OK, this is my last button related blog, for this month at least. I recently ordered some cute little wooden boxes that I plan to paint up and sell on Etsy. For my first project I decided to use some of the buttons I have lying around and make a button box. You can keep buttons in it, or something else. I have a good friend who is a sewing fanatic, so I was thinking of her when I made it and how cute it would look in her craft room with all of her sewing stuff.
It’s a pretty quick and simple DIY and will make a fun gift. You can of course use any color buttons you like and lay them out in any design you want. I went with the blue/green theme and did a target because I had one large button and then a few green and even more of the small teal buttons.
– Wooden Box
(I did a circle, 2.5 ” round box. It has little magnets in it to help keep it shut, but they aren’t super sturdy)
(I used white)
– Mod Podge
(I used Matte finish)
(for my size box I used 1 large, 9 medium and 17 small)
1. Pick Buttons & Design
Look through your buttons and figure out what you want to use. Lay them out on the box how you want them and take a picture to use as a reference later in the process.
2. Paint The Box
I put on 3 coats of white to make sure it was covered.
3. Seal The Box
I put a coat of Mod Podge on the outside of the box and lid to seal in the white paint to keep it from getting dirty and such with handling. You don’t have to do this step, I just love me some Mod Podge.
4. Glue On The Buttons
I glopped a ton of Mod Podge on the top and laid down my buttons. I used a toothpick to move them around as needed. I also took the toothpick and added a little extra Mod Podge on the inside holes of some of the buttons that didn’t seem glued well enough.
5. Let Dry and Enjoy
Let it dry fully and add extra Mod Podge to any buttons that seem loose. Then put it where you want it, or wrap it up as a gift.