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BUTTON BUTTON WHO'S GOT THE BUTTON? YOU DO!
An INCREDIBLY simple way to making button's/pin's/badges and what-not.

Posted by DIS.AR.RAY from Las Vegas, Nevada, United States • Published See DIS.AR.RAY's 30 projects »
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  • How to make a button brooch. Easy Peasy Pins/Buttons/Badges - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find a picture that you like [or draw it. Thats what I usually do].

    Print it out [or just... keep it on the sheet of paper that you drew it on].

  • How to make a button brooch. Easy Peasy Pins/Buttons/Badges - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take the hot glue and give it a few good squeezes.

    Have your Baking paper handy!

  • How to make a button brooch. Easy Peasy Pins/Buttons/Badges - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take your baking paper [as fast as possible I suggest!] and place it over the glue.

    I suggest folding the baking paper a few times so it's pretty thick and it won't burn you.

    You need to press the glue down evenly. You can rub your hand over the baking paper where the glue is and flatten it evenly.

    the more you push, the thinner the layer of glue will be, but the better you'll be able to see the picture.

    The thicker the glue, the more stable the pin will be, but it'll become slightly more distorted. Which is alright if you're picture doesn't have to much detail.

  • How to make a button brooch. Easy Peasy Pins/Buttons/Badges - Step 4
    Step 4

    When it cools [maybe 15 seconds or so after you flatten it. It doesn't take long], Slowly peel back the baking paper.

    AHH THE WONDERS OF PARCHMENT PAPER! It never fails to astound me :D.

  • How to make a button brooch. Easy Peasy Pins/Buttons/Badges - Step 5
    Step 5

    Carefully cut out the picture into whatever shape you want your pin to be

    [btw, you can REALLY go crazy! I've done not only circles, rectangles, triangles and pentagon's, but I've done artist palates, stars, heart-o-grams, hands giving the peace sign, etc. LET YOUR IMAGINATION'S SOAR!]

  • How to make a button brooch. Easy Peasy Pins/Buttons/Badges - Step 6
    Step 6

    Take your glue gun and glue a Pinback to the back [I always align it the way that will be easiest for me to pin on myself. So the pointy pokey part with be going left.]

    Let cool

  • How to make a button brooch. Easy Peasy Pins/Buttons/Badges - Step 7
    Step 7

    WEAR WITH PRIDE!

    I AM WOMAN! HEAR ME ROAR!

    *gigantor-roar*

    :D

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PsychedelicParadox
PsychedelicParadox · Glendale, Arizona, US · 1 project
Operation Ivy c: this is awesome!
PsychedelicParadox
PsychedelicParadox · Glendale, Arizona, US · 1 project
Darn, I meant I'm going to use this for an Operation Ivy pin haha
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Gilly S.
Gilly S. · 3 projects
hey could i use wax paper instead of baking paper?
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Mārīte D.
MārÄ«te D. · 4 projects
Yeah-- it's amazingly awesome Happy
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Sarah D
Sarah D · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 31 projects
That sounds great Happy I need to make some.
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violetta
violetta · Temerin, Vojvodina, RS · 208 projects
this is just pure awesome! Happy
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Tessel D.
Tessel D. · The Hague, South Holland, NL · 1 project
Nice!
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Valentina M.
Valentina M. · 1 project
I AM WOMAN TOO!! Happy
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TH3 N3RD
TH3 N3RD · Honolulu, Hawaii, US · 4 projects
OOHH! I have a question though. Will it work with stickers? Bcuz I have a cool sticker I want something to do with.
p.s.
These r awsome! ;D
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ChaeEatzZombehGutz
ChaeEatzZombehGutz · 2 projects
AWESOME!! I love using the hot glue gun anyways!
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breanna r.
breanna r.
could you make these into necklaces?
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