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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.
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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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    (Running to Tips notebook) thanks ladies/gentlemen for the ideas.. Grands will love it !!
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    Try making your own from polymer clay.

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    Check out this website: www.sculpey.com for polymer clay, it keeps for a very long time!

    I think it was about $15 for a a lb. brick, which comes in strips. You can roll it out, or roll it in your hands.

    Once you receive your polymer clay, keep it in an airtight plastic bag, and use as needed. I just take out a bit, roll it in my hands, and shape into whatever shape I want to use, then bake it in the oven of your kitchen stove 275 degrees for 15 minutes, let cool, paint with acrylic paint let dry - don't forget to make holes in to sew it onto your project or before baking attach a hook on the back.......
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Size:  8.4 KBCheck out this website: www.sculpey.com for polymer clay, it keeps for a very long time!

    I think it was about $15 for a a lb. brick, which comes in strips. You can roll it out, or roll it in your hands.

    Once you receive your polymer clay, keep it in an airtight plastic bag, and use as needed. I just take out a bit, roll it in my hands, and shape into whatever shape I want to use, then bake it in the oven of your kitchen stove 275 degrees for 15 minutes for every 1/4" of thickness, let cool, paint with acrylic paint and let dry - don't forget to make holes in to sew it onto your project or before baking attach a hook on the back......

    If I can make my own - anyone should be capable of making some for themselves. Attached picture is some of those I have left from my last batch.
    Quilting People are the Best, Have a great sewing day!
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