Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Make Your Own Buttons

Today, I am going to share a little technique that I use often when I don't have a button to match my project. It is a great way to coordinate things with your own pattern paper. Super easy!

1.) Gather your supplies: pattern paper, small circle punch, clear pebble type stickers, small hole punch and thread.
2.) Punch circles out of pattern paper of choice.

3.) Place sticker directly over your paper circle.

4.) Using a small hole punch, punch two holes in the center of your circles.

5.) Thread embroidery thread through the holes and tie off.

6.) Add to page wherever you would normally use a button.

My finished page:

Hope this is something you can use in your scrapbooks :)


mustangkayla said...

Very cool! Great tutorial! Thanks!

Jennifer said...

Awesome idea, thanks! Can you give me the info on your circle punch and hole punch? What sizes are they and where can I get them? Thanks!

Tracy Kosofsky said...

Jayne - this is awesome! I never would have thought of it!!

The Walker Family said...

what a fantastic idea! i will diefinately try this! Thanks!

Robin Gibson said...

I'm with the rest of the crew :) I LOVE this, and will definitely do this! (Just need to ahem...go shopping, lol...for some of those clear sticker things)! THANKS Jayne!

Michele said...

What a great tip... thak you for sharing!

Lee said...

Just catching up and have to tell you, Jayne, this is BRILLIANT!! You'll definitely see this on one of my layouts ... soon.