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20+ Craft Ideas with Buttons

By craftyamy |

button clips

One of my fondest memories as a child is going through my great-grandmother’s button collection (which became my mother’s).  I would sort by size . . . then re-sort by color . . . then sort again some other way.  I truly believe that buttons had a huge part in developing my creativity.  I have a huge button collection that you can see here.  I’m always trying to think of ways to use them, and I found a boatload of projects to share with you.  They are all relatively simple and require only a beginning knowledge of crafting.  A great one for children is the easy button hairclips shown above.  For 22 more ideas, continue on.

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About craftyamy



Amy Anderson is a crafty, DIY kind of girl who lives in Atlanta with her pug. She writes for Babble Home, and her work has appeared on Design Sponge as well as in Woman's Day and The Huffington Post. Read bio and latest posts → Read craftyamy's latest posts →

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5 thoughts on “20+ Craft Ideas with Buttons

  1. Mitzi Curi says:

    Wow, I’m impressed! I have a huge tub of vintage buttons, so now I have the inspiration to put them to use! Thanks!

  2. Gina (aka East Coast Mommy) says:

    Here is another fun idea for buttons!

  3. Jenny says:

    Thanks so very much for featuring my umbrella!!! Love all these ideas!

  4. Rachel says:

    I would really like to make the hair pin. Does anybody know where I can find a quick tutorial?

  5. Deb Hanson says:

    I just remembered how I loved going through my mom’s button collection jar, I hadn’t thought of that for years! Great ideas here, love em!

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