DIY button magnets

12:00:00 PM
What do you do with the extra buttons that come with shirts, suits, etc. when you buy them? I put them in a jar thinking one day when I need that button I can look through the jar, find it and replace it. Well, that was my plan until one day I actually needed one of those buttons - I sorted through the button jar, found the one I needed and then realized I don't have a needle and thread nor do I have any desire to put a new button on this old shirt of mine. Knowing I was not going to use these buttons for their actual purpose I began brainstorming ideas... there was no way I was going to throw out a bunch of perfectly good buttons after-all.

And so, the button magnet idea was born!
button magnet pin

This is likely the simplest DIY you will ever do, but they look awesome when they are done.

You will need: buttons (quantity is up to you), magnets (I would suggest keeping ones off of a fridge notepad when it runs out or using a thin fridge magnet you already have but don't mind "losing" to the project), scissors and a hot glue gun with hot glue.
An added bonus to this project is it won't cost you anything unless you decide to buy magnet strips!

Find a few buttons that you can layer together. One you have your patterns in place, use the hot glue gun to gel the buttons together.
                     
Lastly, cut the magnet to a size that will fit on the back of your buttons and glue the magnet on the back.

And, voila! You have a button magnet.
For more variations you can always paint your buttons, add materials etc. I choose to stick with the buttons I had on hand to keep this project as simple as possible. I was really pleased with the decorative result now displayed on my fridge.

My shoes for that: Edwardian Boots

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