push pins


I have this perpetual pile of scraps, which is full of fabric with clever little designs and patterns. I never really knew what to do with these too small, irregular lost souls *until* I met my new best friend: the cover button. It is the perfect little project because each button takes no more than a minute to assemble and the result is so pleasing and satisfying.

You can use covered buttons to make push pins, magnets, hair ties (thanks, Roselee), fancy paper clips, board game pieces. The possibilities seem endless. What do you do with your cover buttons?

6 comments:

  1. Oh, and you can get cover buttons at most fabric and craft stores. Word on the web is that there are stores where you can buy them in bulk quantities.

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  2. Have you figured out a sure-fire way to keep the button on the thumb tack? I haven't been able to, so I've stopped trying. :)

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  3. Are you using a hot glue gun? I find that using a lot of hot glue both beneath the pin and on top makes it really sturdy.

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  4. very cute! how do you make them, or is it here and I'm not seeing it?

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  6. Hi, Erica.
    If you buy a little pack of cover buttons at a craft store, like JoAnn Fabrics, it will come with easy instructions, which will have you covering the little metal buttons with fabric in no time. Once they are covered, then you can do whatever you want with them. I use hot glue to put them on magnets, paper clips, and push pins.

    xo e

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