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Top DIY Craft Project Picks @ ILikeBigButtons.com October 08 2021

😍 These Marvel Key Fob Wristlets are a favorite in the I Like Big Buttons! household. 😍

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School Must-Haves @ ILikeBigButtons.com August 24 2021

 

With the school year starting back up, I couldn't resist. 😄

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To see other great Cover Button and Jumbo Paper Clip ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.


Fabric Cover Buttons - Easy Peasy, Beautiful Impact! @ ILikeBigButtons.com August 19 2021


These aren't your grandma's Cover Buttons!!! Well, actually they are 😉 only better, with so many, many great uses for them.

💜 Flat Backs are used for crafts where you would like to glue a cover button: jewelry, bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces, bobby pins and barrettes, scrapbooking, and much more.

💙 Wire Backs are used for fabric cover buttons in sewing, shoes, clothing, ponytail holders and much, much more.

Here are the 7 sizes we carry. From 1/2", which is about as small as your pinky nail, all the way up to 1 7/8" in diameter, about the size of the round side of a kiwi fruit.

We carry them in both flat back (glueable) and wire back (sewable).

• Size 20 (1/2 inch / 12 mm)
• Size 24 (5/8 inch / 15 mm)
• Size 30 (3/4 inch / 19 mm)
• Size 36 (7/8 inch / 23 mm)
• Size 45 (1 1/8 inch / 28 mm)
• Size 60 (1 1/2 inch / 38 mm)
• Size 75 (1 7/8 inch / 48 mm)

Assembling fabric Cover Buttons is fast and simple. In just seconds, you will have a button ready for your latest craft project.

Inspiration Board: Fabric Cover Buttons

 


Fabric Cover Button Jumbo Paper Clips @ ILikeBigButtons.com July 13 2021

😍 I'm in ❤️ with Jumbo Paper Clips and Cover Buttons. 😍

Quick & easy craft with stunning results!


Making Lace & Fabric Cover Button Earrings @ ILikeBigButtons.com June 09 2021

Supplies:

Instructions:

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 lace piece in the larger assembly tool piece (RIGHT SIDE DOWN).   Then, 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.  Lightly scuff the back of the Cover Button so the glue will adhere better (not essential but recommended).

12.  Clean both surfaces of dust.  I used rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab.

13.  Apply E6000 to back of Cover Button or Earring Post.

14.  Press Earring Post into place and remove any extra Adhesive.  On smaller sized Cover Buttons center the post, as they increase in size adjust post towards top.

15.  Let dry, add Earring Backing/Nut, and enjoy.

16.  Tada!  Lace and Fabric Cover Button Earrings are great a gifts or as products for your shop.


How To Make A Needle Minder/Magnetic Pin Cushion @ ILikeBigButtons.com May 19 2021

I have been working on a lot of crafty projects recently and I needed a few new handy sewing accessories: Fabric Cover Button Needle Minder/Pin Cushion. I love the splash of color they add to my sewing station and their usefulness!

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Size 75 (1 7/8 inch / 48 mm) Fabric Cover Button
  • Fabric Of Your Choice
  • 1x Standard Round Magnet (Approximately 3/4" Round)
  • E6000, Hot Glue, or comparable adhesive

I Like Big Buttons! - Picture Tutorial Below:

1.  Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank. *TIP* Our All-In-One Cover Button Template makes creating the right size circle of fabric a breeze.

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. Glue the magnet inside the back of the Cover Button with Hot Glue or E6000.

4.  Place the button front (the domed piece) on top of the fabric. Leave the fabric edges hanging out.

5.  Press the cover button edges down into the tool. *TIP* To make it easier on my fingers, I use a sharpie marker to apply pressure.

6.  Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front. *TIP* 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.

7.  Take the smaller piece of the assembly tool and with the open side down place it on the button back.

8.  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. *TIP* I often use a flat piece of wood to apply pressure, again to save my fingers. It also helps to avoid the button back going in at an angle.

9.  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! Now you have an attractive Pin Cushion/Needle Holder for your sewing room.

To see other great Fabric Cover Button ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.


