Make Your Own Button Pins Easily With These 10 Tutorials

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Make Your Own Button Pins Easily With These 10 Tutorials

Make Your Own Button Pins Easily With These 10 Tutorials

UberButtons® DIY November 4, 2016 Comments

Making button pins is a great project for any type of crafter. Whether you’re a novice or you have your own booth of pins at a mall, button pins are relatively simple to assemble. The materials are also easy and affordable to source, but first you need inspiration. Follow any of these 10 tutorials for a fun activity at a kid’s birthday or as a personal project to make special gifts for your friends.

 

Emoji Lapel Pins

If you’re good at drawing, these emoji lapel pins are great for bringing back the classic emojis and displaying them on your bag or shirt. They require a few supplies, but all of them are reusable for tons of future projects.
 
emoji pins diy
 

What you’ll need:
  • Shrink Film
  • Sharpie
  • Sand Paper (fine grit)
  • Craft paint
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Paint Brush
  • Acrylic Sealer or Decoupage
  • Pin Backers

Click here for the tutorial

 

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Use Stickers To Make Pins

Purchasing pins from your favorite show or movie can be expensive, with many of these licensed products costing up to $30.00 per pin! You can make your own pins at a fraction of the cost by using stickers and a few simple materials.
 
sticker button pins
 

What you’ll need:
  • Stickers
  • Clear Resin
  • Craft Paint
  • Pin backs

Click here for the tutorial

 

DIY Woodland Creature Pins

With a little bit of clay, you can make these cute forest creature pins. Start off with these simple silhouettes to get the hang of it, and then get creative with other animals. No oven required!
 
clay animal pins
 

What you’ll need:
  • White clay (air drying)
  • Clay Knife
  • Rolling pin
  • Sandpaper
  • Templates for woodland creatures
  • Acrylic paint
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pin backs

Click here for the tutorial

 

Cloth Button Pins

If you have any scraps of fabric lying around, these cloth button pins are the perfect solution. You won’t need much, so they’re perfect for using up any bits of scrap.
 
fabric covered pins
 

What you’ll need:
  • Fabric scraps
  • Wire cutters
  • Pin backs
  • Sharp scissors
  • Adhesive

Click here for the tutorial

 

DIY Bachelorette Party Buttons

When shopping for bachelorette party favors, you can face a frustrating amount of options. Making your own custom button pins will put an end to the never ending search, and add a personal touch to the special day.
 
bachelorette button pins
 

What you’ll need:
  • Clear buttons (local dollar store)
  • Template for design, printed on paper
  • Glitter and diamond ring stickers

 

Click here for the tutorial

 

Bottle Cap Pins

Twist off metal caps are rarely useful. Unless you’re a crafter, these caps are likely to go in the trash. Consider making them into pins to always represent your favorite beer!
 
bottle cap pins
 

What you’ll need:
  • Bottle caps
  • Casting resin
  • Safety pins
  • Paper
  • Solder gun
  • Scissors
  • Sandpaper
  • Disposable Cup and stir sticks

Click here for the tutorial

 

Halloween Pin

Perfect for kids who can’t dress up to school on Halloween, these pins are a great alternative to stay true to the Halloween spirit. Cupcake liners come in an infinite number of patterns and they’re the primary material in this project, so the possibilities are endless!
 
halloween button pins
 

What you’ll need:
  • Plastic buttons or pins (2 ¼ inches)
  • Cupcake liners
  • Letters
  • Glitter paper

Click here for the tutorial

 

Wooden Decoupage Badges

Decoupage is a crafting technique where you use paper cutouts. These wooden badges use decoupage and lacquer for really simple and totally customizable button pins. Whether you use your own pictures or find them online, the finishing touches with resin make sure they stay intact.
 
deco button pins
 

What you’ll need:
  • Wooden shapes
  • Small images (clippings)
  • Glitter
  • Sealant
  • Paintbrush
  • Pins
  • Resin
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Super Glue

Click here for the tutorial

 

DIY Flair Pins

These exciting flair pins are made using Shrink Film, a special kind of paper that shrinks any design to about 50% and turns into a hard, enamel-like piece. These are especially great for family and friends who are difficult to buy for. Just print a happy memory or a picture of their pet and gift them a pin they can’t buy anywhere.
 
custom flair pins
 

What you’ll need:
  • Pictures or clip art
  • Shrink dink paper
  • Pin backs
  • Push pins
  • Super glue

Click here for the tutorial

 

Personalized Pins

Kids will find any way to express themselves in school, especially when their dress codes are confined to school uniforms. These personalized pins are the perfect creative solution. They’re simple to make and can be rocked on backpacks, lanyards,
 
diy pins and patches
 

What you’ll need:
  • Permanent markers
  • Shrinky Dink Paper
  • Wax Paper
  • Superglue
  • Pin Backs

Click here for the tutorial

 
Buttons can serve a purpose other than being a way for your personality to shine through. Buttons can also raise awareness about a variety of causes, events or a movement that you believe in. Simply by wearing a button, a dialogue can be started about a topic that may be otherwise difficult to bring into a conversation. And to top it off, creating them with a group of friends or as a project with children is a fun opportunity to get creative and crafty.