How To: Craft a button brooch

Craft a button brooch

This cute and colorful flower button is a perfect Spring craft project for the kids. Not only do you get rid of unwanted buttons but you can keep the kids busy and make a cheerful brooch all at the same time.

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

You Will Need

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

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.

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.

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.

The Fashion Center Information Kiosk in the Garment District in New York City is marked by a sculpture of a 14-foot button.

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