Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Wood Button Tutorial

I love the look of wood buttons. After cutting down a bunch of branches from our tree out back, I wondered it I could make some myself. I did it and it was super easy. Here's how...

You can make your own wood buttons! DIY wood button tutorial, Over The Apple Tree

Find a nice round branch that is the diameter you want for your button. It can be with or without bark.
I used a hack saw to cut slices off the branch. Mine are about 1/8 inch thick.

You can make your own wood buttons! DIY wood button tutorial, Over The Apple Tree

Drill holes. I used a clamp to hold my button in place.

You can make your own wood buttons! DIY wood button tutorial, Over The Apple Tree

Sand your button. I used an electric sander and placed a piece of sandpaper underneath so it wouldn't slide all over the place.

You can make your own wood buttons! DIY wood button tutorial, Over The Apple Tree

You can finish your button any way you want. Some might want to stain them or leave them natural. I rubbed mine with a little vegetable oil!

Wood Button Tutorial by Over The Apple Tree

These wood buttons make the perfect embellishment for crochet goodies! I wonder what else I can make to stick these on. Coffee cozies will be available in my shop soon!

You can make your own wood buttons! DIY wood button tutorial, Over The Apple Tree

The pattern for this cute basket weave coffee cozy can be found on Ravelry by Alessandra Hayden

You can make your own wood buttons! DIY wood button tutorial, Over The Apple Tree


You can make your own wood buttons! DIY wood button tutorial, Over The Apple Tree

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35 comments:

  1. Great idea! I love wood buttons! Have a great week :)

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  2. These are so adorable. Just love them. They are also very virsitile. And can be used in such a large number of ways.

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  3. I love them!! I would love to have you share at my new link party: http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2015/10/crafty-weekend-thanksgiving-activity.html.

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    1. Thanks for the invite, I'll check it out!

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  4. What a great idea!! Thank you for sharing! :o)

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  5. The buttons are adorable - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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  6. Love, love this! Found you over at "Cooking and Crafting with J&J link-up. When I saw it I immediately said that this would look adorable on a crochet project! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Your wood buttons are great and could be in lots of different ways. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdooodle Sunday. Pinned and Tweeted.

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  8. Hi Laura,
    Wow these wood buttons are amazing and perfect for your crochet work.
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Hope you have a nice week and we hope to see you again.
    Julie xo

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    1. Thanks Julie, they were a lot of fun.

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  9. Oh my gosh, I love your buttons. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I want some now for my projects. Please stop by our link party, The Creative Challenge on Friday and add your post. Pinning. Best wishes, Darlene

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  10. awesome!! so creative - I just love them! Thanks for linking to Trash 2 Treasure. Pinning to the highlights board!

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  11. Oh my gosh this is adorbs!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  12. Those buttons look great and the step-by-step explanation is very nice. I especially like the one on the coffee cozy.

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  13. Love them! And the idea of sandpaper underneath while sanding is genious

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  14. Such a wonderful idea! Makes my head spin on all the things these could be used for! Love it!
    Thank you for sharing with us at the Brag About It Link party!
    ~Laurie
    MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies.blogspot.com

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  15. Love this idea! I have some branches just waiting to be transformed into buttons!

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  16. Beautiful wooden button.
    Found you at the link party today.
    Have a Nice day

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  17. SO, SO perfect- these could used on any number of fun winter-y projects. Thank you for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope you'll come back again this weekend!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

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  18. Sweet buttons! Pinning this to try out at some point!
    What tree did the stick come from? Just wondering if the type of tree affects colour/hardness/finish of the buttons...

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    1. Hey Kei! Thanks for taking a look at my buttons. I believe that branch was from my Ash tree.

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  19. What a cute tutorial. I, honestly, had no idea how easy creating wooden buttons would be. Very adorable!

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  20. I love these! What a simple way to make your own beautiful buttons. :)

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  21. Wow. This is impressive. I'd love to have you share this at our weekend party. Pinned also. Linda @Crafts a la mode

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2015/11/what-to-do-weekends-147.html

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  22. Congratulations! This post is featured over at Diana Rambles this week and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest and shared on Twitter. Please grab a featured button via the post guidelines graphic. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

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    1. That's great Diana! Thank you so much.

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  23. Super cute buttons! The button looks great on the mug cozy! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!!

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  24. Thanks so much Laura for linking these up at the Bewitchin' Projects Block Party last week! You were one of my featured picks over at Recreated Designs. I just love these so much and can't wait to make some!! Hugs, Lisa

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    1. That's great Lisa. Thank you so much!

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  25. I am so impressed with your wood buttons! They look great on that mug cozy, too.

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    1. Thanks Kim. They were so easy, I just kept going! I have a whole bag full now.

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