A creative and amusing project that is friendly for all ages. These button badges can be used as decoration, a unique and personalized gift, or even to make a statement. You can use any scrap paper you have to create a wide variety of designs and colors!!
Scrap Paper/Newspaper/Pages from a Favorite Book
Round Metal Rings (Usually near the leather working section of craft stores for $3-$5)
Self Adhesive Bar Pins (Available in the jewelry section of craft stores for $3)
Mod Podge or other glue
Stamps (optional. but quite fun)
Small flat head screw driver or similar tool (I used a paint can opener)
A clear sealant can be useful in preventing your ink from smearing when you apply the Mod Podge. Some inks you won’t have a problem with, but if it is smearing then apply a quick mist of clear sealant or spray paint.
The chipboard circle can be inserted before or after you fold over all of the “wings”. Inserting it after gives a more finished look. If it doesn’t quite fit, just trim it with your scissors and try again.
This technique can be used to make more than button badges. Try creating some fun tags, magnets or even hanging decorations. You can purchase the metal rings in all different sizes so be creative and have fun.