Making Cover Button Paper Clip Bookmarks @ ILikeBigButtons.com April 05 2021

How To Make Fabric Cover Button Jumbo Paper Clip Bookmarks:

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Follow these instructions to make Flat Back Fabric Covered Buttons.
  2. Lightly scuff the top of the Paper Clip so the glue will adhere better (not essential but recommended).
  3. Lightly scuff the back of the Cover Button so the glue will adhere better (not essential but recommended).
  4. Clean both surfaces of dust.
  5. Apply E6000 to the back of the Cover Button.
  6. Press into place over the glue pad on the Paper clip at the desired height and remove any extra Adhesive.  The bigger the Cover Button the higher you will want to center the cover button.
  7. Let dry and enjoy.
  8. Tada!

You are done! Use these adorable Paper Clips to hold your place in your favorite book or cookbook.  Enjoy!


Making A Fabric Cover Button Full-Size Clothespin @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 23 2021

 

How to Make Cover Button Bobby Full-Size Clothespins:

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Attach Size 30 (3/4 inch / 19 mm), Size 36 (7/8 inch / 23 mm), or Size 45 (1 1/8 inch / 28 mm) flat back cover buttons.)
  • 1x Full-Size Wooden Clothespin
  • 1x Medium Plain Button
  • E6000, Hot Glue, or comparable adhesive

Instructions:

  1. Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank.
  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. *TIP* To make it easier on my fingers, I use a sharpie marker to apply pressure.
  5. Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front. *TIP* 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. *TIP* I often use a flat piece of wood to apply pressure, again to save my fingers. It also helps to avoid the button back going in at an angle.
  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! Now to attach it to the Clothespin.
  11. Use Hot Glue or E6000 to adhere a small plain button to the underside of the Cover Button. This is to fill the space between the back and the edges. You can also use felt or some other small object. You just need it to be sturdy enough to offer support. A small plastic button works great for this. You will see that the button is now flush across the bottom. I cut off the little nubs of glue that leaked through the button holes.
  12. Now adhere the finished Cover Button to the Clothespin. Press into place and center it until you are pleased with the alignment. Set aside to dry.
  13. Tada! Additional uses:
  • Add a thin magnet to the back and use on your magnetic board.
  • Add a push pin to the back and use on your cork board.

 

How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Mini Clothespin

To see other great Fabric Cover Button ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.


Making Fabric Cover Button Bobby Pins @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 19 2021

How to Make Cover Button Bobby Pins:

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Choose your size, Size 20 through Size 45 all work great, size depends on the statement you want to make)
  • 1 Bobby Pin
  • E6000 or comparable adhesive

Steps:

  1. Follow these instructions to make Flat Back Fabric Covered Buttons.
  2. Apply E6000 to back of Cover Button.
  3. Press Bobby Pin into place and remove any extra Adhesive. On smaller sized Cover buttons center the glue pad, as they increase in size adjust accordingly.
  4. Let dry and enjoy.
  5. Tada!

You are done! Wear these adorable Bobby Pins to match or accent your favorite outfit or dress up your favorite t-shirt and jeans for an afternoon outing. Enjoy!


Making Fabric Cover Button Earrings @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 16 2021

How to Make Cover Button Earrings:

Supplies:

  • 2 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Choose your size, Size 20 through Size 60 all work great, size depends on the statement you want to make)
  • 1 set of Earring Post & Backs
  • E6000 or comparable adhesive

Steps:

  1. Follow these instructions to make Flat Back Fabric Covered Buttons.
  2. Apply E6000 to the back of the Cover Button.
  3. Press Earring Post into place and remove any extra Adhesive.  On smaller sized Cover buttons center the post, as they increase in size adjust the post towards the top.
  4. Let dry, add Earring Backing/Nut, and enjoy.
  5. Tada!

You are done! Wear these adorable Earrings to match or accent your favorite outfit or dress up your favorite t-shirt and jeans for an afternoon outing. Enjoy!


