This instructable will teach you how to make your own buttons / pins
instead of buying those expensive shitty ones ..
like this one on the picture. my new JÃ¤germeister button!
Step 1: Stuff You Need!
this is the things you need to make your own button:
1 beer can opener
1 small safetypin
pair of scissors
pliers (or something to shape the button with, gotta be metal atleast)
and since i didnt have a bottlecap with a picture
i will use a black marker to make my own pic!
Step 2: Lets Start!
Pic.1: start off by making a bend on the can opener thingy so its almost in the shape of an arch
(this to make it easier to fit the safetypin)
Pic.2: using the scissors make these cuts in the bottlecap
Pic.3: bend it like this (like a sun)
Pic.4 and 5: cut off the sides like this
Pic.6: Fit the safetypin in the can opener thingy
(note that you must have the opening facing up)
Pic.7: Put the can opener with the safetypin in the bottlecap
and push it down so that most of the arch shape flattens out
Pic.8 and 9: start bending the edges of the bottlecap over the can opener so that i stays in place
now the button is ready to be painted or whatever..
Step 3: Motive
this pic is really dark but ive done some basic stripes on the button..
for the motive. do whatever you like, maybe cut something from magazine
and glue it to the button of whatever..
pic 2 is my jÃ¤germeister button again :)