Easter Egg Button Covers




By Noreen Doll.

Easter egg button covers are a fun way to decorate a shirt or blouse.

Easter Egg Button Covers - Crafty Journal
Kids can make them from felt or craft foam and decorate them with brightly colored markers.

Easter Egg Button Covers - Crafty Journal

Supplies.

Brightly Colored Craft Foam

Pencil

Scissors

Craft Knife

How to Make Easter Egg Button Covers.

1. Draw an Easter egg pattern. (Or find one here: Easter egg template)

I used the smallest size Easter egg, which was about 1 1/2 inch by 1 1/2 inch.

2. Use a pencil to lightly trace the egg pattern onto different colors of craft foam.

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/easter-egg-template
3. Cut the eggs out.

Hold the scissors straight up and down to cut – if you slant the scissors, you will bevel the edges of the eggs.

4. Find the center of an egg and make a tiny dot.

Use the dot to center the slit.

5. Cut a small slit with the craft knife. Make the slit the size of the button.

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/easter-egg-template

The slit can be snug as the craft foam stretches when you slide the button through it.

Easter Egg Button Covers - Crafty Journal

6. Decorate the eggs if you like.

Easter Egg Button Covers - Crafty Journal
Button the shirt / blouse and slip the eggs over the buttons.

Easter Egg Button Covers - Crafty Journal

Tips

Use a piece of scrap craft foam the color of the egg you want to decorate to test the marker color. The colors often look quite different on the craft foam.

Use colored glittered glue to make sparkly Easter egg button covers.

Puffy paint would be a fun way to decorate the eggs, too.

See Sparkly Heart Button Covers here.

Sparkly Heart Button Covers - Crafty Journal

Sparkly Heart Button Covers

Make Glitter Shamrock Button Covers for St. Patrick’s Day.

Glitter Shamrock Button Covers - Crafty Journal

Glitter Shamrock Button Covers

Sparkly Leaf Button Covers are perfect for fall and Thanksgiving.

Sparkly Leaf Button Covers - Crafty Journal

Sparkly Leaf Button Covers

Noreen Doll

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Comments

  1. Love these ideas :)

  2. What a lovely idea! I will definitely remember this and use it when I have the chance. Thank you!

  3. OMG This is a cute idea! Thanks for linking up to my Friday T.G.I.F. linky party. Have a great weekend!!

  4. What a cute idea! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  5. A great quick and cute idea for Easter, or any holiday or event for that matter. What a cute way to add charm to a blouse or purse or whatever. I didn’t realize markers look different on craft form, good thing to know. Sorry I’m late getting to you been enjoying out door time that I couldn’t do last summer. Tickled you shared your creativenens with Sunday’s Best Party.

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