town with the glue and buttons.

15 Vintage Button Necklace

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Some button crafts = unique. No one will have the same statement necklace as you.

16 Button Topiary Trees

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Give your holiday décor a modern touch.

17 Button Headband

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And who says this just has to be for kids?

18 DIY Vintage Button Garland

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Dress up your candle holders.

19 Button Blooms

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Or just make fun things for the sheer sake of making something pretty.

20 Button Frame

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Pearlized buttons are ideal for adding a vintage touch.

21 DIY Gift Wrapping

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Follow the guide and your gift wrapping will be bang on the button this year.

22 Embroidery Flowers

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Cushion? T. Shirt? Purse? Kid's shoe bag. Your choice!

23 American Flag

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I would use navy blue backing to make sure I've got the red, white and blue.

24 Button Bowl

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This is made by using a blown up balloon.

25 DIY Minnie Mouse Button Hair Clips

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You could do this on a barrette too.

26 Buttons Bracelets

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When buttons become arm candy.

27 Snowflake Button Pillow

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Such a pretty cushion and no sewing involved (unless you want to make the cushion too.

28 Button Snowflake

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Button crafts can keep the kids occupied in the holidays.

29 Handmade Button Charm Bracelet

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Give your arm a vintage touch. Or ...

30 Button Bangle

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... keep it simple.

31 Button Flower Mirror-

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And it all starts with a round mirror.

32 Button Doors

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Now would you have ever have thought of that for yourself?

33 Door Curtain

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If you don't want to hang a door curtain, follow the same principle and make a mobile instead.

34 Button Flowers

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You can probably think of a load of ways to use these.

35 Button Ball

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This uses a Styrofoam ball as the base.

36 Button Bookmarks

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Keep your place.

37 Button Tree Garland

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Add a stylish touch to your Christmas tree. Or you could make it multi-strand and hang it like any other garland.

38 Button Vase

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Buttons are a cute way to give an old container or vase a new lease of life.

39 Giant Button Mosaic Counter Display

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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?

40 Button Napkin Holders

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Make them to coordinate with your linens and tableware.

41 Button Bookmarks

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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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