Button Projects For Home Decor

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Buttons can be very decorative when used in the right way. For example, you can easily add color and patterns to plain home decor items with simple buttons. And, you can make totally new accessories using buttons as accents. All of these button projects are geared toward home decor. Start transforming what you have by embellishing with buttons!

Best Button Projects

Make A Button Clock

button clock
TUTORIAL: Epherielle Designs

This simple clock looks pretty high end with the artful display of buttons for digits. A clock kit, embroidery hoop, fabric, and buttons are all that you need to make this whimsical decor.

No Sew Lampshade With Fabric Buttons

button lampshade
TUTORIAL: Make It Love It

A lampshade, trimmed with fabric covered buttons, makes an elegant statement in the home. I like how these covered buttons match the lampshade fabric for a uniform look. Other ideas are to line a lampshade with matching mother of pearl buttons or colors to match your decor.

Decorate A Pillow With Buttons

button pillow
SOURCE: Just Crafty Enough

Say goodbye to boring pillows! Just by adding rows of similar buttons, you can create a fun pattern with tons of textural interest. This idea is simple and chic.

button projects - pillow
SOURCE: BHG

You can also get a little more complex with some pillow art. Create objects, like this tree, or other simple shapes for a truly unique look.

Create Fun Wall Art

button tree art
SOURCE: Crafts By Amanda

In keeping with the tree theme, you can make your own wall art by using buttons as leaves. You can also create other designs, like easy shapes, for other wall art ideas. I created a bird out of buttons, mounted it to a slate roofing tile, and hung that on the wall.

Make Button Magnets

button magnets
TUTORIAL: Big Box Detox

This button project is definitely the simplest. To create fun button magnets, you just need to glue a round magnet to the back of each button. This would also work great for thumbtacks or decorating the end of a paperclip.

Create A Button Picture Frame

button picture frame
SOURCE: Unusually Lovely

Decorate an entire picture frame or just a corner or two with your favorite buttons. I like the use of white on white in this example for a simple chic idea.

Line A Tray With Buttons

button tray
SOURCE: Mel Stampz

Another easy button project is to line a tray with coordinating buttons. It adds a lot of interest for display.

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