For the past few weeks I have been having fun making wooden buttons. I thought I would share these lovelies and how to make them with you.
Jigsaw or Hand saw with a thin blade
Dremel with coarse and fine sanding drums/ or coarse and sand paper for sanding by hand
1/16 inch drill bit for dremel ( or drill and 1/16th inch bit)
Long straight stick or dowel --mine is about 1 3/4" in diameter
Polyurethane or Sealing
Step 1: Slice your stick or dowel into disks. Mine are a little more than 1/8" thick.
Step 2: Drill holes
Step 4: Clean up the dust from your work are and wipe off the buttons.
Step 5: Painting and staining---This is the fun part. You can pretty much do anything you want to the buttons now. I painted most of mine but I used a little used vegetable oil to give a light stain to a few and I have use wood stain on buttons I have previously made.
Step 6: Seal your buttons. You can either spray your buttons with a clear sealant or brush them with polyurethane. (I forgot to take pics of this step sorry)