Friday, September 2, 2016

Make Your Own Buttons!

I recently trimmed some trees in my backyard and decided to hold on to some of the larger branches for a while.  Yup, that's me.....I can't toss anything because eventually I will turn it into a project.  Plus, I'm a bit of a hoarder.  I'm so glad I kept them because they became the most fantastic, colorful buttons that were a breeze to make!  You could use these for everything from a big sweater to a jewelry project.  Heck, glue them around a frame or add them on a scrapbook page.  Go nuts!  The best part this project is that they were free.  Remember to have fun, use nature and always Make Your Mark! 
I like big buttons and I cannot lie!
Stitch ready!
Watch the quick tutorial here!
Stuff I Used
Americana Decor Color Stains
Americana Multi-Purpose Sealer
Large branches
Drill and Jigsaw
 Here's How
1. & 2.  Saw your branches into thin slices
3. & 4.  Drill 2 or 4 holes in the center of each slice
5.  Stain them in different colors
*Stain keeps the beautiful wood grain
6.  Coat them with a multi-purpose sealer
Sew cute!


  1. God bless you! you always have fun - creative ideas! you're the best

    1. BT! You are so sweet! Thanks for following my blog. Big hugs!

  2. I love that your posts always include step by step photos as well as a video. Appreciate the extra work it must take, but it makes your fabulous ideas even more accessible x

    1. My pleasure Jane. I'm glad people get inspired to be creative. Love this comment. Thank you!

  3. What a creative idea! I love the easy to follow instructions and video. Super unique and adorable!

  4. Ill never look ar a cut branch as trash. My mind is racing with all the different projects I can make with different width branches, thanks for the inspiration, Mark!