Design Inspiration

We’ve compiled cool designs, how-to guides, and expert tips & tricks to help you design the very best buttons.

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Button History

From cheeky flapper buttons to historical campaign buttons, read on to learn more about button history.

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Jul 27th 2023

The History of Pens
Pens and the written language have been an incredibly important instrument in the way stories and messages have traveled and been preserved over centuries. Without these institutions and mediums, w … read more
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Jul 5th 2023

How To Use Enamel Pins
Enamel pins are a great way to commemorate events with a completely personalized product. Did you know that when you order enamel pins, a custom mold is made specifically for you? Many of our cu … read more
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Dec 8th 2022

How To Make Buttons
It’s the question we get the most- How Do I Make Buttons? The short answer is that Busy Beaver can do it for you! Whether you are wondering how to make buttons with pictures on them or create butto … read more
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Jun 28th 2022

How To Style Buttons
Buttons are just another accessory. Like earrings, a scarf, or a hat, they all add something to one’s outfit. They’re the ultimate way to show off your interests and spread a message. Buttons can a … read more
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Jan 7th 2021

Born To Be Crafty
Kate Thurman, the creator and designer behind Smarty Pants Paper Co., has been making note cards literally since childhood. “My after school art teacher had a Gocco screen printing machine, an … read more
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Feb 12th 2020

Pronoun Pins & Buttons
Learn how five organizations use pronoun pins to show support and help educate the public. A pronoun is as much a part of a person's identity as their name. And since pronouns should not be assume … read more
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Dec 12th 2019

Beyond B Corp
How sustainable brands innovate to make the world better Today, consumers expect more from the businesses they buy stuff from. It’s no longer enough to have a unique product, reasonable prices, … read more
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Jul 1st 2019

History of the Button
Did you know that July 21st is the button's birthday? The celebration date is based on the day in 1896 when the final patent on the pin buttons was granted to the nation’s first and foremost button … read more
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May 17th 2019

Top Ten Traits of a Trusted Partner
Running a small business often means having to hire specialists to help get you where you’re trying to go. Most small business owners don’t have the funds or resources to hire a full-time person fo … read more
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May 1st 2019

History of Cubs Buttons
Do you smell that? Fresh cut grass, newly laid chalk lines, hotdogs on the grill? That's right—it's baseball season! And more exact, Cubs season here in Chicago. Now that Spring Training has wra … read more
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Dec 1st 2018

History of NASA Buttons
From the start, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been an organization pushing boundaries to explore and uncover our galaxy. Since 1958 the mission of NASA has been to ed … read more
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Nov 14th 2018

Paws and Pin-Backs
At Busy Beaver we believe that buttons can be used to affect social change. That is why, every year, we team up with an organization or an individual to curate a  1-inch button artist series … read more
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Oct 3rd 2018

Pusheen the Cat Buttons Up
Meet  Pusheen the cat. Chances are that you've seen this gray tabby on anything from bathing suits to backpacks, or from plush toys to custom pinbacks. Her cute demeanor first graced th … read more
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Apr 11th 2018

Buttons That Make Us Laugh
Let's face it—everyone right now could use a good laugh right about now. On the one hand, the internet makes it extremely easy to spread the unfortunate word of tragedy, so we thought we'd try to h … read more
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Dec 13th 2017

Everytown for Gun Safety
Not only is gun violence prevention one of the most polarizing issues in America right now, it’s also one of the most ubiquitous. According to Everytown for Gun Safety, "everyday 93 Americans ar … read more
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