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A DIY nature craft
Make unique rustic buttons using branches, sandpaper, a drill, and a little elbow grease.

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  • How to make a wooden branch button. Toggle Branch Buttons - Step 1
    Step 1

    Collect appropriately sized branches. (Ours were leftovers from another project.) Be sure to use dry branches as green wood will split when it dries. Please see Raven W's helpful comment below for more detail.

  • How to make a wooden branch button. Toggle Branch Buttons - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use secateurs to cut branches to desired button size. Consider leaving on twiggy bits if you are aiming for decorative buttons. Functional buttons work best with smooth sides.

  • How to make a wooden branch button. Toggle Branch Buttons - Step 3
    Step 3

    Sand opposite sides of the branches to create two flat areas (front and back), or leave natural.

  • How to make a wooden branch button. Toggle Branch Buttons - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use a cordless drill to make two-hole buttons. Finish with a beeswax polish, or leave unfinished. There you have it - a simple, quirky, rustic toggle button.

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Raven W.
Raven W. · Brisbane, Queensland, AU · 70 projects
As a woodworker I'd suggest not using green wood as once you've cut it to these lengths it'll split when it dries. Leave them long and put them in the airing cupboard or similar for about 6 months. The ends will split but you should have plenty to use for projects Happy If the wood was dead standing or already dry you shouldn't have a problem Happy
Wabi-Sabi Wanderings
Wabi-Sabi Wanderings · 7 projects
Thank you, Raven W, I should have mentioned that! What a silly oversight on my part. Yes, ours were already dry and are holding strong two years later. I'll have to go back and see about editing the info. Thanks again Happy
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