24 Fun Things To Make With Buttons


How to make buttons for homemade gifts, wall decor, homemade cards, edible buttons, and even button activities for kids.  These button tutorials include button art, monograms, checkerboard, magnets, jewelry and edible buttons.

Tip Junkie has hundreds of button crafts to make all with pictured tutorials to learn or how to make.  You can always search there if you’re looking for more things to make from buttons with step-by-step instructions. {wink}


DIY Button Art

1.  Button Art ~ A fun and easy way to make simple art!  You can use up your spare buttons or spray paint them if you are using a certain color palette.  Adhere the buttons with double sided tape, hot glue or E-6000 glue.

Button Crafts

2.  Cottage Chic Button Checkerboard ~ This checkerboard would be a great birthday gift for an older child, or a fun little something for them to keep at grandma’s house for when they visit.  I love the bright, cheery colors.

Button Crafts

3.  Button Magnets ~ These cute little buttons may just be the easiest craft project ever.  They use minimal supplies and only take 5 minutes to make.  I must say this is my kind of craft.  Packaged nicely I think these button magnets would make an excellent stocking stuffer.

Edible Buttons

Rolled Fondant Buttons

4.  How to Make Buttons from Rolled Fondant ~ Learn how to make edible buttons out of rolled fondant. It’s easy to create realistic looking buttons out of rolled fondant with this step-by-step video tutorial from veteran cake sculptor, Jenn Erickson of Rook No. 17.

Edible Button

5.  Edible Button {how-to} ~ Learn how to make these adorable edible buttons from gum paste.  Piping tips work great for cutting out the buttons.

Edible Buttons

6.  Homemade Candy Buttons ~ If these little buttons are half as fun to make as they are to eat, you and the kiddos are in for a treat.  Plus, it’s a great way to use up your extra icing!

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7.  Button Cookie Bouquet ~ These cute pink, white, and red cookie bouquets are a fun treat to make for Valentine’s Day.  Your kid can help create bake the cookies and create the arrangement to give to their teachers as a sweet Valentine’s Day treat.

Button Wall Art

Button Christmas Tree

8.  Vintage Button Christmas Tree Art ~ Here is a great craft idea using vintage buttons, if you have them, or just regular buttons from your local craft store. Find the complete tutorial and supply list on this great post! This lovely framed art will look great as a part of your holiday decor! 

Button Art

9.  DIY Button Monogram ~ Monograms are hot right now! Learn how to make an adorable and affordable piece of monogrammed art for your child’s bedroom or playroom.

Button Wall Art

10.  Vintage Button Calendar Frame ~ Embellish a plain magnetic calendar board by trimming with vintage buttons to give it a wonderful softness – cute as a button!! Pick the button colors to fit the person or the room.  A great addition to any craft room or shabby chic decor.

DIY Button Crafts

DIY Button Crafts

11.  Button Christmas Tree & Ornament Tutorial ~ How to make a button Christmas tree and ornament for gifts or for decorating your Christmas tree. This tutorial has pictures and step-by-step instructions. Makes a fun DIY gift or decoration that can be completely customized to your favorite colors or to match your decor!

DIY Button Ornament

12.  Button Christmas Ornament in 5 Minutes ~ A fast, 5-minute video shows how to make 5 popular ornaments. The ornaments use many materials most crafters already have on hand — paper, ribbon, fabric and buttons. They’re easy & fun, great for yourself or to give as gifts.

Button Crafts

13.  Apple Journals ~ If you’re looking for a last minute teacher’s gift this simple craft with paper is perfect and easy to make. You can easily change the buttons to vary the theme to fit a variety of occasions.

Button Games for Kids

Button Games for Kids

14.  Preschool Learning Activities DIY ~ This post has two great ideas for preschool learning activities you can make with or for your kids. Both are easy to make and with the free jar printable all you’ll have to do is print and glue the buttons on! Your kids will have fun and you’ll feel great because they are learning all at the same time!

DIY Button Games

15.   Felt and Button Christmas Tree ~ This felt and button Christmas tree craft project is great because it will not only be fun for your preschooler, but also education! A win win! All you’ll need is felt, buttons and glue!

DIY Button Games

16.  Teaching Fine Motor Skills with Buttons ~ Using buttons and long spaghetti noodles you’ll create a game and a lesson in fine motor skills thanks to this great post! A great way to make learning skills like gentleness fun. Perfect for toddlers to preschoolers!

Button Games

17.  Clothespin Button Racer ~ Create this cool craft as a simple boredom buster on the next rainy day. Perfect for boys and girls alike, little ones will love to participate in making their own cars that they can race.

Button Accessories

Button Earrings

18.  DIY Stud Earrings ~ Even if you are not a sewer, have you even just walked through the button section at your local craft store? There are a lot of really cute buttons out there! This tutorial walks you through the steps to take those stylish buttons and turning them into earrings! Super simple!

Button Accessories

19.  Button Necklace Tutorial ~ If you are looking for a great way to put all those extra buttons to use, you might try this button necklace tutorial using buttons and a bit of crochet!

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20.  Cute as a Button Hairband ~ Make a “cute as a button” hairband using items you already have!

Button Accessories

21.  DIY Statement RingsThis DIY uses some pretty fun supplies to create beautiful statement rings. From ring pops plus a little spray paint to large pretty buttons this DIY project is sure to dress up your fingers!

Button Accessories

22.  DIY Chunky Vintage Bracelet ~ This is another great project to use up any old broken jewelry you’ve got laying around.  But if you don’t have any, you can fin lots of fun brooches and buttons from the local craft store.  She also made a neutral colored version, but I’m diggin’ the bright colors.

How to Make Buttons

How to Make Buttons

23.  Buttons from Shrink PlasticThis tutorial is for making buttons for clothing but can you imagine the possibilities on a scrapbook page? Turning this clothing idea into a scrapbooking idea is sure to make any layout pop!

DIY Buttons

24.  Clay Flower Buttons ~ Look at these lovely dainty flower buttons.  The tutorial shows you how you can turn a ball of oven hardening clay into flower petals.  You can add holes to the flowers to turn them into buttons and attach them to the free button holder printables.  I think they would also be perfect as earrings or attached to bobby pins.

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