C’mon, Let’s make buttons!

Sometimes you just need to play in your crafty space, am I right? There is no better way to recharge the creative batteries then to experiment with your art supplies. I was having a hectic few weeks and once everything settled down I went down in my craft room and spent an entire day making buttons with stuff I already had lying around…in fact I even raided the recycle bin, here is a look at what I made:

Wanna try? Well I made a video tutorial showing you exactly how I made the above buttons, Grab a cuppa, sit back and relax and learn howe to make custom (aka faux) buttons for you cards and scrapbook pages.

Hey do you like my groovy tunes in the video? I learned how to add a music bed, I like it but if it is distracting  (or if you like it better!) leave me a comment and let me know, I am open to suggestions 🙂

EDIT: I removed the music under the video, the general consensus was that it mad it to hard to hear my “lovely” voice LOL! 🙂

Here is a closer look at some of the buttons:

This photo shows buttons made from punched cardstock circles and fun foam. Button stamps are from Pink Persimmon. Seam binding ribbon is from sewtrue.com.
The gold buttons are real, glued to the button card made from a frame stamp from About Art Accents. The faux buttons are made using the Ellison Embosslits die (SU!) then I rubbed the black ones with metallic rub-ons and the green ones with an olive green ink pad.

Just a reminder, if you haven’t had a chance to enter my ProMarker Give-away you can here, you have until March 13 to enter 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!


48 thoughts on “C’mon, Let’s make buttons!

  1. Lindsay,

    I loved this video and I really need a zen moment and some button making time too! Thanks to you, I now can dig through my stash and make a bunch! These would be perfect to include in a card for some of my crafter friends..nice and light for postage too!

    I really do like the music that you added to the video and the style of music was just right to keep it relaxing to watch. I have seen other videos with music and sometimes it gets to be too much, but honestly, yours is not. I say keep it! 🙂

    Thanks for the great tutorial and happy button making to you!



  2. Thanks for the great video tutorial. I found the music a bit too loud and hard to hear you. If you turned down the sound I think it would be easier to concentrate on what you are saying. Thanks again.


  3. Another Rockin’ video, Lindsay! I can’t wait to try making my own buttons – maybe next time I have to watch a “snoozer” movie with the kiddo. This would make it fun! The music was just right, too. Great job!
    PS The fun foam buttons were my favorite 🙂


  4. These button card tags are so cute! I love the vintage look 🙂 Making your own button sure solves the problem of not having a button to match your project…Thanks for showing us how!


  5. Hi Lindsay

    You are very clever. Thanks for the tutorial. Your buttons are so beautiful, they look real buttons.

    Have a nice day!


  6. Thanks for your brilliant video. I shall give this a try. And I shall just have to look out for those stampin’ up dies and stamps when they come out over here in England. xx


  7. thanks for the great video, now ill have something new to create for my friends who sew and quilt.
    thanks again


  8. Thanks so much Lindsay!! I have tons of scraps and I just bought a buttom stamp – what a coincidence!! Your buttons look fabulous especially on the frames you used!



    The music was perfect!


  9. I love those ideas – brilliant! I have been waiting for the Papertrey button dies to be back in stock, but I may not need them now. Thank you!


  10. I just found this today – your video and your ideas are fantastic!!! I love collecting antique button cards, and your papercrafted ones are all gorgeous, and such a great idea. I especially loved the fun foam effect – very cool. Thanks so much for sharing this!


  11. I just saw your video via a Pink Persimmon blog. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas, I thought the fun foam idea was genius.


  12. Thanks so much, love the button tutorial, your buttons are beautiful and look real. I’m off to grab my big shot and some empty boxes of cereal. ~ Abby


  13. This tutorial is wonderful Lindsay. So glad you had this in your video list. I really needed help and you haved helped out again. Looks like l am going to have lots of fun with my scraps. Thank you


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