Valentine's Day Fabric Cover Button Barrettes @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 11 2021

How to Make Valentine's Day Cover Button Snap Barrettes:

Supplies:

  • 1-2 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Choose your size, Size 20 through Size 36 all work great, size depends on the statement you want to make)
  • 2 Snap Barrettes
  • E6000 or comparable adhesive

Steps:

  1. Follow these instructions to make Flat Back Fabric Covered Buttons.
  2. Lightly scuff the back of the Cover Button so the glue will adhere better (not essential but recommended).
  3. Clean both surfaces of dust.
  4. Apply E6000 to back of Cover Button.
  5. Press Snap Barrette into place and remove any extra Adhesive. On smaller sized Cover buttons center on the glue pad, as they increase in size adjust glue pad accordingly.
  6. Let dry and enjoy.
  7. Tada!

You are done!  Wear these adorable Snap Barrettes to match or accent your favorite outfit for Valentine's Day or dress up your favorite t-shirt and jeans for an afternoon outing. Enjoy!


Valentine's Cover Button Jumbo Paper Clip Bookmarks @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 10 2021

Valentine's Day Fabric Cover Button Jumbo Paper Clip Bookmarks:

Supplies:

Steps:

  1. Follow these instructions to make Flat Back Fabric Covered Buttons.
  2. Lightly scuff the top of the Paper Clip so the glue will adhere better (not essential but recommended).
  3. Lightly scuff the back of the Cover Button so the glue will adhere better (not essential but recommended).
  4. Clean both surfaces of dust.
  5. Apply E6000 to the back of the Cover Button.
  6. Press into place over the glue pad on the Paper clip at the desired height and remove any extra Adhesive.  The bigger the Cover Button the higher you will want to center the cover button.
  7. Cut a 6" piece of Ribbon and knot it on the side of the Paper Clip.  Slide it up against the Cover Button.  Straighten and cut ends at an angle at the desired length.
  8. Let dry and enjoy.
  9. Tada!

You are done! Use these adorable Paper Clips to accent a Valentine for your special loved one or hold your place in your favorite book or cookbook.  Enjoy!


How to Make Fabric Cover Buttons @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 02 2021

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How to Make Fabric Cover Buttons:

Cover Buttons are easy to assemble:

  1. Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank.
  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!

To see other great Fabric Cover Button ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.


I Like Big Buttons! 🧵✂️ DIY Kit Sale 🧵✂️ April 01 2020

We have had a lot of requests for DIY Starter Kits over the years for our most popular supplies. We have compiled our customers' favorite craft findings and supplies into these great Starter Kits. Check them out!

DIY Kit Sale are 10% OFF

No Coupon Necessary

Time to stock up!

Good Through April 30, 2020.

 

Cover Buttons Starter Kits:

We have assembled several Cover Button kits with our customer's favorite supplies. Jumbo Paper Clips, Pendant Bezels, Thumb Tacks, Jewelry Supplies, Bobby Pins, Snap Barrettes, and Badge Reels. Choose from 3 Cover Button sizes and a variety of finishes/colors. Everything that you need to get started (fabric and glue not included *).

Key Fob Hardware Starter Kits:

We have also put together ready-to-go Key Fob Starter Kits with Pliers in a mix of sizes, finishes, or both. Everything that you need to get started (fabric not included *).

To see other great DIY STARTER KIT options, visit our DIY KITS section here.


Size 24 (5/8 inch / 15 mm) Self Cover Buttons by ILikeBigButtons.com February 26 2020

We love our Cover Buttons! Easy to make and versatile they are one of my favorite go-to craft supplies.

We carry them in 7 great sizes. The second smallest, Size 24 (5/8"), is just slightly larger in diameter than a Skittle or M&M and available in both Wire Back (sewable) and Flat Back (glueable).

Size 24 (5/8 inch / 15 mm)

Size Reference

 

I Like Big Buttons! 💘 Cover Button Love Sale 💘

Cover Button Sets and Cover Button DIY Kits are 10% OFF | No Coupon Necessary

Time to Stock up!

Good Through February 29, 2020.
 

 

Size 24 Cover Buttons are great for smaller projects:

Lace & Fabric Cover Button Earrings

Fabric Cover Button Mini Clothespins

Fabric Cover Button Bobby Pins

Fabric Cover Buttons for your favorite outfit

Scrapbooking or Card Making

And Much, Much More

 

To see other great Fabric Cover Button ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.


How To Make A Self Fabric Cover Button: 7 Fabric Cover Button Sizes February 21 2020

Easy Peasy! So Much Fun!

