Don’t Be So Pushy!

by Hope Sewell on July 29, 2011

in crafts

*sigh* It’s Friday and our week has been so much more normal and slower than it has been in many many weeks.  We’ve had a nice reprieve from the craziness that seems to be becoming our NEW normal.  I hope our weekend stays about the same speed….slow!!

Have you ever met somebody who’s just altogether pushy??  Maybe they are pushy with their ideas or beliefs, their way of life, their habits, their thoughts or plans or whatever.  Being pushy is just not attractive to me.  In fact, I RUN from a pushy person…no thank you.  But today I am going to talk about a GREAT form of pushiness.  :)  A Delightfully Cute PUSH PIN!!!I have been trying to “gussy” up my office over time little by little and I thought these cute little push pins were a sweet detail.

Here’s what you need to get started: fabric scraps or pieces and cover buttons.  You can find these inexpensive buttons at most any craft/hobby/sewing store.  I did check at my local Michaels and did NOT find them…so just some FYI.  Cut a circle (well I actually did a square)  a bit larger than your button.  The back of a package of Dritz Cover Buttons actually has a pattern you can cut out.  So cut out your pattern in a strategic place on your fabric where ever you’d like it.

Center you fabric in the white rubber pedestal.  I have no idea if that’s the actual technical name for it or not.  😉  But center your fabric nonetheless and then place your button top on top of that.

Fold in the fabric on top of the button and top it with the flat metal piece with the loop on it.  Get everything in position making sure it’s all even and like you want it.

Then press down on the whole deal with the blue plastic piece until you feel and hear a pop. And Viola!  You have a covered button.  It is WAY easier than it sounds and I’m sorry I don’t have more pics of the actual covering process.Next, pick out some pushpins….any kind will do really.  The flat metal ones would probably work the best but these round ones are what I had on hand.

Hot glue it to the back of your button.  You could pop that metal loop off of the back of the button with some needle nose pliers if you wanted to.  I just chose not to fool with it.
These just make the perfect little addition to my small message board.  I only had 2 cover buttons so I’m going to have to get some more.Happy Friday everyone!!  Enjoy your weekend!!

And don’t be pushy!!  😉

This post linked to:  Fingerprints on the Fridge, 504 Main, Chic on a Shoestring Decorating, The Shabby Nest, Finding Fabulous for Less, Tidy Mom, My Romantic Home

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Jen July 29, 2011 at 9:12 am

These are cute! They sound so easy to make. I bet these would make good gifts in a little set!

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