How To Wrap Cover Buttons With Paper by ILikeBigButtons.com

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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.

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Happy New Year Giveaway Week @ ILikeBigButtons!

We hope this finds you enjoying 2019 as much as we are! We have been enjoying sunshiny winter days, quality family time, and lots and lots of family birthdays including the arrival of new cousin this week.  To celebrate the arrival of a great New Year, we will be giving away an I Like Big Buttons! ‘Happy New Year’ craft supply prize every day this week to enjoy while the weather is cool and we are stuck inside with ample time to craft. The giveaway posts will be posted in our I Like Big Buttons Fan Group!
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 tomorrow – Monday 1/14/19!!!
Daily Prizes:
Monday’s prize: ♥ 24 Random Mix of Jumbo Paper Clips (Silver, Antique Brass, and Gunmetal)
Tuesday’s prize:  24 Mix of Key Fob Hardware (4 pieces of each size (1 Inch and 1.25 Inch) and finish (Silver, Antique Brass, and Gunmetal))
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Thursday’s prize:  210 Long Prong KAM Snap Starter Pack (One 10 pack of each color)
Friday’s prize:  24 Enameled Pacifier Clips (Random Mix of available colors)

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*One (1) Random winner will be drawn every day at 12 pm PT.
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School’s Out For Summer! Giveaway @ I Like Big Buttons!

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. 😛 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)
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It’s My Birthday Week!!!

To celebrate, I will be giving away a prize every day in I Like Big Buttons Fan Group!
 
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: 100 Sewing Clips
 
Tuesday’s prize: 25 Round Shaped Enameled Pacifier Clips (A Random Mix)
 
Wednesday’s prize: Super Starter Pack in Rainbow Spectrum
 
Thursday’s prize: 25 Sets of Silver 1″ (25 mm) Key Fob Hardware
Friday’s prize: 25 Jumbo Paperclips (A Random Mix)
 
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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An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #8: How To Make Fabric Cover Button Jumbo Paper Clip Bookmarks

Gift Idea #8:

Use these adorable Paper Clip Bookmarks as a Christmas gift for your special loved one to hold their place in their favorite book or cookbook.  Enjoy!

Supplies:

Instructions:

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

Pin for Later: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/201184308334558670/

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Our 5 Most Popular Cover Button Tutorials – I Like Big Buttons!

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

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