Cover Button Tips:

  • The size of the fabric circle for each Cover Button size should be approximately twice the diameter of your button blank. If you would like a matching sized reusable plastic circle template, simply choose "Add Template" from the drop-down menu and the correct sized tool will be added to your order.
  • When the circle of fabric and Cover Button Cap are snugly situated in the clear base of the Cover Button tool, flip the tool over and double-check the positioning of your fabric. If it has a pattern, you will see a preview of how the button will form and can make adjustments to the fabric before you install the back.
  • You may want to add a dab of E6000 or comparable adhesive before installing the Cover Button Back as a precaution to ensure a permanent hold.
  • Save your fingers: Tip #1 - Use the backside of a permanent marker or comparable item on the smaller sized Cover Button Caps to press them into the clear base of the Cover Button tool.
  • Save your fingers: Tip #2 - Take a flat piece of wood and use it to apply even downward pressure on the pink plunger of the Cover Button installation tool when installing the back.  Not so much pressure that you flatten the button, just until it pops into place.
  • To remove the Cover Button from the clear base once it has been formed, bend the mold slightly and push up from the bottom to pop out the button.

Size 20 (1/2 inch / 12 mm) Self Cover Buttons by ILikeBigButtons.com February 20 2020

We love our Cover Buttons! Easy to make and versatile they are one of my favorite go-to craft supplies.

We carry them in 7 great sizes. The smallest, Size 20 (1/2"), is about the size of your pinky nail in both Wire Back (sewable) and Flat Back (glueable).

 

Size 20 (1/2 inch / 12 mm)

Size Reference

I Like Big Buttons! 💘 Cover Button Love Sale 💘

Cover Button Sets and Cover Button DIY Kits are 10% OFF | No Coupon Necessary

Time to Stock up!

Good Through February 29, 2020.

 

Size 20 Cover Buttons are great for small projects:

Stud-sized Fabric Cover Button Earrings

Fabric Cover Button Bracelet

Fabric Cover Button Bobby Pins

Fabric Cover Buttons for your favorite outfit

Scrapbooking or Card Making

And Much, Much More

 

To see other great Fabric Cover Button ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.


😍 I Like Big Buttons! Cover Button Sale 😍 September 17 2019



10% Cover Button Sale - Good through 9/20 | No Coupon Necessary [...]

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See other deals in our Clearance Section on our site:

 

Rainbow GRAB BAG: Random 1000* Kam Plastic Snaps (Size 20) for $21.95 (Regularly $34.95)



 

Grab Bag: 1000* Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps for $18.95 (Regularly $34.95)

 


 

Mixed Bag: 100 Kam Snaps/Plastic Snaps Sets (Size 20) for $2.95 (Regularly $3.95)

 


 

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I Like Big Buttons! DIY Projects:





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"No Sew" Valentine's Day Craft Ideas from ILikeBigButtons.com February 13 2019

 

I can't believe Valentine's Day snuck up on us so fast, let's look at some fun and easy "No Sew" Cover Button crafts we can make for those we love!

Don't forget our DIY Kits are on sale on our website through 2/15/19, no coupon necessary.

Valentine's Day Fabric Cover Button Barrettes

Wear these adorable Snap Barrettes to match or accent your favorite outfit for Valentine's Day or dress up your favorite t-shirt and jeans for an afternoon outing. Enjoy!

Supplies:

  • 1-2 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Choose your size, Size 20 through Size 36 all work great, size depends on the statement you want to make)
  • 2 Snap Barrettes
  • E6000 or comparable adhesive ... See More

Valentine's Day Fabric Cover Button Jumbo Paper Clip Bookmarks

Use these adorable Paper Clip Bookmarks to accent a Valentine for your special loved one or hold your place in your favorite book or cookbook  Enjoy!

Supplies:

Valentine's Day Fabric Cover Button Badge Reels

Use these adorable Valentine's Day Badge Reels to hold your ID for work, school, or play.  Enjoy!

Supplies:

Lace & Fabric Cover Button Earrings

Give these cute Lace & Fabric Cover Button Earrings as Valentine gift for your best friend or loved ones.  Enjoy!

