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87 Things to do with your Button Maker

Whether you are considering purchasing, borrowing, or already own a button making machine by Tecre, Here are 87 ways to get the most bang out of your button maker.

  1. Make promotional buttons for a local business.
  2. Create a holiday button with wrapping paper.
  3. Make a Christmas ornament button.
  4. Make a teacher appreciation button.
  5. Craft with buttons.
  6. Anime buttons.
  7. Memorial Buttons.
  8. Support your political candidate with a button.
  9. It’s a Boy! Buttons
  10. It’s a Girl! Buttons
  11. Express yourself on a button.
  12. Make team buttons.
  13. Make your button your own personal bumper sticker.
  14. Make a button using a real map of your favorite location.
  15. Sell your buttons at a fundraiser.
  16. Employee of the Month buttons.
  17. Make someone smile by giving them a button.
  18. Put your favorite meme on a button.
  19. Birthday buttons.
  20. Retirement buttons.
  21. Make an emoji button.
  22. ID buttons.
  23. Save the Date buttons.
  24. Make wedding favor buttons.
  25. Make a pet portrait button.
  26. Draw your own artwork button.
  27. Student of the week button.
  28. Award buttons (1st place, 2nd place, etc.)
  29. “Ask Me About…” Buttons.
  30. Make an “organ donor” button.
  31. Share your photography on a button.
  32. Make an adornment for your shoelaces
  33. Make an adornment for your hat.
  34. Make an adornment for your jacket.
  35. Make an adornment for basically any article of clothing, book bag, purse, etc.
  36. Souvenir buttons.
  37. Band Merch buttons.
  38. Nametag buttons.
  39. Best Aunt button.
  40. Best Uncle button.
  41. Create a game with buttons.
  42. Use buttons to teach a child about patterns.
  43. Go to a school and offer to make buttons for clubs, school pride, etc.
  44. Sports buttons.
  45. “Kiss Me I’m Irish” buttons.
  46. Best Mom Ever button.
  47. Best Dad Ever button.
  48. Letter buttons to help those learning to read. See here
  49. Bachelorette party buttons.
  50. Bachelor party buttons.
  51. Create fandom buttons.
  52. Make a classroom freebie bin of buttons.
  53. Explore the fabric button.
  54. Rosette buttons.
  55. Polka Dot, checkered, and chevron buttons.
  56. Share your photography on a button.
  57. Let your customer design their own button.
  58. Create hashtag buttons. #joy  #beautiful   #buttons
  59. Make a button chore chart.
  60. Make a button rewards chart.
  61. Create a button calendar. Track events with buttons.
  62. Enhance your costume with a button.
  63. Make a button using a dictionary page
  64. Make an Earth Day button.
  65. Use a Dry Erase Marker on a button.
  66. Non-profit buttons.
  67. Pride buttons.
  68. Luggage tag buttons.
  69. Keepsake buttons.
  70. Place setting buttons for an event.
  71. Create conversation heart buttons.
  72. Make a Support Our Troops button.
  73. Make best friend buttons.
  74. Make a celebrity crush button.
  75. Put your favorite comic on a button.
  76. Make gift tag buttons.
  77. Advertising buttons.
  78. Freebies.
  79. Party favor buttons.
  80. Decorate a lanyard with buttons.
  81. Make an “Almost Famous” button for a friend.
  82. World’s Best Grandparents button.
  83. Make a statement button.
  84. Make a “Thank you” button.
  85. Make an allergy awareness button.
  86. Explore making jewelry with buttons.
  87. Discover other options your machine can do. Many work with parts to make mirrors, bottle openers, magnets, etc.  Do we sense a separate list starting?

Have more ideas?  Please leave them in the comments below!




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17 Responses to 87 Things to do with your Button Maker

  1. Tomoko says:

    I have a question.
    I have many japanese washi paper
    And if i can make washi button
    It will be great present I think,
    But the paper is a little bit thicker.
    Is it possible to make?
    I haven’t try it.
    Could you give me advice?

    • Tecre says:

      Hi Tomoko! Thanks for your message. What is the thickness of your paper when you measure it with a digital caliper tool? If you would like to discuss this on the telephone, please call us at (920)922-9168. You are always welcome to send us samples of your material for us to test in the machines before you purchase it. If that is something that interests you, please call us and we will give you instructions on how to proceed! Thank you!

  2. Norman Saul says:

    Washi paper can be backed up with a blank white or colored paper disk.

    • Tecre says:

      Lovely I am sure! Read Tecre’s blog post “The Great Paper Debate” for more information on paper thickness! You can certainly experiment with different papers so long as the paper material is not too thick!

  3. Clay Gullett says:

    World Greatest Kid, Uncle, Aunt, etc.

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  5. Juliana Gallagher says:

    Hi! I love my button maker and have used it for so many things but mostly for political campaigns. I would like to try selling personalized buttons at an outdoor craft fair this year. I would take a picture of the person and print, cut and make the button right there. Does anyone have any recommendations on a portable printer that can use my cell phone’s data or bluetooth as I won’t have power or wifi available. I thought about taking the photos with an instant camera but I don’t think you can actually cut the picture out (is that right?). I know it will be a slow process and I can take orders to do later, but it would be a big draw to do them onsite with customers watching. Any suggestions would be welcome!

    • Tecre says:

      Hi Juliana,
      This is a great place to ask this question. Although I do not have any recommendation for you since we at Tecre don’t actually use printers this way, I am hoping someone may! Folks, if you have any insight on this, please submit it here! Thank you!

  6. clay gullett says:

    I took a button machine to a craft show and made buttons on sight. I used cut outs of dogs, animals and things that kids would like. I did not print on site. Parents liked it and I would let them use the button machine with my guidance. There was not very mutch business and the wind was a problem.

    • Tecre says:

      We often used pictures of pets as sample graphics at trade shows as well. The kids really do love them! It’s a great idea to let adults (and even children) try out the machines! They really do speak for themselves when it comes to demonstrating what they are capable of!

  7. Clay says:

    100 BRIDE
    101 BACHELOR

    • Tecre says:

      Ha! Thanks for the tips! Currently we are working on a list for 87 MORE things to do with your button maker. We may have to “borrow” some of these ideas;)

  8. Clay says:

    103 Baseball buttons
    104 President School button
    105 Baby Shower buttons
    106 School Election button
    107 Spelling Bee button
    108 Anniversary button
    109 School Club button
    110 School Wrestling button
    111 Football buttons
    112 Baseball buttons
    113 /chamber oif Commerce button
    114 PTA buttons

  9. Clay says:

    a few more
    family reunion
    class reunion
    military reunion
    singer buttn
    summer camp

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