Perhaps You’re Wondering: “What Can I Make With Buttons?” The Answer: Lots of Things! Try Making Button Jewelry; Button Art; Button Collages; Mending Projects; Christmas Button Crafts; Button Crafts for Kids; Button Crafts to Sell; and More
Do you have buttons in your craft supply stash? Are you interested in finding creative uses for old buttons — perhaps single buttons that don’t have any mates and aren’t good candidates for using on your knitting / crocheting / sewing projects; or perhaps fancy Czech glass buttons or other spectacular vintage buttons that are too nice to keep stashed in a drawer?
Christmas Button Crafts
Want to use buttons for embellishments on Christmas ornaments, Christmas cards or Christmas jewelry? Here are some ideas:
1. Christmas Tree Applique
This crocheted Christmas tree applique is an easy project — and if you have bunches of oddball buttons that don’t match each other, this is the ideal project for using them up. You can grab the free crochet Christmas tree pattern here on our website.
Want to make a Christmas ornament that’s similar to the Christmas tree applique pictured above? Simply make 2 of the appliques, stitch them together partway, stuff with wool roving or fiberfill, and complete the task of stitching them together. You can xheck out the completed Christmas ornament and find more information here.
3. Christmas Button Necklace
If you have a large focal button in your stash, here’s a fantastic idea for what to do with it: Use it as the main adornment for a crocheted necklace band. You can get the free pattern and instructions for this DIY button necklace at Knittingcrochetcrafts.com.
The photo above shows you how it can look if you make this piece using Christmas colors of red and green. However, this design can work well for other holidays and occasions if you make it in other colors. How about orange and black for Halloween, burnt orange and white if you’re a Texas Longhorns fan, or yellow and purple if you’re an LA Lakers fan?
Greeting Cards With Buttons
4. Paper Lace Greeting Card With Flower and Button
If you have flower stamps in your craft supplies stash, you can use them to stamp floral images for embellishing the fronts of your greeting cards; then stitch buttons to the flower centers to add a bit of dimension to each card. One example is pictured above; you can find free instructions for making this card at PaperLaces.
ACEO Cards and Art Trading Cards With Buttons
I enjoy sewing buttons onto small pieces of artwork including but not limited to ACEO cards and art trading cards. Here are a few ideas you can use for inspiration when you make your own ACEO or art trading cards:
6. Collage Art With Buttons
You can attach buttons to your mixed media and collage art pieces. An example is pictured above. Click here to find our main directory of free instructions for collage art. If you’re in search of button craft ideas for kids, collage is an excellent possibility to consider.
7. Mending Clothes
Remember to keep some of your buttons available for mending clothes. It’s all too common to lose a button and then not be able to easily find a replacement.
Button Crafts to Sell
Permission is granted for you to make and sell crocheted items using Amy Solovay’s free crochet patterns that are posted at Knittingcrochetcrafts.com — which includes the crochet Christmas tree applique, Christmas tree ornament and Christmas button necklace pictured above. It also includes the other crochet projects designed by Amy Solovay that you’ll find at Knittingcrochetcrafts.com. However, please note that you MUST take your own photos of the finished projects you create using Amy’s patterns. Permission is NOT GRANTED for using the photos at either Knittingcrochetcrafts.com or Knittingcrochetcrafts.com for any purpose — not for selling your items, not for pinning on Pinterest and not for using at any other blog, website or social media network.
So there you have it: That’s our roundup of fun button crafts that are suitable for kids, adults and seniors. We hope you found some button craft ideas that appeal to you.
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By Amy Solovay
This page was last updated on 8-17-2021.