Button Pins


Create a button pin for someone special. Great Mother's Day gift or for your child's teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week. This could also be made into a magnet.
Making button flowers.


  • Buttons of various colors and shapes. They sell mixed bags of buttons at craft stores. You can also use scrapbook buttons for the top pieces as we did.
  • Tacky Craft Glue (Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue recommended)
  • Pin Back
  • small piece of felt

Other Materials

  • Small tray or blanket to lay out buttons on
  • Scissors
  • Waxed Paper


  • Select five buttons for the petals and arrange on a flat surface covered by a piece of waxed paper.
  • Glue together the top two buttons.
  • Put a drop of glue on each of the five buttons laid out for the petals as shown in picture.
  • Place the two glued top buttons on the "petals".
  • Let dry.
  • Cut a small piece of felt just large enough to fit over the inside of the pinback. (See photo above)
  • Glue to Pinback and then glue felt to the back of the button pin.

Tips and Suggestions

  • You will need craft glue for the buttons to hold together. I found that the Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue worked best because it is very thick.
  • You can use buttons with the back shank...just use a jewelry cutter and cut the loop off the back. This will require adult assistance as will adhering the pinback to the button flower.

Other Button Flower Crafts

Button Flower Bouquet

Make this Button Flower Bouquet for a cute display or gift.