Decorative Keepsake Button Box
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Decorative Keepsake Button Box

Layered button feet make this beautiful keepsake box charming. It can be designed to match your décor and hold your special treasures.

Designed by Helen Slabodukh courtesy of Blumenthal Lansing Co.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • 5 cards of button (See-Thru Acrylic)
  • 1 pkg. Favorite Findings™ Button - Black
  • 1 pkg. Favorite Findings™ Button - Clean
  • 5” round wooden box
  • 3 small round unfinished wood beads
  • 15 black E beads
  • 1 small pkg. of feathers
  • 18” of ¼” black ribbon
  • 18” of 1” lime green ribbon
  • 18” of 3/8” lime green ribbon
  • 18” of 1 ½” black ribbon
  • Acrylic paint: Lime Green, Black, Pink
  • Medium flat paintbrush
  • Needle and black thread
  • Low Heat Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Fabric Glue
  • Scissors

Project Instructions

Paint as follows:
black: outside of the lid, bottom of the box, 3 wood beads
pink: outside of the box
green: inside of box and lid.

Let dry. Apply second coat if needed.

Add three E beads to a see-thru button. Repeat for four remaining see-thru buttons.

Stitch 3 stacked green and black buttons together from big to small. Repeat for 7 remaining stacks.

Use fabric glue to attach 3/8” ribbon to outer edge of box lid. Glue 1” ribbon onto the outside center of the box and glue the ¼” ribbon on top.

Cluster the feathers. Using hot glue, attach them to the center of the lid. Using 1 ½” ribbon, tie a bow and glue on top of the feathers in the center of the lid. Glue 1 of the beaded see-thru buttons to center of bow.

Using hot glue, attach 4 see-thru buttons in the center of the 1” ribbon, evenly spaced around the box. Glue 2 stacks of black and green layered buttons evenly spaced in between.

Feet: Stack and hot glue 6 buttons as shown with one round black wood bead. Repeat twice more. Glue feet to bottom of box.



Make sure to allow enough time for all paint to dry before gluing accessories to your project.

To stack buttons and embellish with beads: Leave a 4” thread tail, stitch up through buttonhole of button or stack of buttons. Add three E beads onto needle. Stitch down through other buttonhole. Repeat twice more. Knot thread ends together, trim.