Polymer Clay Ginormous Buttons (ok just really large)

I had a customer recently request large buttons to be added onto their Car Seat Tent

I have seen all the adorable buttons that some are putting on their tents but I have had a really hard time finding any cute ones that would match what I make.

So then here comes plan B...Make my own.

I had considered doing this before but had been too chicken to try it out.   I decided to jump in full force and bought some polymer clay from my local Joann's.

Then I rolled 2 of the bars together and flattened it out with my rolling pin.

Next I took a large circle cookie cutter that is about 3 inches across and cut out a circle. 

Then I rolled the remaining 2 bars and the rest from the first 2 bars together and flattened it out.  Then I cut out the other circle.

Next I found a small dowel that I poked the 2 button holes through.

Then I measured how thick my buttons were and by directions on the package I baked for 15 minutes. 

They came out beautifully.  I let them cool off and then hand sewed them onto the car seat tent handles with crochet thread.  I used crochet thread mostly because it is quicker and thicker so it should hold up better.

Really this whole process took me about a 1/2 hour to complete and I LOVE they way they turned out.  Don't you?



K-E Kreations said...

That is so cool! Wonderful job.

Kat said...

This is awesome!!! Great job! :)

Jaime S. said...

The buttons and the car seat tent both look great! awesome job

maleahbliss said...

That's a great idea! I never would have thought to make my own buttons. Now I want to try it! :)
I'd love for you to link up to my new linky party, Tute {Yourself} Tuesday.

Anonymous said...

I'd call them ginormous *g* but very cute. Great idea making them.

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