16 Covered Button Projects and Decorating Ideas!

Covered buttons are fun to make — and they can be used for more than just replacing buttons on clothing. In fact, I’ve found 16 ideas you have to see to believe! They run the gamut from accessories and jewelry to upholstery, and you are sure to find something that inspires your decorating!


  • Covered Button Necklace 1 of 16
    Covered Button Necklace
    The mixture of patterns -- both types of patterns, size of patterns -- and the asymmetrical layout of this great button necklace adds visual interest. It avoids visual cacophony, however, by sticking to a consistent palette.
    Learn more at Fiskars
  • Tweed Covered Button Medallion 2 of 16
    Tweed Covered Button Medallion
    One of the things I love about covered buttons is the wealth of great ideas you can find with one seemingly limiting form. In other words, you can do a lot with a little. Here, the unexpected use of tweed makes this medallion a standout.
    Learn more at Martha Stewart
  • Sweater with Ric Rac and Covered Buttons 3 of 16
    Sweater with Ric Rac and Covered Buttons
    This is a great way to upcycle or refashion a dated sweater. Add some easy ricrac and some bright colored buttons in contrasting colors to take a dated white sweater from dull to darling.
    Learn more at tatertots & jello
  • Embroidered Button Cuff Links 4 of 16
    Embroidered Button Cuff Links
    My husband likes his dress shirts with French cuffs, so he enjoys fun cufflinks. I'll have to show him this great idea for embroidered button cuff links. With this great idea, you could easily have cuff links to match all your ties ... but don't give him any ideas!
    Learn more at Martha Stewart
  • Covered Button Wreath 5 of 16
    Covered Button Wreath
    Sure, they're buttons, but that doesn't mean you have to only use them on clothing. This beautiful, cheerful wreath is comprised of many covered buttons -- adding texture to a great look.
    Learn more at Country Home
  • Fabric Covered Button Bookmarks 6 of 16
    Fabric Covered Button Bookmarks
    These super cute bookmarks are a great gift idea for children or teen recipients -- and they're the kind of project your kids could make for their friends. Of course, adults would love them too!
    Learn more at My Three Sons Knit
  • Fabric Covered Necklaces 7 of 16
    Fabric Covered Necklaces
    These pendant necklaces are easy and attractive -- so it's an easy way to update your accessories as seasons and fashions change!
    Learn more at Very Purple Person
  • Fabric Covered Charm Bracelet 8 of 16
    Fabric Covered Charm Bracelet
    I just love how this bracelet just pops -- its so bright and cheery. The fabric covered charm buttons provide depth and texture -- it's a standout accessory, for sure, and you can make it yourself.
    Learn more at The Quilted Fish
  • Covered Button Calendar 9 of 16
    Covered Button Calendar
    I love it when materials are used in unexpected ways, like this covered button calendar. The linen material provides a lovely texture, and the button colors -- all within one tone -- are fun too.
    Learn more at I Heart Linen
  • Covered Button Rings 10 of 16
    Covered Button Rings
    Again -- more buttons used in in unexpected ways. Read this to learn how to make glazed button rings -- that you can update with seasons and fashions.
    Learn more at Squashed Peas and Carrots
  • Headboard with Covered Buttons 11 of 16
    Headboard with Covered Buttons
    Make a DIY headboard that looks like you paid hundreds to have a professional upholsterer custom-build. The secret? The finishing touch: covered buttons in the same fabric.
    Learn more at Jones Design Company
  • Personalized Covered Button Jewelry 12 of 16
    Personalized Covered Button Jewelry
    Nothing is more thoughtful than a personalized gift, and this is a great idea for making personalized, covered button jewelry. you might customize with names, initials, dates, or really anything!
    Learn more at tatertots & jello
  • Button Tufting Chair Tutorial 13 of 16
    Button Tufting Chair Tutorial
    Learn how to reupholster a chair with professional touches like covered buttons. Look at how beautiful this chair is once completed!
    Learn more at Addicted 2 Decoraring
  • Covered Button Couch 14 of 16
    Covered Button Couch
    Not only is this couch adorable in its new fabric, but the covered buttons used in the upholstery really make the whole couch. Other projects add buttons for a professional touch, but here it does that as well as a touch of fun and whimsy with the mismatched, brightly-colored buttons.
    Learn more at {found}
  • Covered Button Earrings 15 of 16
    Covered Button Earrings
    Update your accessories with this great idea for covered button earrings. Having a hard time pulling an outfit completely together? Make a custom pair of earrings that tie the colors together and you've got a look that's uniquely you.
    Learn more at uCreate Crafts
  • Covered Button Frame 16 of 16
    Covered Button Frame
    Covered buttons can also tie together a room. Need some elements incorporating a few of the room's colors? Try using them in this frame of covered buttons. Or you might try using this idea just for some visual accents: either way, it's a decorating win.
    Learn more at tatertots & jello

And I found a really fun tool that makes making covered button projects even easier! It’s called the iTop by Imaginisce. I am having a fun giveaway with $250 worth of  iTop goodies over at my Tatertots & Jello blog. Come over and win!



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