Friday, August 20, 2010

Homemade vintage chipboard buttons

I made my own vintage chipboard buttons. I love the look of Jenni Bowlin's, but I don't want to pay $4.00 a package. Soooooo....



I used a free image from one of my favorite places, Peggy Loves Vintage. I shrunk the image down in Word, printed it out and used a circle punch to punch out the image. I punched out 3-4 pieces of cardstock, stacked them together and then mod podged the image to the top. I added more mod podge to the image to give it a little gloss and then I used my crop-a-dile to punch holes in the center. Add some ribbon/string and...

Voila....really inexpensive custom made chipboard buttons. Thanks, Peggy!

Iron gate punch is from Martha Stewart.
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9 comments:

Karen Pinsonat said...

Great idea! I may have to make some buttons myself :-)

~JulieH~ said...

ooh Heather what a wonderful idea! These look fabulous!
Hugs
Juliexx

DoubleClick Connections said...

These came out really great! They look store bought!

PeggyLovesVintage said...

Awesome! A very cleaver idea Heather! The card is so cute, I love the purple and green.

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG! Is this ever CUTE!!!! Love the Peggy's image too! xxD

Jessica said...

Very creative! Thanks for the inspiration!

Young and Crafty said...

What a cute idea!

I'd love to have you link up in Scraptastic Saturday!

Hannah
http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/2010/08/scaptastic-saturday.html

Young and Crafty said...

Thank you so much for linking up to Scraptastic Saturday!

Hope to see you every week :)


Hannah

Lexi said...

great idea!! I have no idea how to shrink anything in Word, but these look very cool!