Buttons or other embellishments
Hot glue gun and hot glue
Wire-cutters or snips, if using buttons with shanks
Step one: If using buttons with shanks, cut them off as close to the button as possible. Your goal is to get the back of the button as flat as you can.
|Gluing these is a bit of a pain.|
Step two: Put a dollop of hot glue on the back of your button, and press a push pin into it. You may need to try a couple of times, as the "flat" pushpins actually have a bit of a dome to them. Hold the pieces together until the glue cools.
Please note that this was a quick-n-dirty project, hence the hot glue. I'm guessing a few of these will pop off with use, and I will probably just hot-glue them back on. You could easily use a different adhesive (maybe superglue?) for a more sturdy end product.