What can be made of buttons

You can not even imagine what you can create from the most common buttons. Craftsmen and inventors manage with their help to create jewelry and original gifts, to transform lamps, curtains, vases, watches, pillowcases and other household items. And you can also expand shoes, clothes and bags, and even create unique paintings and panels. It turns out very original and beautiful!

  • Composite picture
  • Bowl of buttons
  • Original vintage beads
  • brooch flower
  • frame for the mirror and photo
  • Ornaments for bags and shoes pattern

    Finished picture photo

Composite Materials Needed:
Draw sketch photo

  • paper or cardboard;
  • watercolor paints;
  • pencil;
  • buttons;
  • adhesive gun.

For our animal crafts of buttons, namely the elephant, in this example, the first step will be drawing silhouettes of animals on paper or cardboard.

We paint a watercolor sketch under the color of buttons chosen for crafting, we wait for complete drying.

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Use a glue gun to seal all the space with buttons, trying not to go beyond the contours of the drawn.
Begin to fill the picture with buttons photo
The second layer of smaller buttons should fill in all possible gaps and gaps made during the sizing of the first row.
Fill the holes photo
To have an elephant stand out for this, take the button a little more and darker.

The tail can be decorated with an oblong button or ribbon and other decorating means.

All other elements of finishing the picture you have the right to choose yourself.

At the end of the work with the picture it can be inserted into the frame and used as a full-fledged decor element.

On the same principle, you can "draw" anything you want. For example, a hippopotamus or a tree.
Hippopotamus from the pier
Tree from the pier Photo

Bowl of buttons

Materials needed:

  • air ball;
  • buttons;
  • glue( use non-hot adhesives not to bake the rubber balls);
  • cup;
  • needle;
  • marker;
  • wooden stick;
  • Scotch tape.

Bowl of puffs Photo
Inflate the balloon.

The narrow part of the ball should be fixed in a cup and fixed with adhesive tape.

Marker on the ball paint the border of the future bowl of buttons.

Lubricate with a wooden stick glue a buttoned part of the ball.

And immediately, evenly put on the necessary places pugovki.

When filling the whole bowl with buttons and giving it the desired shape, you need to wait for the glue to dry completely.

When the glue is solid, you need to pierce the balloon with a needle and just turn the finished bowl down.

Original vintage beads

Ready decoration photo
to create this necklace you will need:

Necessary photo materials

  • beautiful buttons;
  • nippers and scissors;
  • satin ribbon or ribbon;
  • glue gun;
  • beads for pearls;
  • lighter;
  • piece of leather or quality leatherette.

Visually construct the shape of the future necklace.

Spread out the buttons of the photo

If the button has a holder, cut it with a pliers.

Preparing the buttons photo

Glue the satin ribbon from the front of the cut of the skin. The length of the braid should be enough to tie a necklace around your neck.

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We connect the braid and skin photo

We glue the braid photo

Begin to transfer the buttons to the surface of the workpiece, gluing them.

Glue buttons photo

Distribute the beads.

Glue beads photo

Trim the contour and scorch a little edge.

Crop photo


Brooch-flower photo

First we glue our flower with the help of super-glue, connecting the buttons around the base.

We apply glue photo

Add the base photo

Then gently glue the clasp. And, finally, we paste felt on the fastener. This will help protect your belongings from metal.

Add a clasp photo

Ready clasp photo

Such a flower of buttons can become the basis for the future picture. Just do not paste the clasp to the flower, but attach it to a piece of cardboard. Draw the stem and leaves, and here's a ready gift - a picture of buttons.

Mirror and photo frame

Frame of buttons photo

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Frame photo

With super glue and a sufficient number of different buttons, you can decorate them with anything, for example - your old mirror or frames for photos and pictures. If they have a usual plain-looking plastic frame, you can easily transform them with your buttons and fancy. Just glue the buttons with super glue on the base. Begin with large buttons and gradually fill the space, reaching and small pugovok.

Jewelry for bags and shoes

For this you will need the appropriate thing to work - a bag or shoes made of fabric. You can create for yourself a wonderful set, having expanded with buttons cloth shoes and a bag.

We decorate the bag with buttons photo

Sew the buttons to the outside of the product, fixing the thread on the inside of the product. For this reason it is better to use a bag without a lining. On it you will be easier to fix the ends of the thread from the wrong side. In order to keep them better - use the same technique with super glue, fixing the ends of the threads well.

We decorate the shoes with buttons