Christmas Gift Idea #3: Cover Button Christmas Card @ ILikeBigButtons.com December 13 2021
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You could make the Cover Buttons into fabric cover button earrings with our Earring Supplies and it could double as a gift and Christmas Card.
- Flat Back Cover Buttons (I used Size 20, Size 24, and Size 30 Cover Buttons)
- Cover Button Assembly Tools
- Cover Button Templates
- Fabric Scraps
- E6000 Adhesive or Hot Glue
- Sharpie Permanent Marker
- Card Stock or Pre-Made Card
1. Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank or use one of our handy Plastic Cover Button Templates.
2. Put your fabric piece in the larger assembly tool piece (RIGHT SIDE DOWN). When you look into the tool you want to see the back of the fabric.
3. Place the button front (the domed piece) on top of the fabric. Leave the fabric edges hanging out.
4. Press the cover button edges down into the tool.
5. Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front. If the cover button will be subject to repeated tugging from the back, you may want to add a little e6000 adhesive before attaching the back.
6. Take the smaller piece of the assembly tool and with the open side down place it on the button back.
7. Press down. You may hear a pop when the last bit of the button back slips into place. If you take the tool out and the button is not completely secured, just put it back in and press down again.
8. When you take the small assembly tool piece off, the fabric edges will be secured underneath the button back.
9. Remove the button from the larger assembly tool piece.
10. Tada! First step complete.
11. Using a ruler, I made 8 straight lines of varying lengths. Then I drew a bow on top of each and a small ornament top.
12. Then in your best print write Merry Christmas. How else doesn't like their own handwriting :P ? I need to practice my pretty cursive more often.
13. I think it turned out lovely. You could also make the Cover Buttons into fabric cover button earrings with our Earring Supplies: Earring Posts and it could double as a gift and Christmas Card.