I think this might be my most simple, yet cute, craft post to date! Button thumb tacks! Why didn’t I think of it before?!

And as always, imagine the colour possibilities! Natural wood buttons, shiny gold buttons, a mix of eclectic vintage buttons…… So grab your glue gun and put your bridesmaids to work!

It’s so easy I almost feel silly writing a whole tutorial about it, but here goes!


What you need:

– Thumb tacks/drawing pins.

– Hot glue gun. You could probably use super glue if you don’t have a glue gun.

– Cute buttons with flat backs. I got mine at Spotlight.

– Cork board and piece of paper for glueing on.


Lay the paper on the cork board. Press the pins gently into the cork. Top each pin with a dab of glue and then top this with a button. Press gently to secure. Allow to dry and harden. So easy!


Images and tutorial by emerald + ella

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: So simple – and so stylish; a mixture of whimsical buttons for a shabby chic theme would be perfect too!

About emerald + ella: I’m Jane Howard, the girl behind emerald + ella – an online shop and blog which encompass a world of beautiful, eclectic things. I’m also a recipe writer, food stylist, vintage collector, New Zealander, married to an Aussie boy, aspirational crafter, wine drinker, pulled pork sandwich lover and basically just a girl who likes pretty bits and pieces.