This post is sponsored by Martha Stewart Jewelry. I seriously had a blast with this stuff and think you will, too! I might be addicted to epoxy buttons, now!
I have always wanted to make my own buttons, it is so fun to make a completely custom piece of clothing! So when Plaid Crafts sent me a box of Martha Stewart Jewelry supplies I went straight for the custom mold kit!
The kit comes with silicone base, activator and a little measuring cup which allows you to make jelly-like silicone molds, like the ones you see for chocolate and ice cubes. You can use any object to make a mold with so I picked out some of my favorite buttons and duplicated them. Suh-weet, right!? These buttons are totally usable and durable! Real handmade buttons!
The process takes a while since you have to wait for things to dry, but it is pretty simple! Here’s how to do it:
I used Martha Stewart glaze to give this button some shine.
-Make sure to tap the silicone on a table or something to get out all the bubbles before adding your objects.
-If you’re making buttons, be sure that silicone goes into the holes of the button, otherwise you won’t be able to attach it to a garment
You can find Plaid Crafts on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook. These Martha Stewart Jewelry products are sold exclusively at Michaels. I am almost out of silicone mold base, so I might have to take a trip there soon. Here’s what the kit looks like:
I sewed my shiny glazed button onto a little summer baby blouse. I’m kinda (really!) proud of it!
Have you ever made your own buttons?