Supplies:

Fabric Cover Button Bracelet Tutorial

Give this charming Cover Button Bracelet as Valentine gift for your best friend or loved ones.  Enjoy!

Supplies:

Cover Button Bobby Pins

Give these adorable Cover Button Bobby Pins as Valentine gifts for your best friend or loved ones.  Enjoy!

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Choose your size, Size 20 through Size 45 all work great, size depends on the statement you want to make)
  • 1 Bobby Pin
  • E6000 or comparable adhesive ... See More


NEW! DIY Starter Kits @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 11 2019

We have had a lot of requests for DIY Starter Kits for our most popular supplies. We have compiled our customers' favorite craft findings and supplies into great Starter Kits. Check them out!

--> 10% off all our DIY Kits through Friday (2/15/2019) no coupon necessary. <--

Cover Buttons Starter Kits:

We have assembled several Cover Button kits with our customer's favorite supplies. Jumbo Paper Clips, Pendant Bezels, Thumb Tacks, Jewelry Supplies, Bobby Pins, Snap Barrettes, and Badge Reels. Choose from 3 Cover Button sizes and a variety of finishes/colors. Everything that you need to get started (fabric and glue not included *).

Key Fob Hardware Starter Kits:

We have also put together ready-to-go Key Fob Starter Kits with Pliers in a mix of sizes, finishes, or both. Everything that you need to get started (fabric not included *).

To see other great DIY STARTER KIT options, visit our DIY KITS section here.


How To Wrap Cover Buttons With Paper by ILikeBigButtons.com January 31 2019

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I recently had a customer, Annie, ask if Cover Buttons could be wrapped in paper. I knew of a few customers who had success doing so but had never attempted it myself. Here is a tutorial on how to make Paper Wrapped Cover Buttons and some tips that Annie and I discovered and used.

I love how they turned out. Being an avid reader, I think they are the perfect touch for that special bookworm in your life.

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How to Make Paper Wrapped Cover Buttons:

Cover Buttons are easy to assemble:

1. Cut your paper scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank. We used book pages, children's books, and scrapbook paper and they all worked great. You may need to experiment and find what works best for you.

2. Cut a square of wax paper or piece of parchment paper slightly larger than your paper circle. You should be able to reuse it a number of times. I found that the parchment paper held up best.

3. Mist your paper circle on both sides and blot dry. This will help the paper to mold more smoothly to the rounded surface of the cover button front.

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4. Layer the wax/parchment paper, then your paper circle on the larger assembly tool mold piece (RIGHT SIDE DOWN). When you look into the underside of the tool you want to see the back of the fabric.

5. Place the button front (the domed piece) on top of the paper and press into the mold. This will require firm pressure. Leave the paper edges hanging out.

6. Press the paper edges down into the backside of the button front.

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7. Place the back cover button piece on top of your paper 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.

8. Take the smaller piece of the assembly tool and with the open side down place it on the button back.

9. Press down firmly. 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.

10. When you take the small assembly tool piece off, the paper edges will be secured underneath the button back.

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11. Remove the button from the larger assembly tool piece carefully using the wax/parchment paper to ease the button free.

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12. If desired, you can clear coat the completed button with Modge Podge or some equivalent sealer. It will extend the life of the Paper Wrapped Cover Button and give it a glossy finish.

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13. Tada! I am particularly in love with the Word Cover Buttons, it was fun picking the words I wanted centered and highlighted.

To see other great Cover Button ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.


School's Out For Summer! Giveaway @ I Like Big Buttons! June 11 2018

If you started singing School's Out by Alice Cooper, you are not alone! You will find this song blasting from my car's speakers as we drive away from school on the last day. :P This is my favorite time of the year when I have all my kiddos to myself for a long, hot, lazy summer. To celebrate, we will be giving away a 'craft kit' prize every day this week to do with your kids during this summer in our I Like Big Buttons Fan Group!
 
Each kit will include one or more of our I Like Big Buttons! craft supplies and link to our online tutorial. (Fabric, glue, etc will not be included).
 
The winner must comment with an answer to the day's post/image in I Like Big Buttons Group. Giveaway will start at 12 pm PT today!!!
 
