I came upon some super cute gift toppers in the form of giant buttons while scrolling Pinterest recently and kind of had to have them!
When I clicked through, all I got was basic directions on wrapping a gift and putting big button decorations on it. No information or directions about the buttons! So I decided to make my own jpg files using Photoshop to upload to Cricut Design Space to cut the layers. They’re 5"/12.7 cm in diameter.
For the multi colored buttons there are two different files to cut, in two different mats:
Mat 1 (solid color cardstock): Three base pieces to build up some thickness and 1 top panels
Mat 2 (printed cardstock): One top panels
Here is one button’s worth of pieces cut and waiting to be assembled.
The reason I cut several of the same was to build up some thickness to help them seem more like real giant buttons and to be sturdier. I just used paper glue (Art Glitter glue) and then once all the layers were glued together, set them under a few pads of cardstock to keep them from warping while they dry.
The white button is a second style with just the outer ring raised; I didn’t take a photo of that mat in Design Space. I thought I had some pearl paper which I thought could look a bit like a vintage mother-of-pearl button, but I was mistaken so I substituted white glitter paper. I think I’m going to explore so fun options with that one, too!