This is another blast from the crafting past post.
I am pretty sure I shot these with a 7.1 Megapixel Canon Powershot Digital Elf.
I remember all my past cameras far easier than my children’s birthdates.
Don’t even get me started on my first digital camera, the Apple QuickTake 200.
Oh, it’s so sad when my babies grow up!
Well, my real babies too of course.
This is a super super super easy DIY.
Not like those crazy purses some whacko posted about yesterday.
Who on earth is going to make their own purse!
Here’s what you need to make fabric covered bottons:
Hammer, fabric, scissors, and a Dritz button kit from here.
They do sell button kits at most fabric stores, and Hobby Lobby has them too. They should be under $5 to purchase.
First step: Cut your fabric in a circle with the included paper pattern.
Center the fabric on the white plastic mold. Take a button and set it on top.
Gently push down.
Push the button top all the way down, and gather the fabric on top. Then you can place the silver cap on top.
This little blue thingy is called the pusher.
We have a kid that goes by the same name.
Next, take the pusher and set it on top of your button while it is still inside the mold. Hammer it down and you will hear or feel the button snap together.
Voila! Bend the mold and your button should pop right out.
I use my buttons with elastics to make hair pieces, but obviously you can do many other things.
I usually make mine in pairs.
You know, in case I loose one, or if by chance I can convince one of my girls to have pigtails.
(My girls are more likely to clean their bedroom before they allow me to put their hair in pigtails.)
The hair elastics are from Target. I love the bright colors.
And, totally unrelated, and just because I love old things, here ‘s some cute vintage buttons with elastics.
That is all.