Daily Prizes:
 
Monday's prize:  Self-Cover Button Barrettes (25 Size 30 Cover Buttons, Tool/Template, and (25) Random Mix of Barrettes)
 
Tuesday's prize:  210 Long Prong KAM Snap Starter Pack in Rainbow Spectrum and K2 Plastic Snap Pliers (One 10 pack of each color)
 
Wednesday's prize:  Self-Cover Button Jumbo Paper Clips (12 Size 45 Cover Buttons, Tool/Template, and (12) Random Mix of Paper Clips)
 
Thursday's prize: 15 Random Mix of 1" (25 mm) Key Fob Hardware and Key Fob Hardware Pliers
 
Friday's prize: Enameled Pacifier Clips (10 Enameled Clips, 20 Sets of White KAM Snaps, K2 Plastic Snap Pliers, and Random Mix of MAM Rings)
 
Saturday/Sunday prize: ILikeBigButtons.com ($15 Coupon Code good for a one time purchase on ILikeBigButtons.com)
 
*One (1) Random winner will be drawn every day at 12 pm PT.
 
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I Like Big Buttons! – How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Pendant October 03 2017

Fabric Cover Button Pendants are simple to make and add a stylish twist to any outfit. My oldest and I made some simple Cover Button Pendants for her to share with her dearest friends. We integrated her school colors into the design. We are in love with how they turned out. Can't wait to hear how her friends react!!!

We carry Pendant Bezel Trays in 23 mm (Size 36) and 38 mm (Size 60). They are available in three finishes: Silver, Antique Brass, and Gunmetal. We chose Size 60 for our project.

First Step:

Assembling fabric Cover Buttons is fast and simple. In just seconds, you will have a button ready for your latest craft project.

See our pictorial below:

How to Make Fabric Cover Buttons:

Cover Buttons are easy to assemble:

  1. Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank.
  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!

*The only addendum to the above instructions was that we cut out small 3/4" red felt hearts to sandwich between each piece of lace and fabric. You will want to do this before placing the fabric upside down on the tool. Once you press the button cap into place, you can flip our translucent tool over and make sure the heart is placed where you want it.

Step 2:

  1. Carefully apply E6000 to the inside edges of the Pendant Bezel.
  2. Press the assembled Fabric Cover Button into place.
  3. Let dry for the recommended time, add necklace or cord as we did, and enjoy.
  4. Tada!

To see other great Fabric Cover Button ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.


Our 5 Most Popular Cover Button Tutorials - I Like Big Buttons! September 19 2017

These aren't your grandma's Cover Buttons!!! Well actually they are ;) only better, with so many many great uses for them.

Flat Backs are used for crafts were you would like to glue a cover button: jewelry, bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces, bobby pins and barrettes, scrap booking, and much more.

Wire Backs are used for fabric cover buttons in sewing, shoes, clothing, pony tail holders and much, much more.

Here are our 5 most popular Cover Button Tutorials:

#1 - Fabric Cover Button Push Pins

#2 - Fabric Cover Button Badge Reels

#3 - Fabric Cover Button Paper Clip Bookmarks

#4 - Lace and Fabric Cover Button Earrings

#5 - Fabric Cover Button Snap Barrettes


I Like Big Buttons! - Fabric Cover Buttons - Easy To Make, Great Impact! May 22 2017

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These aren't your grandma's Cover Buttons!!! Well actually they are ;) only better, with so many many great uses for them.

Flat Backs are used for crafts were you would like to glue a cover button: jewelry, bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces, bobby pins and barrettes, scrap booking, and much more.

Wire Backs are used for fabric cover buttons in sewing, shoes, clothing, pony tail holders and much, much more.

Here are the 7 sizes we carry. From 1/2", which is about as small as your pinky nail, all the way up to 1 7/8" in diameter, about the size of the round side of a kiwi fruit. We carry them in both flat back (glueable) and wire back (sewable).

Assembling fabric Cover Buttons is fast and simple. In just seconds, you will have a button ready for your latest craft project.

See our pictorial below:

How to Make Fabric Cover Buttons:

Cover Buttons are easy to assemble:

  1. Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank.
  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!

To see other great Fabric Cover Button ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.

