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How to Craft a Button Brooch

A creative way to use up all those extra buttons, this floral accessory is pretty enough to wear almost everywhere.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Make a circle Arrange the six matching buttons in a circle, flat side up, with the edges touching. Place a dot of glue on each button nearest to the center of the circle.
  • TIP: Hot glue or regular craft glue won't work.
  • Step 2: Affix large button Affix the large button in the center of the circle, flat side down. Place a dab of glue in the center of the large button.
  • TIP: Use a contrasting color for the center of shades of a single color.
  • Step 3: Glue on small button Place the smallest button on the glue in the center of the large button and let the glue dry for 24 hours.
  • Step 4: Attach pin backing Glue the pin backing onto the center of the back of the button flower.
  • Step 5: Finish with felt Glue a small, circular piece of felt over the pin backing. Let it dry for a few hours and it'll be ready to wear.
  • FACT: The Fashion Center Information Kiosk in the Garment District in New York City is marked by a sculpture of a 14-foot button.

You Will Need

  • Six small buttons
  • Glue
  • One large button
  • One very small button
  • A pin backing
  • Felt

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