DIY Giant Buttons

We recently redid our front room to be my craft room, and I made this “Make Stuff” sign for the wall.

To go along with the sign, I wanted to make some giant buttons. I also found this giant pair of scissors at my local craft store (that I spray painted gold) to go along with them.

Today I want to share with you how to make these giant buttons.

DIY Giant Buttons

What you need:
– 3 styro foam discs (I have one that is larger than the other two)
– 3 styro foam rings (these match the sizes of the discs)
– 1 styro foam cutter
– paint or spray paint (colors of your choice)
– hot glue gun
– pencil
– something round to trace smaller circles

To start, you need to cut 4 small circles in the styro foam discs to make them resemble giant buttons.

To do this, grab a pencil and something small and round to trace. I had these chipboard circles that worked great.

Next you will need to use this styro foam cutter. This tool is about $20 at the craft store. It is really neat. it makes it possible to make a clean cut into styro foam as it burns a hole into the styro foam where ever you place the tip of the tool.

As you can see here, it cut the circles out clean…with ease too (I might add). I know I will be using this tool a bunch more in the future with my kids school projects.

Then you will hot glue the two pieces of each button together and then paint or spray paint the entire button what ever color you’d like (this is the fun part!). I ended up spray painting mine: silver, gold and red.

Then when you are all finished, you can hang them up on the wall.
Pretty fun, eh?! :)

*thank you Kari of Ucreate for inviting me as our creative guest in sharing this complete tutorial.

-Get the full tutorial for this “Make Stuff” sign here:

Do you have a lot of washi tape in your craft room? Here’s a great way to organize it:

washi tape organization

washi tape storage and organizer using an old cassette tape holder -

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  1. says

    Your ‘make stuff’ sign reminds me that I need to get off this computer and go make some stuff! As soon as I check out the rest of your blog… ; )

  2. says

    Why is that just about anything looks adorable if it’s A) oversized or B) super tiny? These are just the cutest thing!!! I’m off to check off how you did it because I think I NEED some! :)

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