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I Like Big Buttons! - How To Make A Fabric Cover Button Mini Clothespin May 03 2017

Today, I made an adorable office or home accent: Fabric Cover Button Mini Clothespins. I am absolutely in love with their bright colors and tininess!

Supplies:

  • 1 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Attach size 20 (1/2" / 12 mm), size 24 (5/8" / 15 mm), or size 30 (3/4" / 19 mm) flat back cover buttons.)
  • 1x Mini Wooden Clothespin (Approximately 1 3/8" x 1/4" in size)
  • 1x Small Plain Button
  • E6000, Hot Glue, or comparable adhesive

I Like Big Buttons! - How To Make Fabric Cover Button Mini Clothespins Video

I Like Big Buttons! - Picture Tutorial Below:

1.  Cut your fabric scrap. You will want a circle that is about twice the diameter of your button blank. *TIP* Our All-In-One Cover Button Template makes creating the right size circle of fabric a breeze.

 

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. *TIP* To make it easier on my fingers, I use a sharpie marker to apply pressure.

5.  Place the back cover button piece on top of your fabric and button front. *TIP* 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. *TIP* I often use a flat piece of wood to apply pressure, again to save my fingers. It also helps to avoid the button back going in at an angle.

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! Now to attach it to the Clothespin.

11.  Use Hot Glue or E6000 to adhere a small plain button to the underside of the Cover Button. This is to fill the space between the back and the edges. You can also use felt or some other small object. You just need it to be sturdy enough to offer support. A small plastic button works great for this. You will see that the button is now flush across the bottom. I cut off the little nubs of glue that leaked through the button holes.

12.  Now adhere the finished Cover Button to the Clothespin. Press into place and center it until you are pleased with the alignment. Set aside to dry.

13. Tada! Additional uses:

  • Add a thin magnet to the back and use on your magnetic board.
  • Add a push pin to the back and use on your cork board.

To see other great Fabric Cover Button ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.

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I Like Big Buttons! Lacy Fabric Cover Button Earrings and Cover Button Bracelet November 12 2016

Today I worked alongside my daughter to make her dear friend a special and one of a kind birthday gift.  I think they turned out great and it was wonderful to get to work with one of my kiddos.  :)

Take 10% off our Cover Buttons on our website (Good through 11/14): BUTTONLOVE

Lacy Fabric Cover Button Earring Supplies:

Lacy Fabric Cover Button Bracelet Supplies:

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Check out our Tutorials below.

Lacy Fabric Cover Button Earring Tutorial here.

Fabric Cover Button Bracelet Tutorial here.

To see our other great Fabric Cover button ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.


I Like Big Buttons! Fabric Cover Button Bobby Pin and Barrette Starter Kit Giveaway!!! November 10 2016

GIVEAWAY!!! Who wants to win a Fabric Cover Button Bobby Pin and Barrette Starter Kit!!!  Christmas is coming soon!!!  Our Cover Buttons and Metal Findings are great for those crafty gifts you have planned or a great gift for your crafty loved one :). 

What you will receive in the Fabric Cover Button Bobby Pin and Barrette Starter Kit ($25.00 Value):

Enter to win here (Giveaway open through next Monday 11/14/16):

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Also, if you don’t want to wait, you can get 10% off our Cover Buttons on our website: BUTTONLOVE

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All-In-One Cover Button Template:

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I Like Big Buttons! - 7 Fabric Cover Button Sizes October 18 2016

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Assembling fabric Cover Buttons is easy and fun, here are the 7 sizes we carry. Our buttons range from 1/2" to 1 7/8" in diameter. We also carry them in both flat back (glueable) and wire back (sewable). Check out our website for more Cover Button tutorials, tips and crafty ideas.

Try our Cover Buttons today using Coupon Code (10% off Cover Buttons on our site until 10/23/16): BUTTONLOVE


I Like Big Buttons! Fabric Cover Button Bracelet Tutorial October 06 2016

Today I am making a Fabric Cover Button Bracelet.  I have been eyeing these for a while.  I love the mix of metal and fabric.  Mix and match fabrics or go for a solid theme.  There are so many possibilities.  Layer more than one bracelet to make a statement.

