How To Make Your Own Button Pin/Badge

Made to Worship by islesgilian
58mm button pin/ badge

I first fell in love with button pin machines back in college days. My friend and I were given the task to give a design to a shop that makes button pins . We were surprised at how fast the process of creating button pins/ badges was. I knew at that moment that I could do it. The cost of materials vs. the profit was also good. Let’s just say that, the seller that time earned double, and since we were going to sell it in an event at a higher cost, we realized we earned almost thrice the cost.

button pin machine
Button pin machine. I like the fact that I don’t need electricity to run it.

How to make a button pins (or some call it badges):

  1. Create a design. In MS Word, Correl, Photoshop, etc. anywhere you are comfortable with. For simple text, I just really use MS Word/Mac’s Page.  You can use this template for free.button pin design sample
  2. Print the designMade to Worship by islesgilian
  3. Cut the design. You may use a pair of scissors. You may also want to invest in a circle cutter.circle craft puncher
  4. Put the cutout in the machine. Press the lever and you’re done.
    button pin machine
    Step 1: Put the metal plate (on the left metal container)
    button pin machine
    Step 2: Put the cutout design
    button pin machine
    Step 3: Put the mylar (the plastic) then press on the lever until you hear a click
    button pin machine
    Step 4: Put the back cover (the one with the pin) on the right container and press the lever again. That’s it.

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    Finished product. Made to Worship button for a youth event.

You can watch the whole process on YouTube by Baylee Jae “How To Make Button (Badges)

Around three years ago, I was asked by my husband to think of something I want as a gift. Yeah. I chose this. I would usually choose something that could give possible income in the long run. Since I love arts and crafts, I told my husband I wanted a button pin machine. (weird, I know)

I have made many button pins (and made money) out of this simple button pin maker and had I been more aggressive in making this as a home business, I’m sure I can earn more.  If you are in Jeddah, you can check out Marty & Miggy Facebook Page. Also check out 21+ Ways To Have Extra Income in Jeddah

Other items you need to make button pins:

Where can you use button pins, you may ask.  Almost in every event. You just have to add a little creativity. 🙂 Here are some ideas:

Awards:

Weddings:

Photographers:

If you are in Philippines, you can buy Button Pin machine from : Folsom Arts, Philippines

So, how can you use button pins in your niche? Just be creative and I’m sure you can think of one. =)

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