Adventures with Buttons: Part II

Time for another button craft! I told you I’d be back with more. Today, it’s this cute little button collection. You can wear it as a broach, hair clip, or even attach it to a hair band. Or all three! I’ve been noticing these button collections around lately and they are just so adorable (like the lovely pigeon‘s ones), but my purse can’t stretch to treating myself. So here is my handmade alternative!

All you need for this project is:

  • Buttons (your own homemade fimo ones or standard buttons)
  • Felt
  • Needle and thread (sewing and embroidery thread)
  • Scrap of card
  • Circle template (I used the top of a jam jar)
  • Scrap of wadding (or anything spongey)

Next, follow these easy steps:

  1. Cut three circle templates; one in card and two in felt
  2. Cut out you circles; cut your card and one of your felt templates inside your marked circle and one felt cirle larger than your drawn template (as shown below in picture 2)
  3. Place a small piece of wadding between your card template and large felt circle and hold in place.
  4. On the other side of the card place your small felt circle. Pull your large felt circle around to meet the smaller one and sew in place. It should now look a little like a pin cushion.
  5. Take your buttons and arrange them as you like them on the padded side and sew in place with embroidery thread.
  6. Sew your button colletion to a broach finding/hair clip/hair band or whatever takes your fancy and enjoy! You could even dress this up further by adding some netting and attaching it to a hairband as a wedding facinater. Or why not try contrasting colours and shapes of buttons or threads and felt?


1 Response to “Adventures with Buttons: Part II”

  1. 1 Rachel August 20, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    You know how much I love your buttons! This one is so cute. Perfect for fun accessories! Thanks so much, I’ll be linking.

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