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Thread: Where to get cloud shaped buttons?

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    Where to get cloud shaped buttons?

    For a wall hanging I need puffy, white cloud buttons, about 1/2 inch size. Only cloud buttons I can find are dark with lightening coming out of them. Any one here know a source? Thanks

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    I have not done these, so this is just something you can look into. I have seen on craft shows items to make buttons, magnets for the fridge, etc. by using clay (used on items that won't be washed, or taken off prior to washing) or, also have seen plastic beads that when heated will melt and can be shaped into whatever you want. I'm sure there are other items out there that would work. My motto has always been, when you can't find what you want, make it!

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    Thanks, I may make my own. I have checked online with no luck. Found many other shapes but none to work.

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    you can make buttons out of Shrinky Dinks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mary quilting View Post
    you can make buttons out of Shrinky Dinks
    That's right! And I also saw that you can use #6 recyclable plastic (clear, like salads come in). You can use them the same as buying the Shrinky Dinks, they are supposed to shrink the same way, but have not tried it myself.

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    make them from polymer clay

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    In a pinch I've made them out of the plastic sides of Chlorox and detergent bottles...actually turned out really cute and functional. I've, also, used acrylic paint to paint buttons that were the right shape but wrong color....painted them the color I wanted and then sprayed with polyurethane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonnie View Post
    In a pinch I've made them out of the plastic sides of Chlorox and detergent bottles...actually turned out really cute and functional. I've, also, used acrylic paint to paint buttons that were the right shape but wrong color....painted them the color I wanted and then sprayed with polyurethane.
    How creative!

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    How about using yo-yo's rather than buttons, they can be made in different shapes and sizes.
    Aurora

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    I just knew you wonderful people would have great ideas! Out to check the recycle plastic bin now. Another friend suggested cotton balls but I want to stick to buttons as I have all the rest...garden tools, flowers, watering can, hummingbird, etc.

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