Monday, April 11, 2011

Technique corner – dress up your buttons

One of my favorite techniques in scrapbooking and crafts is to treat a surface. It's a really fun way to change its shape and give it a personal touch. We all know a lot of ideas to treat chipboard, canvas, paper and other materials, but I thought why not treat buttons? Dress them up a little, personalize them and give them a makeover.

Here are a few ideas:

1. Embellish a button as a small tag. Adhere a sentiment and an embellishment on it.

2. Layer a small flower on a button to brighten it up.

3. Sand a button to give it a distressed, worn out look.

4. Create stamens like you would on a flower. Use small bling and rhinestones.

5. Insert brads to a button to add color.

6. Layer two different sizes of buttons to create extra dimension.

7. Put stickles on a button to add some shine to it.

8. Tie a bow on a button to create a soft look.

9. Write sentiments or names on a button to personalize it. Use a very thin marker.

10. Stamp a button with StazOn to give it a new look.

When your buttons are all dressed up they are ready to embellish any creation!

Try it; it will open up a new fun world!



  1. Hi Einat, I like your ideas are great.
    I have walked a while for your blog and I love your work.
    Kisses from Menorca.

    Sorry for my English.

  2. אני מאוד אוהבת כפתורים ומעולם לא חשבתי על זה. נראה לי שאכן פתחת בפני עולם חדש להשתעשע בו...
    רעיונות מעולים!!! אכן ייושמו בקרוב :)

  3. פחות מתחברת לכפתורים אבל זה נראה ממש כייף להכין!

  4. Great idea! I had to laugh at the typo in #7 tho! Too funny!!!

  5. זה מקסים !!! רעיון אדיר מאמצת ברשותך

  6. OMG!! What a typo. Thanks jacque4u2c!