Custom Buttons Tutorial
by Colleen Dietrich
I love adding buttons to my cards, but due to space constraints my button stash isn’t very big. In my dream craft room, I’d have jars of buttons in every color! Since that’s not my reality, I devised a way to customize them for any project using things I already have.
· Buttons – any size
· Circle punches to match the button sizes
· Patterned stamps
· White craft glue
· Paper piercer
· Glossy adhesive
These are the buttons I covered. It’s best to choose your flattest ones:
Next, stamp patterns on scraps of white cardstock. I used green and kraft inks with Vintage Backgrounds and Background Basics I from Inspired By Stamping.
Use circle punches to coordinate with your button sizes. I used ½” and ¾” punches.
(this punched circle goes on a larger button, not shown in the picture)
Smear white craft glue to the back of the punched circle and adhere to button; let dry.
After the glue has dried, pierce through button holes with paper piercer.
At this point, you can leave the buttons as they are, or add a glossy lacquer adhesive over the button fronts. Be sure to use the paper piercer when they are dry and poke through the button holes once again. A word of caution: glossy adhesive can slightly alter your ink color. Add twine or embroidery floss if you like.
I set these custom buttons on beautiful doilies from Delicate Doilies and Delicate Doilies II – some of my FAVE IBS stamps! The birthday wish is from Fancy Sentiments.
Thanks so much for joining me today!