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Colorful Button Photo Holder

Save your favorite photos and display them in style. Button craft ideas don't get more cute or practical than this Colorful Button Photo Holder from Tiffany Windsor. To create your piece, simply use alcohol inks and white buttons to decorate clothespins.

Colorful Button Photo Holders


  • Aleene’s Super Thick Tacky Glue
  • Aleene’s Spray Acrylic Sealer – Gloss
  • Buttons
  • Alcohol ink
  • Cosmetic sponges
  • Plastic cups
  • Clothespins
  • Wooden skewer
  • Cool2Cast
  • Plastic blister packaging – round design for base


  1. Put several drops of alcohol ink into plastic cup.

    Colorful Button Photo Holder
  2. Dab cosmetic sponge into ink.

    Colorful Button Photo Holders
  3. With a light touch, dab ink onto raised surface of button.

    Colorful Button Photo Holders
  4. Repeat with desired colors of ink. Let ink dry completely.

    Colorful Button Photo Holder
  5. Use same ink to apply color to clothespin. Glue buttons onto clothespin. Let dry completely. Spray sides and front of clothespin with gloss spray. Let dry.

    Colorful Button Photo Holder
  6. To create magnet, cut magnetic tape strip and apply to back of clothespin.

    Colorful Button Photo Holder
  7. To create tabletop stand, pour Cool2Cast into mold. As Cool2Cast starts to set up, press wooden skewer into Cool2Cast. Hold or prop in place so that it sets straight while Cool2Cast sets up.

    Colorful Button Photo Holder
  8. Use same ink colors to color Cool2Cast and wooden skewers. Cut skewers to desired lengths.

    Colorful Button Photo Holder
  9. Glue button clothespins to wooden skewers. Let dry. Insert your favorite ATC, greeting or sentiment card.

    Colorful Button Photo Holder


For a comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out How to Make Bright Button Clothespins.

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