Snowboard button

If you don’t have any snowboard skills, you can at least make a snowboard button – or get a pre-made snowboarding button here. A snowboard pin-back button is a smart gift for the person who loves sliding down the slopes.

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Animal button of a dog snowboarding – amazing!

The history of snowboarding is not as old as skiing, but is still really interesting. The first snowboards were made in the 1920s and it quickly rose as a popular sport. The first Olympic event for snowboarding took place in 1998, less than 80 years after its invention.

Ski button – Skiing button

When you get tired of skiing this winter, or when there isn’t enough snow to go on the slopes, make a ski pin-back button!

Super skills shown on this skiing pin-back button.

Super skills shown on this skiing pin-back button! A ski button can remind you of the slopes even when you’re stuck in school or work.

Did you know that skiing has been around since 6000BC? While it used to be used more for transportation than fun, skiing is a useful way to move around terrain that is difficult to navigate. In the winter we often stay indoors, not exercising or socializing as much, but skiing can be a great way to get moving with friends and family.

Give the skier you know a skiing button – it’s way cheaper than buying some skis! You can even buy a pre-made one here.

Advent button

Instead of a traditional Advent calendar, why not make an Advent button calendar?

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Making buttons by candlelight might be hard – even if it’s a candle button.

An Advent pin-back button calendar is a good idea for people who can’t eat chocolate or nuts, and it leaves a lasting memory.

You can include photos from previous Christmas seasons and different family members, pictures of kids favourite animals and comic characters – anything you want! Much more personable than a pre-made purchased Advent calendar.

VHS Button

Remember VHS tapes? They might not be round like Alf Pogs, records or compact discs (or buttons!) but anything “old” is perfect for making a retro pin-back button.

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You could even cut out pieces of a tape and incorporate it into a real VHS button! Use old technology to make something that is actually even older technology – but unlike tapes, buttons aren’t going away anytime soon.

Remembrance Day button

Remembrance Day is celebrated all across the world. In some places it is called something else; such as in the United States, it is called Veterans Day.

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And that’s what¬†Remembrance Day is about – remembering the sacrifice veterans made.

In Canada and the UK as well as the United States people often wear poppies. If you want to create a mark of remembrance around the year, why not make a veterans button?

Astronaut button

Celebrate the advances of scientific knowledge and human exploration! Did you know that as of the new year, it will have only been 45 years since humans first got to the moon?

If you can’t be an astronaut you can at least wear one on your heart with an astronaut button.

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Don’t get lost in space, because we are coming back with more space buttons later.¬†Until then, here’s some bloopers from the show Lost in Space

Halloween button

A Halloween button doesn’t need to be scary.

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Case in point? This animal pin-back button. I don’t think a cat button could be anything but cute!

Something like this could make a good gift for people who don’t celebrate Halloween but still want to get into the spirit of giving and getting. Make fall buttons for your friends and family and create a new, fun tradition!

Gasmask Button

Red button with a bit of rust on the edge. I wonder what button maker was used to make this gasmask button…

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I think this could be classified as a steampunk button. All that steam, and being so high in an airship, I believe one would need a gasmask. The oldness of the button just adds to the appearance. What do you think?

Happy Thanksgiving Button

To Canadians celebrating this long weekend, here is a Thanksgiving button.

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Simpsons button, showing them celebrating what is probably one of Homer Simpsons favourite holidays!

Make Thanksgiving pin-back buttons, and have something – other than your expanding waistline and messy kitchen – to remember the holiday with!