If you’re looking for fun and unique craft ideas, these button crafts are just the projects to try. All that’s needed are a few supplies from around the house and a little bit of time. Find out how to make some below!
Learn how to make cute, budget-friendly embellishments with leftover buttons, beads, and other craft supplies.
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The ideas below are nothing short of mind-blowing. You’ll learn how to create bookmarks, a button flower bouquet, framed button art, button garland, and more!
WHAT CAN I MAKE USING BUTTONS?
SO many things! These ideas are SO creative, you won’t know what to make first! There are creative ideas for recycling and repurposing old buttons into useful accessories, decor, and items for gift-giving.
Use up your stash of mismatched buttons and turn them into useful and decorative projects with these frugal craft tutorials.
WHERE CAN I BUY BUTTONS FOR CRAFTING?
If you’re looking to upcycle, check out thrift stores or garage sales. You could even ask around in your local “Buy Nothing” Facebook group to see if anyone has any spare buttons lying around.
Otherwise, buttons can be purchased from any craft store. You can also order them in assortments from online retailers like Amazon or Walmart. Be sure to check out Etsy as well for more specialty and unique finds.
CRAFT INSPIRATION: DIY BUTTON CRAFTS FOR EVERY STYLE
I searched high and low and rounded up some ingenious ideas for DIY button crafts you can make yourself.
1. EASY CRAFT – BUTTON BOOKMARKS
Source: Button Bookmarks from The Inspiration Board
Simple and cute are exactly what these button bookmarks are. And if you love creating things with what you already have lying around the house, this craft idea is right up your alley. Grab some leftover buttons, large paperclips, and some hot glue and you’re on your way to making some cute button bookmarks.
2. BUTTON FLOWERS – A UNIQUE SPRING BOUQUET
Source: Button Flowers from American Crafts Studio
Whether you’re looking to spruce up your desk this spring or give a gift that lasts forever, this spring flower bouquet is a must-try! It only takes a few supplies, most of which you may already have on hand. What makes this craft pop is the combination of flower-shaped felt with colorful buttons.
3. BUTTON NECKLACES
Source: Button Necklaces from The Thread
When it comes to making button necklaces, you can get pretty creative. The craft pictured above is a DIY button necklace that is made with an assortment of buttons, hemp (for an organic look), scissors, glue, and a needle. In about an hour, you’ll have a piece of jewelry that is sure to get a lot of attention.
Source: Fabric Button Necklace from Polkadot Chair
The next button necklace idea is a fabric covered button necklace. Since you can customize them with the fabric of your choice, you can truly let your creative juices flow. They are so easy to make, you can grab your kids and teens to join in on the necklace-making fun!
Source: DIY Button Bracelet from All Things Target
Put your Target dollar spot finds to use to make a DIY button bracelet! Faux suede cording, wood buttons, and a pair of scissors are all you need to create a piece of jewelry that is lightweight and super cute.
5. BUTTON GLOBE
Source: Button Globe from Happiness is Homemade
Looking to add a unique touch to your homeschool or home library space? This button globe craft may look intimidating, but with a half-pound of buttons, some spray paint, and a few other supplies, you’re sure to love the outcome!
6. BUTTON THUMB TACKS
Source: Button Thumb Tacks from Inspired by Charm
One word – easy… okay, may two – easy and cute. Grab a handful of buttons, a pack of thumbtacks, and some E6000 glue to create super cute bulletin board pins. Now whatever you choose to put on your board can be spiced up with a cute button thumbtack.
7. BUTTON TRAY
Source: Button Tray from Mel Stampz
Whether you’re looking for a unique centerpiece or would like to wow guests with an eclectic serving tray, this button tray is just the project to try. Recycle a tray you already have on hand or head to the local dollar store to see what they may have. In addition to the tray and buttons, grab a piece of black card stock to glue the buttons on and you’re done!
