When my husband John built us a new platform bed I wanted to make some pillow shams to reflect the contemporary style. I really like the look of big buttons something like this
Looking for oversized buttons at JoAnn’s gave me a case of sticker shock. At nearly $3. a button it would have cost me $36 for the 12 buttons I wanted to make my pillow covers, a great motivator to try to do it myself.
Using Fimo clay was the way to go, so I assembled some tools
- A roller
- Scraps of various colors of clay, didn’t have brown and I know from painting that adding everything together well get a brown.
- A slicer tool to mix these pieces up
- The Fimo box, for baking instructions
- (not sure why I grabbed a ruler)
Slice and mush and roll clay together until mixed to a nice brown
Than roll out until you get a nice button thickness
Now walk around the house and gather things that could be a possible die cutter for your buttons. I decided on the clear plastic pill bottle on the lower left. I used the thread spool next to it for the inner circle stamp.
Just like making cookies, after you stamp them out roll out the remaining clay and stamp some more.
Here they are all cut out and ready for the holes
I used the birthday cake candle holder to make the holes in the center. On the foil lined cookie sheet and ready for the 230 degree oven for 30 minutes.