Make your own doodled buttons!

doodled buttons!

So, if you’ve been seeing my little headbands, you will notice that I had some cute little striped buttons on there. I wish I could find buttons that cute, but in actuality, I had to make my own.

I would offer you a really great tutorial, but there’s nothing to it! You simply doodle on buttons with permanent markers.

Now I don’t recommend you buying expensive buttons (and if you do, draw at your own risk). I’ve messed several buttons up doing this…but if you find yourself doodling anyway, it may be something fun and new to try to add a little extra spice to a scrapbook page, shirt, or embellishment for shoes, earrings, button bouquets, etc.

doodled buttons 2

Go crazy with it. I did a checkerboard design, stripes, polka dots, plaid, circles and more. Also experiment making hearts, peace signs, clovers, or other shapes. If you are getting a head start on your holiday crafting, make some Halloween buttons with bats or pumpkins on them or make some swirls and create lollipops or candy cane stripes for Christmas embellishments.

Of course, the smaller tip you will use will yield finer detail. As you prob. can see, they aren’t perfect, but that can add handmade charm and a nice personalized touch!

Make sure to let them dry fully and you will prob. want to keep them from water (just in case). Also, I just started making these, so I can’t guarantee that they will hold up over the test of time. The more wear and tear you do on the button, the more likely it will rub off over time. So keep this in mind!

Hope you enjoyed this fun and easy project!

Until next time Swellions!


Fruit Button Crafting

final button card

Here’s a quick and simple papercraft idea using buttons, glue, and dimensional paint that is peachy keen, if you know what I mean!

Well, actually, I didn’t show a peach in the below tutorial, but there’s no reason that you couldn’t create one!

Making the card above was easy as pie (cherry pie, that is..ha ha). First, I simply cut out my card to match my envelope size.

I then dry-brushed on a square of Tulip® Soft Fabric Paint™. It worked great on paper!
dry brush on color

Once it was dry, I glued my red buttons in the center with Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue.
clear tacky glue

I added the stems using Tulip® 3-D Fashion Paint.
using dimensional paint

I then created a border by gluing on red sequins and dotting in between the sequins with more dimensional paint.

Here’s a cute orange and strawberry (I dotted black dimensional paint on the button for the seeds) that I also made.
orange and strawberry

These would make super swell cards, gift tags, or embellishments for your scrapbook pages. They would even be cute as place cards on a summer table (it will be here before we know it)! You can even take it off the page and do this technique on wearables. You just want to use a fabric glue instead of the Tacky Glue. Aleene’s® Fabric Fusion™ Permanent Dry Cleanable Fabric Adhesive™ is a great glue for adhering buttons to fabric!

Hope you found this project inspiring!

Until next time Swellions!