This is New Zealand native Pohutukawa wood, which is a great choice for these buttons. So there you have it, beautifully handmade, natural wood buttons for your handmade garment.
With a cotton cloth, rub tung oil (or your favorite wood stain/sealant) on your finished buttons to seal them and bring out the wood grain. Add additional layers of oil/stain/sealant as desired. Allow the sealed buttons to dry for 24 hours (or as directed on the sealant package) before using them.
5 Steps to Make a Button:
- Insert shell, graphic and mylar into shallow die of button maker.
- Swivel base and pull handle down.
- Insert pinback into button maker’s deeper die.
- Swivel base again and pull handle down.
- Remove finished button!
Wood will swell if it’s submerged in water for a long time and as it shrinks back a decorative surface may be damaged. Polished (not varnished) wood buttons should not be washed as the surface will become dull. It is also a good idea to colour test if you plan to attach to a knit or cloth that is much lighter.
Add Items to make an Oak Button In the crafting menu, you should see a crafting area that is made up of a 3×3 crafting grid. To make an oak button, place 1 oak wood plank in the 3×3 crafting grid.
Using acrylic paints for hand painted buttons They’re so versatile, cheap, easy to use, and mixable. Acrylic is best on wood buttons.