Easter Eggstravaganza: Craft a beautiful, button-covered egg

I think this DIY Button Egg is one of my favorites in this year’s Easter Eggstravaganza. I love the bright button “polka dots” and the punches of color from the pearl head pins. Making a button egg is pretty straightforward, and a perfect TV craft. It’s a fun Easter craft for kids. Kids will love digging through your stash of old, mismatched buttons to find the perfect buttons to make their own Button Eggs. 

Such a pretty Button Egg. Love the bright pops of color! Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Button Egg by Patty Schaffer.

To make a Button Egg, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 4” egg
  • Buttons:
    • Off-white in assorted sizes, about 150- 200
    • Assorted colors, about 15 – 20
  • Pearl head pins, about 200
  • Silver beads, 10 – 12

To make a Button Egg:

Pretty details on a Button Egg. Easy tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

The colorful pins are so playful, and add a polka dot effect.

1. Pin buttons onto the egg with pearl head pins. Overlap the buttons to hide bare spots.

2. Once the egg is covered, pin on colorful buttons for pops of color. Occasionally thread a silver bead onto the pin before pinning on buttons.

Easy, right?

I have a growing stash of old, leftover buttons, do you?

(Are you following this week’s Easter Eggstravaganza? And have you entered to win the Most Eggscellent Prize Package?)

Happy Easter Egg Crafting.


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22 Responses to Easter Eggstravaganza: Craft a beautiful, button-covered egg

  1. rfnancy says:

    This is really cute! I can vision a Bowl of different color Button Eggs~

    Thanks, Nancy

  2. Sara Tanner says:

    I bet this would look really pretty with a bow and some small flowers glued to it, maybe even some charms. Very cute idea. 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      I love the idea of adding charms. If you’re making these as a gift, that would be a very sweet way to customize the eggs for the recipient. What a keepsake! Thanks! Sharon

  3. Angie Dyer says:

    Time to get out your button jar! Isn’t it great you can enjoy special buttons you have saved and create a totally new piece to enjoy! Thank you for sharing!

    • Sharon says:

      So many people (me, included) save buttons and keep them hidden away. This is a wonderful way to display them where you can enjoy them. Thanks! Sharon

  4. LisaM6 says:

    Love the buttons. The stick pins really add more dimension. What fun Easter and Spring tuts.

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! Planning the series and thinking spring has been a lot of fun. The snowdrops are finally blooming, so I think we might really see spring! Sharon

  5. Nancy D says:

    This egg is so pretty! I do have a large stash of buttons too. Just need the fancy pins 🙂

  6. studiorose says:

    Wow, this is stunning! I have a drawer full of buttons, probably enough to do an entire basket of eggs! A new sewing/craft store opened near me a couple of weeks ago, and this is the perfect excuse to go pick up some pretty pins and beads.

    • Sharon says:

      Glad I gave you an excuse to shop the new store! And it’s amazing that we all have a button collection!
      There’s just something about buttons. Sharon

  7. How fun!! This will be a great way to get some of my buttons out of storage and on display!! I think my 10 year old grandson would enjoy making some of these for his house!! Will have to get more Styrofoam eggs!! LOL Thanks for giving me such eggsellent inspiration this week! My anniversary is on March 31st so winning the Eggstravaganza prize package would be awesome! Thanks for the chance to win craft goodies, CHOCOLATE and COFFEE! You guys ROCK MY WORLD!

    • Sharon says:

      Happy Anniversary, Barb! I hope you have a special day today. And so glad that you’re sharing your love of crafts with your grandson, too. Enjoy! Sharon

  8. Jessica Weyrowske says:

    Very nice 🙂

  9. Patty S says:

    Hi Sharon! Yes, I love that little egg, too! 🙂

  10. Debbie Kaste says:

    Love this egg, Sharon. My mom used to make these years ago and I had forgotten about them. Thanks for the inspiration. These would be great for the teens to craft for the holiday to keep them busy!

  11. Katiria says:

    It’s so weird you mention buttons. During my spring cleaning I actually threw away a 6×6 box full of white buttons because they had turned yellow. I kept the colorful ones for crafts. Then I forgot where I put them LOL I’m sure they will turn up someday…

    • Sharon says:

      Hang on to those discolored buttons — Patty Schaffer who designed this egg has also successfully spray painted buttons. So, you can easily change the colors of your buttons with a can of paint. Easy! Sharon

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