Monday, June 15, 2015

Buttons, Pins, Whatever you wanna call 'em

I'm not really sure what spurred this, but I've developed a bit of a button addiction.
And as awesome as my dad's vintage band buttons are, I was inspired by someone at school to make some designs that were more my style. 
A few trips to Michael's later...

  • Wooden Disc ( mine are 1.5" in diameter)
  • Circular image (I'll show you how to acquire this)
  • Paint/Paintbrush
  • Pin Back
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Mod Podge

Hit up the interwebs for some sick pics that you could easily crop and make into circles. 
Here are a few of my faves: 12345678910

Step 2:
Crop the photo you want into a circle and resize it so that the length and width are both 1.5". I formatted on PowerPoint because I don't have Photoshop, but if you'd rather use Photoshop, go for it. After you're done formatting, print and cut it out.

Paint the entire wooden circle. One side can be lightly painted or only painted around the edges as the picture will go on top. 

Drop some Mod Podge onto the side where you plan to place the photo and spread it around (I used my finger, you could probably use a paintbrush or something). Place the picture on top.

This is a weird one and I somehow neglected to photograph it, but you're going to put a drop of Mod Podge on top of the image and put a sort of coating. You only want about a drop so the image's ink doesn't start to blur. You'll also want to target the edges so they fold over the sides nicely if you made it a teensy bit big. Obviously, let it dry before proceeding.

Hot glue the pointy part on and you're done!! Mix and match colors and even glue on letter beads to make a cool 3D word feature.

For those of you not so much into the crafty scene, here are some super adorable options that I'm dying to scoop up myself:
Pineapple / Flair / Life Lessons / Custom Buttons (the big pile of them you see there) / The Smiths/ Cats / Eight Cat Badges / Cactus pin / Cubes / Banana / Fingers Crossed / Geometric Deer

Check out these awesome button shops: buried diamondsbutt 'n booty (lol it's not what it sounds like...), best player eversketch incasilda storeI like catsGeorgia Perry

Happy Crafting!


  1. These pins are so cute! I'm not very crafty, but I love the ones you've linked to!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

    1. Thanks gurl! I want all the linked ones too...


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