Cute as a Button

Buttons are everywhere at the moment. And I’m having a bit of a love affair with them. Following seeing Forty-sixth at Grace‘s Shortbread Buttons I decided I had to have a go at making my own. But not cookies. Actual buttons for use in jewelry, sewing and knitting projects. Not having much of a plan, they turned out terrific, and oh so simple.

  1. Warm up and roll out your fimo (I use a glass jar, cheap and easily cleaned) to about 4-5mm thick
  2. Take some circle templates to cut out your button shapes. I was lucky enough to find small cookie cutters but also used coins and bottle caps as templates to cut and etch around.
  3. With a skewer make holes through your buttons.
  4. When ready place your buttons on a baking sheet and bake according to your fimo’s instructions.

There are button projects in the pipeline already! Keep an eye out.

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