I have a button maker that makes buttons about 1" in diameter. I use it to make buttons out of materials generally not intended for the machine, like fabric and beads and such. The two above were made of extra linoleum prints I made into cards last year, and are some of the only buttons I've made as intended, with paper and a plastic cover. Here are some examples of the other kinds:

And for fun, below is the first button I ever made, before I even had a button maker. There was a booth at the Oregon Country Fair that let you make buttons. I used a contact print of the first sheet of B&W photos I'd ever taken. That girl in the middle is my best friend Zella.

I'll be making a lot more buttons in the next week in preparation to sell at the Holiday Art Fair. Wish me luck!


  1. If wishes were fishes I'd have an entire ocean full- do well at the faire - wish I could be there!

  2. Your buttons have buttons on them! I love it!

  3. if you need any button help let me know. i have a lot of time on my hands what with being such an antisocial misfit that flees from the light of the sun.

  4. good luck! i didn't recognize myself at all in that photo!
    also i can't wait to talk to you tues yeah!!!


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