Got a huge button stash with you? Then these Dazzling DIY Button Home Decor Ideas are perfect for you to try and bring life to a bare space!
One of the first skills we learnt in home science class was sewing buttons, since that is something we could do ourselves whenever the buttons of our school uniforms broke. However, I’ve found that buttons are much more useful in projects that don’t involve sewing!
It’s amazing, isn’t it? Buttons are something that are easily available, wherever in the world you live. You can get them in any color and shape, and they’re inexpensive too. They can be adhered easily with glue to pretty much any surface, or they can be sewn in. Just think of all the possibilities this opens you up to!
That’s why we went looking for some cool crafts to make with buttons and came up with an impressive list. Since that’s just the tip of the iceberg, today we’re looking at some DIY button home decor ideas that vary in difficulty from kid-friendly to expert level. So whatever your age or skill, you’re sure to find something you can make here!
15 Dazzling DIY Button Home Decor Ideas
What’s a naked globe? Well you need to check out Little Vintage Cottage to find out! Seriously speaking, we love this version of a globe, where the buttons mark the countries. The neutral color palette adds to the elegance of the globe.
Although this is called nursery decor, you can use it in practically any room of the house. The burlap makes sure that you can use any old, faded canvas board for this project – it’ll look as good as new!
Kids love customizing their rooms with their names or initials, which makes this project from Poofy Cheeks idea for kiddie rooms. The best part is that you can use buttons of any color, going with the theme of the room, or go all funky using neon colors!
4. Button Dish
Did you know that you can make a bowl out of buttons? Yes, you can and Home Talk has a tutorial on the same! All you need is a balloon, glue and of course, lots of buttons! A great project to create a trinket dish to gift someone.
If you’ve got a mirror that has come out of its frame and don’t have the heart to throw it away, this project from iHanna is a good way to put it to use, and glam it up with buttons and lace while you’re at it!
One thing we love about using buttons in DIY decor projects is that they can help upcycle any old thing you have. For instance, if you have a worn out photo frame, you can easily give it a new lease of life with some colorful buttons.
Got a lampshade that’s a bit ‘meh’? Well Crafts by Amanda shows us how you can pep it up, and you seriously don’t need anything other than buttons and glue! You can arrange the buttons in any pattern you like, or just scatter them all over for a fun look.
8. Yo Yo Pillow
If you don’t know what a yo yo pillow is, you should check out this project from Fiskars. This is an upcycling project in multiple ways. You can use a large piece of fabric to make the plain pillow cover. Then you can use fabric scraps and your button stash to decorate the pillow. A little effort is required, but it’s totally worth it!
It’s hard to believe that this glamorous lamp from Home Talk is made with buttons! The trick is to use buttons of the right color and the right opacity to create that crystal-like effect. Be ready for your guests to be impressed!
This is a fun project that the little ones will love! The simple shape of the egg makes it easy to stick to the borders when filling in the space with buttons. Create different frames in different colors for an eclectic gallery.
11. Button Word Art
Recreated Designs has a button project that would also make a lovely gift! You can use buttons to write any word you like, maybe something like a ‘Word of the Year’. Looking at it every time will remind your loved one of your thoughtfulness while also inspiring her!
It’s amazing how you can create real works of art simply using plastic buttons! Aleenes takes buttons of the same color in different shades and hues to create an ombre letter that would make a great addition to a teenage girl’s room.
13. Button Wreath
Not all wreaths have to conform to a certain holiday – you can also have holiday-neutral wreaths, like this one from Color Me Thrifty! This one is super easy to make, and you can really go to town with all the colors!
If you’ve got a pack of wooden clothespins as well as a button stash you want to use up, this idea from Ribbons and Glue is a great idea. Use it as a pencil holder, a vase or pretty much anything you like!
Crafts by Amanda has a project that’s not just fun to make but also a learning experience for kids. Talk to them about how each color represents a season and how leaves on a tree change from season to season.
See, we weren’t joking when we said that you could do a lot with buttons! In fact, there’s something here for every room of your house and all you need to do is to ensure your button supply never runs low! Of course, there’s nothing a trip to the craft store cannot solve! Ask your kids if they can think of anything else that can be decorated with buttons – you’ll be surprised to hear their ideas!