Tuesday, October 11, 2011

DIY: Billy Buttons

I mentioned the other day that I've been gearing up to get my craft on for Erin's baby shower... I finally have something to share with you!

I absolutely love the look of Billy Buttons, so I decided to make some to use as decoration at the shower. They're super adorable and fit in perfectly with the yellow, grey and white theme I'm planning.

A while back I found this tutorial and saved it to pinterest. It really is a great tutorial, so easy to follow. And she even has a follow up post with some trouble shooting ideas.

My first one took me about half an hour - I made it way too small and spent ages slowly adding more felt to it. After that though it only took me about an hour to make all twelve.

Here's how they turned out...

I've also been working on another couple of cute things for the shower. I'll share them soon!


  1. Wow! I've never seen those before. How cute! I love that, I'll have to share this with one of my friends who is having a baby shower in December!

  2. Wow! Thanks for linking up to my tutorial. I am so excited to see people giving my billy button project a shot. And yours turned out absolutely beautifully!! Unless you object, I'd love to post your after photos on my blog.


  3. Thanks Britt, I hope you're friend likes them :)

    Hi Tanya, you're tutorial was awesome, thank you so much. I would be so happy if you shared my photos, thank you!

  4. love it. you did such a great job. i have some supplies at home already. going to give this a go. i felt all the time!! never thought to do this. xo.

  5. Thanks Veronica! I've never felted before and this was seriously easy. I look forward to seeing yours when you give it a go :)

  6. So cute! Thanks for sharing how long it took…so many tutorials don’t do that!

  7. That's really cute and a great idea for a baby shower! I have never seen anything like it so I checked out the tutorial too; it's really clear to follow. Great job. Thanks again for stopping by The Bonnie Burrow!

  8. Wow! what a cute idea! I love the shade of yellow you chose! They look so cute on your table next to your Tad Carpenter print!!!

  9. They look awesome! I bet you could sell these. The tutorial is pretty cool too.

  10. Leslie - Glad you found it helpful :)

    Bonnie - Thank you!

    Brandi - Thanks Brandi, that print was another DIY that I did.

    Brooke - Thanks! Let me know if you give it a go :)

  11. I found them!! And I love them! You did an awesome job! They look so pretty. Now I'm even more excited to try this out :)

    1. Oh yay, thanks for going looking for them Britni :) I can't wait to see how yours turn out xx

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