You will need:
- Fabric scraps
- Glue gun/glue
- Hair clips
- Button blanks/covering tool (in most cases these will come together)
The first thing you need to do is cut your fabric aprox twice the diameter of the front of your button (I could have cut mine a little larger but this is fine).
Turn your fabric over making sure the front of your button is in the middle face down. If there is a picture on your fabric that you want on your button you will need to be careful that you have it centered in the middle of your button.
Again, being careful that your picture is centered, place your button in the button covering tool and push your fabric towards the center.. If you buy your blanks at Walmart, or at a fabric chain the tool will most likely come in the package. You may find though that they don't have great selection (my Walmart only carries really small ones). A great place to buy blanks more economically is Etsy and you will be able to find any size. You may have to buy the tool seperately.
Put the back of your button on top.
Take the other part of your button tool (the push), taking care to ignore my unmanicured nails and Crayola marker stained thumb, and push down on the back of your button. Do this until you can feel/hear the click of your button securing together.
Pop your button out. Your fabric should be nice and tight.
Now you can do one of two things. Go and find some plyers and pry the shank of your button off, or if you are too lazy to go digging in your husband's tools like me, then use all of your might and push the shank to the side. If you want to attach to a pony-o instead of a clip leave the shank and wrap thread around the shank and through the pony-o multiple times to secure.
Put a generous amount of glue on the end of your clip.
Glue your clip to the back of your button. I like to use enough glue so that it comes through the opening in the clip a little bit. Less likely to come apart later.