Tuesday, July 23, 2013

wood burned buttons

Lately, I have been on a wood burning kick (see here, here and here) and after finding a bunch of wood medallions at my local craft store I was inspired to transform them into buttons!

I used my wood burning tool to burn all kinds of designs into the wood medallions

and then drilled two holes.

I could have stopped after burning them but I couldn't resist adding a little color. I used watered down acrylic paint to fill the designs with color.

The result is a fun little collection of handmade buttons that I cannot wait to use in my sewing projects!


  1. livethegoldenrule12:33 AM

    So beautiful and clever....so you!

  2. I love these buttons!

  3. Incredibly beautiful buttons!
    Well done :)

  4. your talent never ceases to amaze....

  5. This is a great idea! I'll have to go looking for some wood pieces.

  6. You're always doing something FUN!

  7. These are GORGEOUS. I love the city you made out of blocks, too. So incredible.

    Can you recommend a company to purchase a woodburning tool through? I've seen them at craft stores, but they look a little cheap and I'm not sure if there's a better option.


  8. I love this! Will you please do a wood burning technique video??? I have that same wood burner, but I have no idea to make pretty lines and triangles and stuff. Please, PLEASE, do a video!

  9. thanks for the information very good and amazing, haha :)

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  12. Mary Schweitzer3:54 AM

    I did wood burning when I was a kid and again with my lids when they were young. I haven't thought about doing anything with it for years.
    I really enjoy your blog and the way you look at the world.

  13. nice !!!!
    I made plant labels for my pottery vegetable garden with it : http://mooisvanme.blogspot.be/2013/07/zelfmaakidee-plantenlabels.html

  14. so gorgeous! love the colors

  15. Love them!! How do you keep them from moving around while you're burning them? Do you use non-permanent tape/glue to hold them while you're marking them?
    I would be paranoid using one hand to hold them and only one with the burning tool.

  16. What a neat idea! I had a woodburner when I was young, but after I burned myself, my mother forbade me to use it... Perhaps it's time to try again.


  17. love this idea! beautiful batch of buttons. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Brenda9:57 AM

    Love your inspiration. I have been wood burning for 20 years. I have not tried the projects you have made. THSNKS for fresh ideas for crafting.

  21. Very cute and creative.

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