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Make your own Eco-friendly,wallet friendly buttons for an accessory to basically anything!
These are super easy and save money! not to mention great for that backpack of yours,it needs more buttons!!

Posted by PsychedelicParadox from Glendale, Arizona, United States • Published
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  • How to make a buttons. 100% Recycled Button/Pins C: - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get together your soda tab, bottle cap, Safety pin, and design for your button (I'm using a cherry blossom tree cut out from a music magazine)

  • How to make a buttons. 100% Recycled Button/Pins C: - Step 2
    Step 2

    Put a thin layer of glue on the back of the piece of paper c:

  • How to make a buttons. 100% Recycled Button/Pins C: - Step 3
    Step 3

    You should have something that looks like this!

  • How to make a buttons. 100% Recycled Button/Pins C: - Step 4
    Step 4

    Set that aside and grab your safety pin and soda tab. c:

  • How to make a buttons. 100% Recycled Button/Pins C: - Step 5
    Step 5

    This isn't the best picture, but you should open your safety pin and put the soda tab smooth face up.Put the safety pin through one hole of the soda tab and under the middle bit, and bring the head of the safety pin up through the remaining hole. Close the safety pin and set it aside.

  • How to make a buttons. 100% Recycled Button/Pins C: - Step 6
    Step 6

    Go ahead and cut the excess paper around the bottle cap c:

  • How to make a buttons. 100% Recycled Button/Pins C: - Step 7
    Step 7

    Place the safety pin attached to the soda tab inside of the bottle cap like so

  • How to make a buttons. 100% Recycled Button/Pins C: - Step 8
    Step 8

    Take your pliers, and fold down the edges all around your bottle cap. This part isn't the most fun if you've got bassist hands like I do. But bare with me haha. This basically keeps the soda tab snug and secure c:

  • How to make a buttons. 100% Recycled Button/Pins C: - Step 9
    Step 9

    Once you flip it over, you see that you've now got a new button for your collection! c:

  • How to make a buttons. 100% Recycled Button/Pins C: - Step 10
    Step 10

    This bit is optional, but you can prop up your pin to add shine to it by adding a thin layer of Dimensional Magic, this stuff it amazing, just let it dry for 2-3 hours c: It's also very forgiving, because if you accidentally touch it, you can just add a few more drops on top and it looks brand new!

  • How to make a buttons. 100% Recycled Button/Pins C: - Step 11
    Step 11

    Here's a closer look at one of my favorite DIY buttons that I've made. It shows Jimi Hendrix and I saved $5 by making this myself! I'm in love! c:

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Conn
Conn · San Francisco, California, US · 134 projects
Very clever!
PsychedelicParadox
PsychedelicParadox · Glendale, Arizona, US · 1 project
Thank you! I couldn't find my button making machine, so I tried something new c:
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