How to: Make the Best Birthday Pins

May 10th 2017

How to: Make the Best Birthday Pins

Learning how to make a birthday pin is easy! What better way to help celebrate another year older than making these one-of-a-kind party favors? Birthdays come around only once a year, so make sure you're cherishing these special people 365 days a year with their own custom birthday pin. Use our step-by-step guide to create your very own happy birthday button for friends, family members, or loved ones.

1. Use Their "Best" Photo

The key to a memorable birthday button is finding the best photo. And thanks to social media and smart phones, a that should be pretty easy: just check out the jolly-good fellow or lady's Instagram and Facebook page.

Feel free to interpret "best photo" anyway you please: a cute baby picture, a photo from their awkward teenage years, or even that shot from Spring Break '04. It's all in good fun to show how much they've grown!

Once you have the photo picked out, check out our tips on how to use cell phone photos to make your own buttons.

birthday buttons

2. Inside Jokes

Personalize your happy birthday pins with an inside joke that only those close to the birthday fun will understand. Every time the birthday boy or girl sees that button they'll be reminded of that silly moment or embarrassing family catch phrase.

If you're not able to design the perfect one-liner on the button, we'll take care of it! Our in-house designers will perfect your punny pin without asking you about the meaning behind it. No one but you and your friend need to know what "Pickle Princess" means.

inside joke button

3. Special Finishes Make 'Em Feel Special

To add that extra flare to the party you're throwing, check out our selection of four special finish options. Special finishes will give your design a little extra pop to stand out from the crowd, and choosing the best one for the birthday boy or girl can be the most fun part!

Here's an idea, use Glow in the Dark buttons for when you'd want everyone to see your buddy's 21st birthday pin in a dark bar!

birthday button

4. Big Birthday Pins!

Customized birthday pins is the perfect time to make big and expressive buttons. Our six inch round buttons offer you plenty of space to paste your the birthday person's face, add that best inside joke, and offer plenty of room to show off those special finishes.

A bonus feature on our 6 inch button: along with the standard pin, the backing also includes a cardboard stand for displaying on a desk or mantel!

baby birthday button

Orders for 6 inch round buttons can start at as few as 5 buttons or email us to ask about our sample rates to assure you have just the right amount of these big buttons for your shin-dig.

5. Who's Birthday is it?

Whether it's your birthday or your friend's birthday, they deserve a its my birthday pin to make the day extra special. Going out on the town? Everyone will know exactly who to cheers while the person of the day is wearing their its my birthday button.

Its my birthday button

Have an idea in mind for an upcoming birthday bash? We're happy to help get the party started with a quote.

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