How to make buttons and use sequins to make beautiful crafts, DIY Decor, and homemade gifts, and even activities for kids.  These button tutorials include button art, monograms, checkerboard, magnets, jewelry and edible buttons.  Some of the gorgeous things to make with sequins are monograms, artwork, candles, vase fillers, garland, throw pillow, hair accessories, belt, camera strap and jewelry.  Sequin and button crafts are so popular because they are inexpensive and make adorable things.  So why not add some sparkle to your life?

Fun Crafts to Make with Buttons and Sequins

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DIY Button Art 1.  Button Art ~ A fun and easy way to make simple art!  You can use up your spare buttons or spray paint them if you are using a certain color palette.  Adhere the buttons with double sided tape, hot glue or E-6000 glue.

Button Crafts

2.  Cottage Chic Button Checkerboard ~ This checkerboard would be a great birthday gift for an older child, or a fun little something for them to keep at grandma’s house for when they visit.  I love the bright, cheery colors.

Button Crafts

3.  Button Magnets ~ These cute little buttons may just be the easiest craft project ever.  They use minimal supplies and only take 5 minutes to make.  I must say this is my kind of craft.  Packaged nicely I think these button magnets would make an excellent stocking stuffer.

Edible Buttons

Rolled Fondant Buttons

4.  How to Make Buttons from Rolled Fondant ~ Learn how to make edible buttons out of rolled fondant. It’s easy to create realistic looking buttons out of rolled fondant with this step-by-step video tutorial from veteran cake sculptor, Jenn Erickson of Rook No. 17. Edible Button 5.  Edible Button {how-to} ~ Learn how to make these adorable edible buttons from gum paste.  Piping tips work great for cutting out the buttons.

Edible Buttons

6.  Homemade Candy Buttons ~ If these little buttons are half as fun to make as they are to eat, you and the kiddos are in for a treat.  Plus, it’s a great way to use up your extra icing!

Button Wall Art

Button Christmas Tree

7.  Vintage Button Christmas Tree Art ~ Here is a great craft idea using vintage buttons, if you have them, or just regular buttons from your local craft store. Find the complete tutorial and supply list on this great post! This lovely framed art will look great as a part of your holiday decor!

Button Art

8.  DIY Button Monogram ~ Monograms are hot right now! Learn how to make an adorable and affordable piece of monogrammed art for your child’s bedroom or playroom.

Button Wall Art

9.  Vintage Button Calendar Frame ~ Embellish a plain magnetic calendar board by trimming with vintage buttons to give it a wonderful softness – cute as a button!! Pick the button colors to fit the person or the room.  A great addition to any craft room or shabby chic decor.

DIY Button Crafts

DIY Button Crafts

10.  Button Christmas Tree & Ornament Tutorial ~ How to make a button Christmas tree and ornament for gifts or for decorating your Christmas tree. This tutorial has pictures and step-by-step instructions. Makes a fun DIY gift or decoration that can be completely customized to your favorite colors or to match your decor!

DIY Button Ornament

11.  Button Christmas Ornament in 5 Minutes ~ A fast, 5-minute video shows how to make 5 popular ornaments. The ornaments use many materials most crafters already have on hand — paper, ribbon, fabric and buttons. They’re easy & fun, great for yourself or to give as gifts.

Button Crafts

12.  Apple Journals ~ If you’re looking for a last minute teacher’s gift this simple craft with paper is perfect and easy to make. You can easily change the buttons to vary the theme to fit a variety of occasions.

Button Crafts

13.  Jars of Buttons Gift Tags ~ These little jars of buttons gift tags turn an ordinarily wrapped gift into a WOW gift. Use the free file to download and print the mason jars, sew on card stock and finish with buttons. They’re perfect to have on hand for a quick addition to a hostess gift, birthday present, or just a quick thank you.

Button Games for Kids

Button Games for Kids

14.  Preschool Learning Activities DIY ~ This post has two great ideas for preschool learning activities you can make with or for your kids. Both are easy to make and with the free jar printable all you’ll have to do is print and glue the buttons on! Your kids will have fun and you’ll feel great because they are learning all at the same time!

DIY Button Games

15.   Felt and Button Christmas Tree ~ This felt and button Christmas tree craft project is great because it will not only be fun for your preschooler, but also education! A win win! All you’ll need is felt, buttons and glue! DIY Button Games 16.  Teaching Fine Motor Skills with Buttons ~ Using buttons and long spaghetti noodles you’ll create a game and a lesson in fine motor skills thanks to this great post! A great way to make learning skills like gentleness fun. Perfect for toddlers to preschoolers! Button Games 17.  Clothespin Button Racer ~ Create this cool craft as a simple boredom buster on the next rainy day. Perfect for boys and girls alike, little ones will love to participate in making their own cars that they can race.

Button Accessories

DIY Button Earrings

18.  Button Earring Tutorial {Earrings} ~ Even if you are not a sewer, have you even just walked through the button section at your local craft store? There are a lot of really cute buttons out there! This tutorial walks you through the steps to take those stylish buttons and turning them into earrings! Super simple!

