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Vintage "Dangler" Buttons Command Attention in the Button Museum Collection

Vintage “Dangler” Buttons Command Attention in the Button Museum Collection

When you want to up your button game, there are a lot of options out there– from swanky packaging to a cool finish, even making buttons that smell appetizing to lure in customers. There’s also a long history of buttons that capture attention with the stuff hanging off of them– ribbons, charms and other items,...
Making Mirror Packs: Packaging Options for Custom Pocket Mirrors

Making Mirror Packs: Packaging Options for Custom Pocket Mirrors

Custom mirrors are a great option for retail and giveaways, but what if you want to add packaging to them, too? While we don’t offer a custom mirror pack online right now, never fear! We’re happy to customize mirror packs just for you. But which option should you go with? Read on for the lowdown on...
Buttons with Panache: 3" Branded Buttons and Musician Merch Make the Crowd Go Wild

Buttons with Panache: 3″ Branded Buttons and Musician Merch Make the Crowd Go Wild

Wearing a 3″ button takes commitment. To rock a pinback that big, you’re proclaiming your love loud and proud. So given the level of fan commitment it takes to order a whole bunch of 3″ buttons, when a large order of them comes in, we Beavers take note. That was the story with Panache, a boutique booking agency that’s been...
Button Intrigue: Babe Ruth, Snoop Dogg and Artist Joe Garvey

Button Intrigue: Babe Ruth, Snoop Dogg and Artist Joe Garvey

When a sports buttons comes down the line here at the Beaver Dam, our shipping guy, Brian, usually takes note. As the office sports nut, we’ve poked a little fun of Brian’s Bulls obsession before, and he and I can be found discussing the baseball season most mornings during the summer months (for the record:...
Mirrors 101: Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions

Mirrors 101: Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions

Busy Beaver recently announced the launch of our newest production, custom compact mirrors. Mirrors are not only useful, they’re also great from promotional campaigns and marketing, as well as artists. Have questions about making compact mirrors of your own? We’ve got answers to some of your frequently asked questions–  Mirror FAQs 1. How do mirrors work?...
Custom Compact Mirrors - New from Busy Beaver!

Custom Compact Mirrors – New from Busy Beaver!

Busy Beaver is proud to announce our newest custom product, mirrors! Easily create your own custom-printed compact mirrors in 1.75″ oval, 2.25″ and 3″ round sizes. The front side of your mirrors can be printed in any of our finish options, including metallic, glow in the dark, cosmic and sparkle.  Useful and fun, custom mirrors are a great...
Inside the Beaver Dam: Magnet Madness

Inside the Beaver Dam: Magnet Madness

We’re always on the look out for cool ways to display button collections: from hearts, to button murals, to the hot dog collection at the late, great Hot Doug’s. But what about your magnet collection– how is it displayed? Most magnets end up holding spelling tests and shopping lists on the fridge. Here at the Beaver...
Let's Make Happy: Mochimochi Land's Knit Creations Lend Themselves to 1" Buttons

Let’s Make Happy: Mochimochi Land’s Knit Creations Lend Themselves to 1″ Buttons

If there’s such a thing as the perfect promotional item, it may just be the 1″ round button. Versatile, inexpensive and infinitely wearable, these tiny pinbacks are a marketing powerhouse. In our quest to showcase some of the most fun and creative uses of 1″ buttons, we present Anna Hrachovec of Mochimochi Land. As a creator...
Halloween Buttons for All!

Halloween Buttons for All!

In preparation for the little ghouls and goblins that visit Busy Beaver’s storefont each Halloween, we’ve prepared a mix of fun Halloween buttons to hand out to trick-or-treaters and visitors this evening. The seven designs feature some of our favorite spooky graphics, inspired by vintage Halloween decorations. Creepy cats, friendly pumpkins and watchful owls– these...
Behind the Button: Carrie Vinarsky

Behind the Button: Carrie Vinarsky

Artist Carrie Vinarsky has an advantage when it comes to designing a good button. Sure, she’s got the artistic chops as a comic maker, screenprinter and tattoo artist. But as Busy Beaver’s Production Shift Lead, Carrie handles nearly every order we get, scheduling them to be made, and pressing a few hundred thousand buttons herself...
First Kiss Inspires Button Proposal

First Kiss Inspires Button Proposal

At Busy Beaver, we pride ourselves on working with customers to make their craziest button ideas a reality. Even so, when Kristina Taylor reached out to us in September, her request was one of the more unusual: Help her propose to her boyfriend, Kumar. Kristina explained that the request came out of the couple’s first...
Metallic Finish 101: Tips & Tricks to Make the Most of Metallic Designs

Metallic Finish 101: Tips & Tricks to Make the Most of Metallic Designs

Metallic was the first special finish that Busy Beaver ever offered. Inspired by a customer’s special request way back in 2000, metallic takes advantage of the button’s metal parts to give your design a sleek, silvery sheen.  As the first company to offer metallic in modern times (a few companies had something similar back in...