8. SIMPLE FRAMED BUTTON ART
Source: Pastel Button Art from Torie Jayne
How cute is this simple framed button art? I can picture it in a little girl’s nursery, which would make it a beautiful baby shower gift. Change up the colors and styles to make it match any theme and gender!
10. DIY BUTTON HEART KEEPSAKE
Source: Button Heart Keepsake from Tidbits
This DIY button heart keepsake is the perfect gift to the special girl in your life. Cami actually had a great idea to hang one in her daughter’s room and make another to hang with her daughter’s baptism dress. The possibilities are almost endless on what you can do!
11. RESIN BUTTON TRAY
Source: Resin Button Tray from Buttons Galore
If you’re looking for a unique way to add to your farmhouse, shabby chic, or French country style decor, try this resin button (serving) tray. In complete honesty, it is more on the tedius side but the outcome is totally worth it.
12. BUTTON CLUSTER KEYCHAINS
Source: Button Cluster Keychains from Sum of their Stories
Add some uniqueness to your keyring and make them easier to find with a button cluster keychain. You can make them any color you want, making them perfect for gifts or party activities!
13. DIY Button Garlands
Source: Giant Button Garland from Little Red Window
Using buttons to create garland may be a new craft idea to you, but it’s an idea that’s been around for quite some time. If you’re looking to add a little pizzaz to an area in your office or craft room, this super cute giant button garland craft will be just the thing to do it.
This next button garland idea has a little crocheting involved and comes out to be so beautiful. The Harris Sisters made their vintage button garland to hang on the Christmas tree, but you can make one and hang it on anything.
14. DIY BUTTON BOBBY PINS
Source: DIY Button Bobby Pins from Craft & Creativity
Grab your favorite small buttons, a handful of bobby pins, thread, and super glue to create your child her very own set of unique hair clips from old buttons. This is a project she could do along with you as well!
These vintage shell button bobby pins can be used for a number of things. Instantly upgarde an outfit, keep a stack of vintage letter together, or use them as a scrapbooking place marker. The choice is totally up to you. Oh, and did I mention how easy they are to make?
15. DIY BUTTON AND MOD PODGE BOWL
Source: Button Dish from HomeTalk
Creating your own button and mod podge bowl is super easy. This is a button crafts project where your creativity can really burst forth. Whether you want to create a bowl to hold your keys or your favorite piece of jewelry, this project will help you create something amazingly unique.
16. BUTTON WREATH
Source: Button Wreath from A Spoonful of Sugar
There are so many ways you can design and wreath. But have you ever thought to use buttons? This adorable DIY button wreath is one that can be used to decorate for a special occasion or be used to upscale your front door year-round.
The unique look not only comes from the vintage dress making tissue but also the applique pins.
17. BUTTON MONOGRAM PILLOW
Source: Button Monogram Pillow from It All Started with Paint
Give your couch or chair a personalized touch with your very own button monogram pillow. A burlap covering with a white wooden letter covered in beads will add the perfect farmhouse touch.
18. DIY BUTTON VASE
Source: DIY Button Vase from See Vanessa Craft
This DIY button vase is a great way to spruce up any table. The variety of colors makes this a perfect spring table centerpience. Or, you can make it a certain color to go with a particular theme, even, and/or occasion.
19. MAKE BUTTON HEADBANDS
Source: Button Headbands from SugarBee Crafts
Grab your daughters and help them make their own button headband. If she has a birthday party or tea party coming up, consider using this craft as something all the girls can do. They’ll enjoy making and taking a keepsake they can wear!
20. BUTTON AND FELT CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
Source: Button and Felt Christmas Ornaments from Cutesy Crafts
Buttons come together on a felt circle to create these super festive button and felt Christmas ornaments. They are easy to make and will give any Christmas tree a cute look. This is one of those button crafts I’m going to definitely save for later!
LOOKING FOR BUTTON ART IDEAS?
Since we’re on the topic of button art, here is a roundup of 21 brilliant button art ideas and craft you’re gonna love!