Step 3: Muffin top

Take the piece of cardboard that will be your top.

Trim it so it will fit loosely inside of the walls of the base. It will fit snug once the fabric material covers everything.

Get some additional foam pieces or a big ball of batting to form the curved plushie top for the button.

Cut two pieces of fabric that will cover the top and bottom of the button.

Sew around it following the edge of the cardboard form.

You can trim the excess on the corners as the edge will be folded under and tucked into the base.

I ran the edge through a serger to finish it. The serger binds the edge and trims it at the same time.

*Insert easy button press here* That was <caitlinsdad voice>caitlin.</caitlinsdad voice>
can you use something else for the L'il Reminder thing? because i cant fine any of those lil' reminder things
I did not want to build a voice recorder/playback chip thingy. There are circuit kits/modules that you can buy online if you want to do some electronics. I have this other keychain thing that is a voice recorder toy and it can also morph or change the pitch of the voice called "Yada Yada Yada". I found that at a Wal-mart. The L'il Reminder things are at big pharmacies near the "as seen on TV" products. Too bad those chips in greeting cards are usually not hackable. Good luck.
Lol, I got a shoutout! 5*, and faved!
may i ask how you kept the button from falling out? ty
The excess material around the top button gets folded over so you squeeze fit it into the base. The felt fabric makes a nice friction fit. It just takes a light tap to activate the device. It will push in further so you have to pull it up every once in a while and reposition it since there is no real spring to bounce it back up.
aww, bummer i am making right now for my mom but i need to come up with something to make it stay in place. sigh maybe i'll use some wires coming from the inside
making one right now*
well, well, you finished? Make sure you post a pic.
jup, finished. but it looks so awful that i'd rather not post a bpic *blush*
The cardboard for the top button has to just loosely fit in place in the bottom part. The thickness of the fabric should fill the gap. Maybe you can just punch a few holes in the base and put a tie-wrap through, loop it and adjust to fit.
sweet! a wonderful idea as a unique gift for mother's day!
Thanks, I wanted to do something that most everyone can make.
isn't it to fragile if made from cardboard?
The form is cut from corrugated shipping box cardboard. It is quite stiff. Thinner stuff like from IKEA boxes may need to be doubled for stiffness. I covered a lot of the edges and surface with packaging tape. You get the same feel like the brim of a baseball cap. You wouldn't stomp on it but it will hold up. You could make it from thin plywood or plastic but it is not necessary.
Sweeet. The names are interchangeable right?
for purposes of illustration only...or did you mean - yes, you can write anything you want on your button.
Nevermind. I thought the names were velcroed so they could allow for quick easy change. I misread the first time, I read now that it was glued on. Thanks!
You could velcro a nametag just like military uniforms. That way you can change it to suit whatever message you record. Have fun!
Bahahahaha! :'D
My brother and I discussed doing something similar - by way of making a sewn facsimilie of ourselves with a message saying "I'm sorry" "I love you" "You're so right"
I guess you could try an iron-on transfer to put an image of anything on the top button. You could also make the button heart-shaped or Nacho-dogbone-shaped too. Thanks.
Haha! I love the inner sanctum button variations!
If you're not having fun, you're not trying hard enough.

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