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Delight in the Seasons
Altering clear buttons is a great way to customize your project; it allows you to turn a clear button into one that perfectly accessorizes your project. Try using patterned papers, vintage ledger paper, book pages or sheet music to transform a button. Here, I used sheet music to embellish clear buttons. I felt this fit nicely with the theme of the project because it reminded me of Christmas carols. I added other personal touches to this project as well. For example, the white trim on each mitten was inspired by a pair of mittens I had when I was little. Oh, how I loved those mittens! I also added extra sparkle throughout the project to resemble holiday lights sparkling at night. Use details like these to make your projects magical.

If you want to display these mittens all winter long, change the red and green color scheme to blue and white.

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  • How to make a buttons. Embellished Clear Buttons - Step 1
    Step 1

    Apply gloss medium to the back of a clear button.

  • How to make a buttons. Embellished Clear Buttons - Step 2
    Step 2

    Place the button, glue side down, onto patterned paper. Here, I’m using vintage sheet music. Press down on the button with medium pressure to remove air bubbles.

  • How to make a buttons. Embellished Clear Buttons - Step 3
    Step 3

    While the gloss medium is still wet, use a paper piercer to clear each button hole. Let the gloss medium dry completely.

  • How to make a buttons. Embellished Clear Buttons - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using a craft knife, cut the paper around the button.

  • How to make a buttons. Embellished Clear Buttons - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sand the edges of the patterned paper until it is smooth and flush with the button.

  • How to make a buttons. Embellished Clear Buttons - Step 6
    Step 6

    Thread baker’s twine through the button holes and tie it into a bow. Create a bow from seam binding and attach the altered button to the center of the seam binding bow.

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