I love button crafts! Maybe it’s because I love hot glue, or maybe it’s because buttons are so easy to work with. I just think buttons are some of the most friendly, pretty, versatile crafts materials to work with. I’ve used buttons to create quirky wreaths, adorn felt ornaments, greeting cards and scrapbook pages. I’d like to dedicate this post to button crafts I’ve never tried – and I’ve tried a lot. Hopefully there’s something here that will inspire you to get creative and use buttons in ways you haven’t thought of.
This artist created a new look by smashing her old buttons and layering them. I just love the effect. These smashed buttons make unique jewelry, but I think they’d be great for purse making and mixed media projects as well.
Smashin’Buttons – Christine Marie Davis
Aren’t these paperweights cheerful? I’m thinking buttons cast in resin would also make great refrigerator magnets.
Cast Resin Paperweights – lil blue boo
This one would be fun to do with the kids. A great way to use leftover buttons and balloons!
Create a Unique Bowl Using Old Buttons – Designs by Kristen
I’ve been looking for a way to dress up the lighting in my living room. This is a great way to add a whimsical feel to the room. I also love the idea of redefining old lampshades instead of just tossing them in the trash.
Button Lampshade – At Home on the Bay
I’m not yet skilled in jewelry making – though I’d love to learn. Here are some antique button necklaces to inspire.
DIY Inspiration Antique Button Jewelry – Diary of a Creative Fanatic
If your fingers need a rest from all that threading but you still have some fun buttons lying around you will love this next one. No sew fabric flowers can be used to decorate clothes, presents, cards, etc. Added bonus: kids can join in for this one!
No-Sew Fabric Flowers – Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom