Monday, 26 May 2008

home made buttons

Much like many of you out there, I have a bit of a thing for buttons. I get all curly-toed with happiness when I find the perfect button to match my garments, but feel like it happens less and less. Where have all the good buttons gone?

Once again, blogland has come to the rescue. Over the last week or so I have come across three very exciting tips on how to make your own buttons. Woo hoo!

First up, stamp extraordinaire craft pudding shared a very simple idea for making your own covered buttons without having to buy an expensive kit. So easy!

These are my first attempts. You like?

Next, I discovered here that number 6 plastic can be used like shrinky dinks. And remembered that Elsa Mora has been using shrinky dinks to make her own buttons.

And finally, three buttons (of course!) linked to a great tutorial showing how to make dorset buttons.

Poorly matched buttons should be a thing of the past in our house from now on. Yay :)


Two Peas In a Pod said...

I think Im going to have to try that. Those are great! Thanks for sharing!!
Cheers Kyla

Bird Bath said...

wowee..I feel like making some buttons now - thankyou very much :)

one little acorn said...

What great Dorset buttons. Well done. I really must give them a go.