DIY Button Necklace

19.  Vintage Button Necklace Tutorial {Necklace} ~ This vintage button necklace is gorgeous and thank to this tutorial easy to make yourself! After collecting several vintage or vintage looking buttons you’ll be able to create a statement necklace! Super stylish and will be an easy and inexpensive project! Screen Shot 2012-12-29 at 2.51.44 PM 20.  Cute as a Button Hairband ~ Make a “cute as a button” hairband using items you already have!

Button Accessories

21.  DIY Statement RingsThis DIY uses some pretty fun supplies to create beautiful statement rings. From ring pops plus a little spray paint to large pretty buttons this DIY project is sure to dress up your fingers!

Button Accessories

22.  DIY Chunky Vintage Bracelet ~ This is another great project to use up any old broken jewelry you’ve got laying around.  But if you don’t have any, you can fin lots of fun brooches and buttons from the local craft store.  She also made a neutral colored version, but I’m diggin’ the bright colors.

How to Make Buttons

How to Make Buttons 23.  Buttons from Shrink PlasticThis tutorial is for making buttons for clothing but can you imagine the possibilities on a scrapbook page? Turning this clothing idea into a scrapbooking idea is sure to make any layout pop! DIY Buttons 24.  Clay Flower Buttons ~ Look at these lovely dainty flower buttons.  The tutorial shows you how you can turn a ball of oven hardening clay into flower petals.  You can add holes to the flowers to turn them into buttons and attach them to the free button holder printables.  I think they would also be perfect as earrings or attached to bobby pins.

Sequin Crafts

Sequin Crafts

25.  Sequin Camera Strap {Accessories} ~ This sequin camera strap is fabulous! Easy to create even if you are a non-sewer because this tutorial is no-sew! Makes a great gift too, perfect for the girly girl photography enthusiast!

Sequin Crafts to Make

26.  DIY Sequin Tote {Accessories}  ~ Learn how to take an inexpensive canvas tote and turn it into a stylish, glam tote! Super easy to do by following this great tutorial! Perfect as a run around town tote! Felt Hairbow 27.  DIY Sequin Heart Hairbow ~ The gold sequin heart took this plain felt bow from drab to fab!  You’ll love how simple it is to make it too.  If you aren’t a heart kinda gal simply make another shape.

Sequin Crafts

28.  Gold Sequin Hair Bow {Hair Accessories} ~ Here is a super easy project that will leave your hair looking super fab! This stylish little bow is made from trendy gold sequins, but if gold isn’t your thing your local craft store will most likely have this sequin ribbon in a few color choices!

Sequin Accessories

29.  Sequin Bottle Cap Necklace ~ A fun summer project for children using bottle caps, sequins and mod podge.

Sequin Crafts to Make

30.  Sequin Cuff Bracelet ~ Anything with sparkle is so stylish right now and this cuff bracelet is no exception!  Follow this great tutorial to make one of your very own!

Sequin Crafts

31.  Safety Pin and Sequin Bracelet DIY {Bracelets} ~ This bracelet is gold and sparkle and oh so stylish! Best of all it’s easily made from safety pins, sequins and a gold chain! Follow the great tutorial to learn how to make one of your very own!

Sequin Accessories

32.  How to Make Sequin Heart Patches ~ Dress up a plain long sleeve t-shirt with these easy heart patches.  If hearts aren't your thing you can make other shapes.  You can use them as pins also.

Sequin Crafts

33.  DIY Sequin Pocket Tee {Tops} ~ This tutorial adds a little bit of glam to an ordinary tee! All you need is a tee shirt, some sequin elastic from your local craft store needle and tread. Simple afternoon project with fabulous, trendy results! 34.  Sequin Sash Belt ~ This Sequin Sash belt is gorgeous!  It would be a lovely addition to a spring dress or pretty blouse.  You can sew your own embellished belt with just two items, sequin trim and fabric.

Sequin Home Decor

Sequin Home Decor 35.  DIY Sequin Vase {Vases}  ~ What girl doesn’t love a little bling? Well, this is a girly vase idea you can easily make yourself! Using a vase you might already have, some sequins, and mod podge you will be able to create a fabulous centerpiece!

Sequin Home Decor

36.  DIY Sequin Candles ~ Turn a plain candle from drab to fab with this tutorial.  Simply glue loose sequins to a candle.  It's that easy!

Sequin Home Decor

37.  Sequin Initial ~ Everyone loves a little glam in a room, especially when it's a monogram!  Make it in under 5 minutes with a few supplies. Sequin Home Decor 38.  Sequin Wall Art ~ Creating sequin wall art is a fantastic {and easy} way to update a wall and add a splash of pizzazz!

Sequin Home Decor

39.  DIY Sequin Pillow ~ Throw pillows make great accent pieces, why not make them sparkle?  Upcycle a sequin dress into a gorgeous pillow. Bachelorette Party Crafts 40.  DIY Sequin Cocktail Glass Collars ~ Add some sparkly to your cocktail glasses with this simple tutorial.

Sequin Crafts to Make

41.  Sequin Napkin Ring DIY {Napkin Rings} ~ Here is a post featuring a great tutorial creating sequin napkin rings! Great for a fancy event or just to add a little glam to dinner tonight! Easy and inexpensive to make!

Sequin Home Decor

42.  DIY Sequin Garland ~ Add some glitz to your next festive occasion.  Simply hand sew the sequins at various intervals.

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