Thursday, May 22, 2008

Bonkers for BUTTONS? (How to make button push-pins) And 50+ project/tutorial links

Button Push-Pins How-to:
  1. Sand top of push-pin & back of button (This creates a tooth for the adhesive to stick to. A nail-file works great.)
  2. Push pins into a cardboard roll to hold 'em level (roll from double-sided tape/ribbon, etc...)
  3. Put Crystal Effects on the tops of the pins(or other lacquer/liquid-glass adhesive)
  4. Let Crystal Effects set a little (This makes it less slippy & more tacky--about 30 seconds, depending on amount)
  5. Place button on top of pins & let dry. Overnight will cure it. (I've only had a couple fall off the pins in years of use, and they glue right back on) ;0)
I love buttons. My Mom, an amazing seamstress (who still works on a pedal machine!) had a huge jar of buttons that I used to love to play in when I was a kid.

Here are some button ideas to inspire your play:

(recent additions are at the top of this list)
  1. Becca's frugal button flower video
  2. Adorable printable cards by Yoonie at Home (Just sew on buttons!)
  3. Ribboned button (CUTE video) by Okakuko
  4. Button Post by Julia of Belle Papier
  5. Button Video A little ad-ish but it has good ideas
  6. Kristina's Awesome button flower card video
  7. Button flower tutorial (on wire) by Morgan
  8. sweet button flower cards by Loree2000
  9. Christina's altered buttons tutorial (video)
  10. One of my faves by Stampinsilvia
  11. Altered button flowers by chelemom
  12. Button tree & more button trees by Jennifer
  13. Interactive corset card
  14. Button flower tutorial by Artsy-Crafty Babe
  15. Embossing on clear buttons tutorial by Stamping with Roxy (I like to sand mine first)
  16. Wendy's sweet button bouquets & beautiful altered buttons
  17. Polymer clay buttons by Joy or flower fimo buttons by kirkyloolaa
  18. Gradient button necklace tutorial by Maitreya and Becket (I *heart* this SO!)
  19. wire ring with button by prismera
  20. Making fabric covered buttons by kittyzabelle
  21. A pinback button (button press/machine) by Mstinchcomb
  22. Button challenge & gallery
  23. Pottery Buttons bowl by Cindy
  24. Vintage film strip button gift Bow by Jasmin
  25. Button wreath by Cher
  26. Button bouquet that will blow your mind by Vintage Magpie
  27. Monograms in Buttons by Joan

(Martha Stewart et al)
  1. Button stamps!
  2. Button stamped wrap (using a cork!)
  3. Button cards
  4. More button cards
  5. Vintage look button cards
  6. Button-down shirt cards
  7. Button magnets
  8. Buttoned ribbon flower
  9. Ribbon button flower boutonniere
  10. Button wreath ornament
  11. Button bracelet
  12. Buttoned knot bracelet
  13. Button necklace (perty)
  14. Button hair clips (cute!)
  15. Button Barrettes
  16. Thumbtack buttons
  17. Buttoned felt flower purse
  18. Napkin rings
  19. Making a button bag
  20. Button crafts
  21. Cuff links
  22. Buttoned Plant string
  23. Button picture nails
  24. Button tree
  25. Dreidel game
  26. Heart shaped button covers
  27. More button covers
  28. Button ornaments
  29. Buttoned flower cuffs
  30. Bouquets with buttons
  31. Pendants
  32. Button noise maker
  33. Labeling buttons (smart if not crafty)
Altered Button Tricks:
  • To put Stickles or glitter on buttons you can mix it with Crystal Effects
  • You can draw on buttons with a Zig Painty pen (silver & gold)
  • You can scratch buttons
ETA: Becky's gorgeous button basics
Nichole's clever button basics
Michelle's button embellishments
Julia's fantastic buttons write up

Happy button craftin' :0)


Penny said...

How do you FIND all these?? Fabulous links, will be back to view them all :)Thanks for all you hard work on these!

Melanie said...

love these button push pins, what a beautiful fantastic, idea!!

Peggy Maier said...

Oh my goodness...this will keep me busy for quite awhile! : )