by Lynn Pratt
Turn regular cardstock into paper buttons.
- Sanding block
- Glue pen
- Crystal Effects™, or other clear drying glaze
- 3/4" Circle punch
- 1" Circle punch
- Heart punch or other shape punch
Punch five of the same shapes out of cardstock.
Using a glue pen, stack them one on top of the other, making sure to line up the edges as close as possible.
With a sanding block, smooth out the edges.
Using a pencil, mark where you want the holes, then punch them using a Crop-a-dile™ or a hole piercing tool the size you want the holes to be.
Cover the top and sides with Crystal Effects™ and put it on wax paper to dry. It should take about 30 minutes.
If you are making circle buttons, make the stack of cardstock out of 1" circles. Then punch out a 3/4" circle and then the 1" circle around this.
This will give you an outer ring. You will need two of these.
Stick these on top of the stack to create your button shape.
You have perfect buttons to match any color you are using!
Experiment with different punches and hole sizes. Add patterned paper to the top of the card stock stack to get different varieties!
Punch holes with a Crop-a-dile™ and then use the Crystal Effects™ as shown with the heart button.
Use buttons on your project.