We use them every day and they’re everywhere.. on your shirt, your pants, your bag and your purse. Some creative people though have found ways to make DIY projects and fun activities with children or school projects using them. Others even have great collections of all sorts of colours, sizes and shapes of this ubiquitous object!
The National Button Society (yes, a society with this name actually exists!), founded in 1938, has established November 16th, as the official Button Day, where button collectors or people that just enjoy crafting with them, celebrate!
So if you love cute, fancy, creative, colourful and unusual buttons, this is the day to celebrate your passion!
How to celebrate Button Day?
- Do you have worn-out clothes? Snip buttons off of them and start a collection!
Don’t let the buttons on them go to waste when you throw them away. Snip them off and start your very own Button Collection! Another good place to come across interesting button designs is at a thrift shop.
- Repair any missing buttons from your clothes.
- Decorate objects in your house, using buttons and transform them to super-cute wonderful objects!
Some examples you can transform using buttons: picture frames, headbands, bags, clocks, purses, shoes, jewlery, even lamp shades! Whatever you choose to create, you can be sure that the end result will be unique and there will be no other item like yours in the whole world.
- Create a children’s fun/play button kit.
Kids love colours and cute decorative objects. You can create a box full of all sorts of buttons and let your children explore and play with them or help them use them in their own projects! (just make sure you’re around because kids love them so much, they tend to put them in their mouth) ?
We have collected the cutest buttons around and also a few ideas of creative activities and DIY project involving buttons, that will produce adorable results and will transform everyday objects, to astonishing “button gems”!
Part I: Wishes, Greetings and Proposal DIY Cards, using buttons!
Next: Part II – Creative decorating ideas using buttons