Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Washi Button Tutorial


It's Wednesday which is the day that I post a new tutorial and today I have one that I think is especially fun!

First, gather up your supplies - all your favourite washi tapes ( I know you have a stash), a craft knife or scissors, a piercing tool, a sanding tool and assorted buttons.  This technique works nicely on wood, clear or neutral buttons.
If your button has a pattern or texture to it, you will want to use the backside, so you get a smooth finish and so any pattern doesn't show through the washi.  Tear off a piece of washi to cover the button.
 Trim around the button with your scissors or craft knife.
 You may want to burnish the tape covered button by rubbing it to make sure the tape is sitting firmly and smoothly.
Gently sand around the edges, I like to use an emery board.  This helps to give you a clean and smooth finish to the edges.
 Now pierce the holes.
 Ta da!
 Now, if your button is wider than your tape is, apply two strips of the tape trying to match up the pattern.
You can see I am working on the back, the smoother side, of this button as well.
Here is how it looks after being trimmed, sanded and pierced.  You can hardly tell it was pieced together.
And here is the final shot of 3 washi covered buttons, a wooden one, a beige one and a clear one.  Aren't they cute!  And so easy to customize any button to suit your projects!

Thanks for visiting!


  1. That is just awesome. Thanks for sharing!

  2. That is such a cool idea... I have loads of buttons but I never seem to have the right, colour or pattern. Thanks for sharing.

  3. So cool ... you are just so smart :)