Have you ever been working on a project that requires a button, so you raid your button stash only to find that you don’t have the perfect button? There’s not one that is the right size, the right shape or the right color? I have the solution for you – make your own! I have been wanting to try my hand at making buttons for a while now. There are so many colors, designs and shape options when you make your own. And I love how this is a project that is no-mess – anything that is easy to clean up is a win in my book. When the opportunity arose for me to try out Premo! Clay, I knew exactly what I would make.
Premo! Sculpey Clay – you’ll be tempted to buy a cheaper clay – don’t. These are buttons, they are going to go through the wash and face everyday wear and tear. You want a high quality clay to stand up to the abuse. The good news is, you can get a ton of regular sized buttons out of one little bar of clay.
A few days after my first attempt, I made a few more buttons and it hit me!
If I used plastic wrap over the clay, it wouldn’t get stuck inside my cutter… and it worked!
But it does change the shape of the buttons – makes the edges rounded more.
What a great discovery! Now I can get two different button styles with the same cutter.
I also used the cover of an old food coloring bottle to add a rim to the button – so look around your house for items you can use to embellish your buttons.
Place the wax paper inside a disposable aluminum pan, or a baking pan that you don’t need any more, and bake according to the directions on clay package. Mine went in the over at 275 degrees for 30 minutes.
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