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cute as a button

January 7, 2014

button pushpin diy

Do you save all the extra buttons you get when you buy new clothes?  I do.  I sometimes even take buttons I like off a piece of worn clothing before I toss it.

buttons for diy

I have accumulated quite a collection of buttons that I can’t seem to part with and I have created many craft projects over the years to accommodate my growing collection.  (Christmas ornaments, jewelry, etc.)   Since organization is always a priority at this time of year, I am sharing an easy DIY that not only repurposes extra buttons, but also helps make bulletin boards look ‘cute as a button’ as they get reorganized in the new year.

diy decorative pushpins

making diy decorative pushpins

decprative pushpin from buttonSimply use a glue gun to add a bead of glue to the head of a plastic push pin and attach a button!  Cute, right?  I bet you have quite a few buttons that are not being used…

I often attach small shells to my push pins since I favor a beach theme, but buttons can easily adapt to any decor or color scheme.

Lining a bulletin board in pretty fabric and making some button push pins to coordinate makes a thoughtful and pretty gift…maybe as a Valentine?  Add some to a Valentine’s Day care package headed to a dorm room.

They can be packaged in a small tin or on a piece of decorated corrugated cardboard – cover the cardboard in fabric or scraps of wallpaper for a pretty presentation.

Decorated push pins also make a great teacher’s gift or a great gift for anyone that appreciates pretty details.

There are so many possibilities of color and style combinations…I hope I inspired you to try some!

diy decorative thumbtack

decorative pushpin diy

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Remember to take pleasure in simple things, Jackie

Sharing at Common Ground  Crafts a la mode and Coastal Charm.

Category: diy, gift ideas | Tags: , , | 2 comments

  • Linda says:

    Hi, Jackie, Featured you tonight. Best New Years wishes to you. We aren’t getting that much snow this year. :) Linda