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How to Make Fabric Buttons with the Green Button Maker Machine

Did you know American Button Machines has available not one but two different types of fabric button machines? Anyone who has done research for fabric buttons knows all about the Red-n-Black Machine. But few of you are aware of the Green Machine. This beauty has been in the shadow of her super star, 2nd cousin twice removed, far too long. It is high time she steps in front to showcase her talents. The Green Machine is sold as a kit which includes the button maker, the die size of your choice and 144 large wire eyelet button sets. Since the...

Hole-y Crafty Buttons, ButtonMan!

So, if you’ve got the Metal Craft Punch that you purchased last year with the Christmas Ornament Kit or the Flashing Button Kit and you’re wondering how else to make use of it well we have a few more ideas for you. For starters, you can use one of the smaller bits (3/32”)  included with the Metal Craft Punch to make earrings. Starting with a 1” shell (that is a nice size for earrings, don’t you agree?) mylar & black plastic medallion back, crimp the button as usual. Next, fit the Metal Craft Punch with the 3/32 bit and punch...

10 Things to Make with Fabric Buttons

Fabric covered buttons are a fun alternative to paper buttons and can be especially eye-catching. There are lots of choices when it comes to fabric buttons; today we share 10 ideas with you:   • Embroidered pocket mirrors • Purse hangers (using a flat back button) • Embellished shoe charms and flip-flops • Spruce up ID badges for nurses or teachers by adding a badge reel   • Cross stitch a pin back button • Reward students and contest winners with Award ribbons • Decorative flower brooches (or hats or pterodactyls)           • Super cute ponytail holders (to match school uniforms)...

5 Things To Know About Peel & Stick Magnets

Hey Button makers. Earlier this month I dedicated and entire post to 5 Things to know about Ceramic Magnets. Anybody remember? Of course you do – I knew you would! What better way to wrap up our March Magnets Series than to share “5 Things to know about Peel & Stick Magnets”? 1. Our Peel & Stick Magnets are available in a wide variety of sizes to fit most any need – as small as 1” all the way to 3.5”. Great for posting a picture of your little soccer star or favorite band on the refrigerator. 2. 1” magnet...

New Product Announcement: Clix Magnetic Interchangeable Pendant Blanks

Back in January, we told you about Magneta-Snaps Interchangeable Jewelry, then the latest addition to our ever-burgeoning line of button making products and accessories. Today, we have even better news! We are extending our line of interchangeable magnetic jewelry to include a product that is just as fun, yet somehow even more convenient than Magneta-Snaps: Introducing...Clix Magnetic Interchangeable Pendant Blanks! First, here is a picture, then we'll tell you all of the wonderful details that make this such a highly anticipated product. The Single Coolest Thing About Clix The single coolest thing about Clix Magnetic Interchangeable Pendant Blanks is that...

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