3 easy craft ideas using buttons

Create your own accessories that cost nothing – just use buttons and have fun making wall art, napkin rings and more

Looking for a fun Saturday afternoon activity? Dig out spare buttons and get crafty! Check out our favourite four ideas…

Create funky magnets

For a funky fridge display, glue magnets to buttons to create fun memo and postcard holders.

Buttons and magnets, from a selection at John Lewis and HobbyCraft.

Make a work of art

Keep kids amused during rainy afternoons. Download gorgeous picture templates from housetohome – choose from Flowers, an Owl, or a tree, stick on a few buttons, then frame for your very own folk-style prints.

Buttons, from a selection, HobbyCraft and John Lewis. Frames, from £3.91 each, IKEA

Pretty up your napkins

Add a personal touch to the dinner table. Thread lengths of brightly
coloured ribbon or ric-rac trim through buttons to make pretty napkin
rings

Buttons and ribbon, from a selection, John Lewis.

Where to buy buttons

If you don’t have any buttons lying around, fear not. There are plenty of places to buy them. Here are three of our favourites.

Claire Grove. This Cardiff shop is packed with beautiful buttons and beads that are sure to inspire you.

Knit and Sew. Pick from diamanté, starburst, floral or many more designs, and order online or over the phone.

The Button Queen.
This shop in Marylebone, London, is the place to go for vintage
buttons. You can order via phone or email, and will soon be able to buy
online.

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