Make Button Valentines

13 Feb

As cheesy and commercially co-opted as Valentine’s Day can be, I do love an excuse to send out notes to people I love.  This year I decided to think outside the cardstock rectangle and make a tiny little “card” out of buttons. As long as you can write small, this project is as easy as it is cute (and in my opinion, it’s pretty darn cute).

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Step 1: Locate two buttons of roughly the same size.  If you like, you can spice the “cover” of the button card up by gluing a smaller button to the top with a hot glue gun.

Step 2: Get a piece of paper and fold it accordion-style, with the fold being slightly smaller than the circumference of the button.
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Step 3:  Cut the button to a small square.

Step 4:  Cut semi-circles on the top and bottom of the square, but do not let the curves touch one another.

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Step 5:  Open your accordion.  There should be a line of folded connected circles.

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Step 6:  Write a message to your valentine across the circles.

Step 7: Glue one side of your accordion to your “cover” button with a hot glue gun.  Glue the other side  to the back.

Step 8:  Give your button valentine to someone you love.

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