Cute Button Projects

Raid your scrapbooking stash and make your next project cute as a button with these easy ideas.

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  • Button Flowers

    Design by Candi Gershon

    Create this happy little flower bouquet using a combination of florist's wire, buttons, and beads. Stack buttons in various sizes and colors on florist's wire, and top with a pretty bead for a little sparkle. A fun vase adds the perfect finishing touch.

     

    SOURCES: Buttons: Autumn Leaves, Junkitz, Making Memories, Hobby Lobby. Florist?s wire, beads: Hobby Lobby. Flowers: Making Memories, Prima Marketing, Inc.

  • Decorative Clipboard

    Chalkboard paint turns this clipboard into a message center. Stick buttons to the top with adhesive dots or crafts glue to add color.

     

    SOURCES: Clipboard: Staples. Paint: Anita?s. Buttons: vintage.

  • Button Bracelet

    Design by Cynthea Sandoval

    Threading jewelry elastic with multicolor buttons makes it simple to accessorize using these accents. Vary the size of buttons on a single bracelet for a fun look.

     

    SOURCES: Buttons: Doodlebug Design.

  • Button Knob

    Design by Kay Adams and Beverly Rivers

    Layer a star-shaped button over a large flat button in a contrasting color to dress up a metal or wooden drawer pull. Glue the set with a strong adhesive designed for bonding all kinds of materials.

     

    SOURCES: Buttons: Doodlebug Design. Knob: The Home Depot.

  • Buttoned-Up Lampshade

    Design by Tonya Prawitt

    Punch up a plain shade by attaching a handful of buttons in various sizes and colors for a touch of whimsy. For a sophisticated vibe, secure pearl or metallic buttons instead of colorful plastic ones.

     

    SOURCE: Buttons: Doodlebug Design.

  • Button Monogram

    Design by Courtney Walsh

    Outline an inexpensive wood letter with colorful buttons to make a stylish monogram. Display the letter on a shelf or attach a picture hanger to the back to hang it on a wall.

     

    SOURCES: Letter: Provo Craft. Acrylic paint: Plaid. Buttons: Making Memories.

  • Creative Gift Wrap

    Design by Jen Lessinger

    Buttons offer the perfect finishing touch for the text treatment on this gift bag. Jen prettied up that bag on the left with patterned paper and stickers. To give more character to the "ho, ho, ho" greeting, she embellished the center of each "o" with a button.

     

    SOURCES: Patterned paper: Autumn Leaves (diamonds), Scenic Route Paper Co. (dots). Buttons: Autumn Leaves. Stickers: American Crafts.

  • Fun Letters Gift Tag

    Design by Irma Gabbard

    Out of "o's"? Irma subbed buttons for the missing letters on this supersweet tag. Last-on-the-sheet rub-on flowers give the buttons extra oomph.

     

    SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Provo Craft (blue), Scenic Route Paper Co. (green), Anna Griffin (pink). Stickers: Pebbles Inc. (brown strip), EK Success (white). Rub-ons: American Crafts. Plastic letters: Heidi Swapp.

  • Button Accent Album

    Design by Katherine C. Nugent

    Splash a rainbow of multicolor buttons on a plain-Jane black album cover. Katherine first attached bright strips of patterned paper to give each color block a clean edge.

     

    SOURCES: Album: Hot off the Press. Patterned paper: BasicGrey. Punch: EK Success. Ribbon: American Crafts. Buttons: Michaels, Doddlebug Design.

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    Big Button Window Valance

    Design by Margaret Sindelar

    Spruce up a tab-top window valance by sewing on large, flat buttons. For a playful stitching treatment, crisscross-stitch through the four holes and then add vertical straight stitches.

     

    SOURCES: Buttons: Bazzill Basics Paper. Fabric: Waverly (dragonfly), P.Kaufmann (daisy).

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    Button Storage

    Design by Pamela S. Porter

    Sometimes all it takes is a crafty storage method to breathe new life into your button collection. Store buttons by color in a vintage spice rack to create a pretty -- and practical -- storage display.

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    Button Picture Frame

    Design by Pamela S. Porter

    Buttons are an easy way to add subtle texture to a monochromatic project. Mount a photo to an inexpensive wood plaque and use up your stash of whites to frame it. Vary finishes and designs -- from shiny to etched to distressed -- to give the artwork lots of dimension.

     

    SOURCES: Buttons, wood plaque: Hobby Lobby. Ribbon: M&J Trimming Co., Inc.

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