DIY Button / Pin




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 Jägermeister button!

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Step 1: Stuff You Need!

this is the things you need to make your own button:

1 Bottlecap
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 jägermeister button again :)

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    I used a Bottle cap from a bottle of Cola and pulled Al.Foil over it and glued it down, then I used A marker to make a small little stocking stuffer, awesome Instructable, 5/5


    10 years ago on Step 3

    If you take CLEAR duct tape and put it over the design then take a lighter and seal it then you have a button seal.

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    9 years ago on Step 2

    you should put a clear coat of polish or something over painting or gluing a pic. it would help keep it from fading or scratching :D very nice idea i gotta try it! ty for the post!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Oh, I'm in love with this tutorial (>3<) Thank you so much, I was getting tired of all those "really easy, you only need some crap of 60 dollars".


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    hot glue is expensive . thats the problem. im trying to get down to basics and have as low budget for my projects as possible, everythings possible without money. all that except the sapetypin was leftovers from last nights party ;D anyway thanks for positive reactions :)

    naw i get big bags of glue sticks from the doller store all the time and just use a lighter or the like to melt them