Supplies:

  • 11 to 13 - Completed Size 20 Flat Back Fabric Cover Buttons
  • 1 Disk and Loop Bracelet (We have two sizes available 7.2" or 8.25")
  • 11 to 13 - 1/2" x 1/2" Felt squares
  • E6000 or comparable adhesive

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Steps:

1.  Follow these instructions to make Flat Back Fabric Covered Buttons.

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2. Lightly scuff the tops of the gluepads so the glue will adhere better (not essential but recommended).

3. Lightly scuff the back of the Cover Button so the glue will adhere better (not essential but recommended).

4. Clean both surfaces of dust.

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5.  Apply E6000 to back of Cover Button.

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6.  Press Felt square into E6000 firmly.  This is to fill the gap between the back and the surface of the disk (gluepad).

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7.  Apply another dab of E6000 to the Felt square.

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8.  Press the Size 20 Cover Button firmly onto the disk (gluepad) and center it.

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9.  Repeat 10 more times.

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10.  Let dry and enjoy!

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11.  Tada!

You are done!  Make this bracelet to accent your favorite outfit or to make a statement.  Enjoy!

To see our other great Cover Button Tutorials here.

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Cover Button FAQs: Wire Back vs Flat Back September 13 2016

  • Assembling fabric covered buttons is easy and fun but did you know there are two distinct kinds?
  • Wire Back or Shank Back, as they are sometimes called, are sew able and meant to be attached with a thread and needle to your sewing project.
  • Flat Back are glue able and meant to be attached to your craft project with glue to a flat surface or glue pad.

I Like Big Buttons! - Wire Back vs Flat Back

To see other great Fabric Cover Button ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.


Happy Mother's Day!!! May 08 2016

We hope this finds you having the HANDS DOWN best Mother's Day EVER!!!

With Love,
I Like Big Buttons And All My Little Buttons!

To celebrate Mother's Day, today and tomorrow only, please use coupon code MOMMYLOVE for $10 off of $50 on our website.

Happy Mother's Day to all!!!

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Cover Button FAQs: How To Convert Wire Back To Flat Back Tip #2 April 13 2016

    • Assembling fabric covered buttons is easy and fun but did you know you can convert Wire Back Cover Buttons to Flat Back Cover Buttons in 1 simple step?

    • Watch how easy it is below:

    I Like Big Buttons! - How To Covert Wire Back To Flat Back

    To see other great Fabric Cover Button ideas, visit our DIY Project section here.


    An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #4: How To Make Fabric Cover Button Christmas Cards December 04 2015

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    Gift idea #4:  These charming Christmas cards are adorable and easy to make using Fabric Cover Buttons.  You could embellish these additionally by make the Cover Buttons actual earrings with our Earring Supplies: Earring Posts or Clip Ons and it could double as a gift and Christmas Card.  Check it out!

    Supplies:

    Instructions:

    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 TemplatesSee More

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    An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #3: How To Make Fabric Cover Button Earrings December 01 2015

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    Gift idea #3:  Super easy with a lot of impact these cute Earrings using Fabric Cover Buttons and Earring Backs or Clip On Earring Backs.  I made these as gifts for some of my trendy cousins last Christmas and they loved them.  Easy to embellish, monogram or personalize and add extra pizzazz to your loved ones attire!

    Supplies:

    • 2 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Choose your size, Size 20 through Size 60 all work great, size depends on the statement you want to make)
    • 1 set of Earring Post & Backs
    • E6000 or comparable adhesive

    Steps:

    1. Follow these instructions to make Flat Back Fabric Covered Buttons.  See More

    Pin for Later: 

    #ilikebigbuttons #earrings #tutorials #coverbuttons #coverbuttonearrings

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    An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #2: How to Make Cover Button Badge Reels November 20 2015

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    Gift idea #2:  One of our most popular tutorials, Cover Button Badge Reels are a great gift for the Medical Professional, Teachers, or anyone that uses an ID card or swipe card in your life. Easy to monogram or personalize and add extra pizzazz to your loved ones work attire! 

    Supplies:

    Steps:

    1.    Follow these instructions to make Flat Back Fabric Covered Buttons.  See More

    Pin for Later:  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/201184308328305025/

    #ilikebigbuttons #badgereels #tutorials #coverbuttons #idbadgereels

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