How to Make My Favorite Murder Inspired Buttons
Get to know your button supplies. You’ll need a 1” button maker, and a button set including a shell, clear mylar, collet, and spring pin.
Cut out magazine pages with letters in all different colors & fonts. Food ads are perfect for this because of their interesting packaging!
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Trace the shell from your button set onto scrap paper.
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Cut out letters needed for your phrase & plan your design on scrap paper.
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Tip: it’s helpful to use tweezers to hold your letters & put them in place.
Continue planning your design until you’ve found all of your letters in different fonts & colors.
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Trace the button shell on colored paper for your final design. Thin paper works best, I used origami paper.
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Cover that circle with a glue stick.
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Use tweezers to place your letters onto the glue.
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Longer phrases require smaller letters and more time. Reapply glue as you go.
Cut your circle the same size as the mylar from your button set. This is bigger than the shell you traced. Cut by hand or use a hole punch.
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Place the shell, rounded side up, in the larger compartment of your button maker.
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Place your design facing up, then add one piece of clear mylar.
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Rotate and push the lever once. Your button is now inside the button machine.
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Place a collet ring, sharp side up, in the smaller compartment of your button maker.
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Rotate and push the lever again.
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Rotate to reveal your button design!
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Here’s the process all together.
Insert the spring pin into the back of your button.
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Enjoy your brand new pins! SSDGM
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