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Good Old St. Nick: The Button Museum's Santa Collection

Good Old St. Nick: The Button Museum’s Santa Collection

Whether you made the naughty or nice list this year, a good Santa button is appropriate for all the little boys and girls this time of year. We’ve collected our favorites jolly old elf appearances from the Button Museum collection to share with you, so grab some milk and cookies and take a look! Clockwise from...
Is It Thursday Yet?: Serial Podcast Buttons

Is It Thursday Yet?: Serial Podcast Buttons

Many a podcast is listened to while making buttons here at the Beaver Dam, but none have gotten the Beavers talking quite like the Serial podcast has. Theories, speculations, predictions– we’ve gone over all the details many times. And with the release of this season’s final episode today, we decided to commemorate the occasion with...
Animals with Hairdos: Illustrator Katie Copeland Buttons Up

Animals with Hairdos: Illustrator Katie Copeland Buttons Up

We’ve featured all sorts of animal buttons on the blog over the years– from celebrity pigeons to camel and donkey frenemies to diva hamsters. If there’s a cute animal on it, chances are we’re a fan. So when a set of two “Animals with Hairdos” button packs came through a few weeks back, we knew we needed to get...
Holiday DIY: 3 Festive Button Projects

Holiday DIY: 3 Festive Button Projects

If Pinterest is any indication, we all love a good DIY project this time of year. Check out three of our favorite holiday projects with buttons to help decorate and celebrate the season! This fun holiday card combines custom photo buttons and a ready-to-print snow-family card you can pin them on to. Easy, cute and Grandma...
Fronts and Backs: The Scoop on Button, Magnet, Bottle Opener & Mirror Backs

Fronts and Backs: The Scoop on Button, Magnet, Bottle Opener & Mirror Backs

You wouldn’t get a haircut without looking at the back, and you wouldn’t buy a car without inspecting all sides, so it’s natural to be curious about the backs of our button, magnet, bottle opener and magnet options. Here’s the scoop on our products, front AND back. Buttons The look of the pin on the...
Buttons Help Crack the Case for Jenny LeClue: Detectivu

Buttons Help Crack the Case for Jenny LeClue: Detectivu

As pint-sized detectives go, having a name like “Jenny LeClue” can only serve as an advantage. And being “sharp eyed, intuitive and a ruthless pursuer of the truth,” certainly doesn’t hurt either. Jenny LeClue is the heroine of her own eponymous choose-your-own-adventure game, “Jenny LeClue: Detectivu,” created by motion graphic designer Joe Russ Bored by the gumshoe cases...
Feminism Shines with "Feminist Killjoy" Button Pack

Feminism Shines with “Feminist Killjoy” Button Pack

Talk about feminism seems to be everywhere these days. Beyonce lights the word up giant-size at the VMAs, celebrities weigh in on the “Is she or isn’t she?” question, men wonder whether they can be (hint: they can!). We’ve featured some of our favorite feminist-leaning buttons on the blog over the past few years, from empowering bat mitzvah button to...
Old Becomes New Again: Wooden Sleepers

Old Becomes New Again: Wooden Sleepers

What’s old becomes new again, and nobody knows that better than a vintage store owner. Wooden Sleepers, a new brick and mortar vintage shop that evolved out of the successful online store, recently opened in Red Hook, Brooklyn. To celebrate the opening, owner Brian Davis teamed up with designer and Busy Beaver pal, Jon Contino, to...
Smelly, Sparkly & Plenty: Clever Holiday Button Promotions

Smelly, Sparkly & Plenty: Clever Holiday Button Promotions

Everybody’s wants to stand out from the crowd when it comes to holiday promotions, and history has proven that buttons are a great way to make that happen. From smelly to sparkly to seemingly endless, here’s our round-up of clever holiday promotions new and old. Cards Against Humanity Last Friday, Cards Against Humanity sold out of 30,000 anti-Black Friday...
Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

Pumpkin pie is in the oven, cranberries are ready to be sauced, and the horse knows the way to carry the sleigh, so it can only mean on thing: Thanksgiving time! In honor of the holiday of gratitude, we present some of our favorite “thanks buttons” from the Button Museum collection. Gratitude is in season any day...
Pocket Mirrors: Ideas & Inspiration

Pocket Mirrors: Ideas & Inspiration

Thinking about pocket mirrors but not quite sure how to use them yet? We’ve got your covered! Check out our favorite ideas for putting custom mirrors to use to promote your next project– Giveaways Pocket mirrors are great giveaway items because not only are they inexpensive, your audience will use them on a daily basis, keeping...
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,...