This post is inspired by one of my favorite bloggers ScissorsPaperWok. She has a post where she used shrink plastic to make custom buttons. This idea was genius! I decided to expand on it and instead of punching traditional button holes, punch holes for letters. So when you sew the button onto the garment it will have a letter on it. Super cute for children’s clothing.Supplies need to make your own shrink plastic buttons:
Using the circle cutter, cut out shrink plastic in 2 1/2 inch diameter. This will yield a 1 inch button after the plastic is shrunk.
Take a sheet of blank paper and punch out a template for the letter. Be sure to punch the letters from the outside diameter of the circle, because the hole punch will not reach the middle of the shrink plastic.
Follow the instructions on the shrink plastic to shrink. The plastic I used said place in 250 F degree oven for 5 min. Do not be alarmed when the shrink plastic curls. When it is done shrinking it should lay flat.