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Here 5 Unique Uses for How you can use Pinback Buttons for your next Event or Promotion

Buttons have been used as political campaigning tools since the times of George Washington. They are also wildly popular as hand-outs at conferences and tradeshows, on college campuses, for arts organizations, marketing promotions, and more. But those aren’t the only places/ways you can use pinback buttons! Sometimes they work well even when they aren’t technically a button!

Here are 5 out-of-the-box uses for pinback buttons:

Pinback Buttons Used as Seating Cards When two large families become one extra-large family you’ve got a lot of cousins to introduce and not a lot of time to do it in! Why not make it easier on everyone by creating Pinback buttons with everyone’s names on them that also double as seating assignment placards! You could also print the name on the card itself and put the names of the bride & groom (plus the wedding data) on the button as a take home gift for your guests.

Custom Buttons as Magnets

Many conferences/conventions hand out pinback buttons as favors that you want to keep, but the pin itself might break after a while. Salvage those old buttons and turn them into magnets to decorate your fridge! Sizes 2.25, 3″ or 2×3″ are popular Button Magnet Sizes.  Simply glue a small magnet (you can buy them at just about any craft store) to the back of your button and voila! You can use the same method to turn you old buttons into pushpins by gluing a pushpin to the underside of the button.

Make Your Next Present Extra Special with Customizable Buttons

When you’re done wrapping your present simply tie a big bow on top and pin a color-coordinated button to the bow to add a little extra pizzazz to your gift.

You Can’t Go Wrong with Button Cupcake Toppers

Remove the pinback itself from the back of your buttons, then cut out a little piece of paper the same size of that button. You can glue a toothpick in between the button and the paper (think of it like a sandwich) and then stick your new cupcake topper into your finished baked goods! Obviously you can’t use a 4 inch button as a cupcake topper (if it’s too top heavy it will just fall over), but a big button would also be a great way to decorate a big cake!

Transform Buttons and Zipper Pulls, into Jewelry

You can use pliers to clip off the sharp end of the pinback and actually bend the metal wire into a hook to create a latch point for either a necklace chain or earring hoop. You can also create a fun charm bracelet with your favorite buttons to keep them around for even longer.

Are You Ready for Your Business’s Opening Day?

Opening a small business, be it a restaurant, gym, or hair salon, is a massive undertaking. Custom Buttons started in 1997 so we know exactly what it takes to get a business up and running! There are a million and one pieces of paperwork that you have to keep track of just to open the doors, like applying for your Federal Employer Identification Number and getting the appropriate licensing, but the paperwork is only a tiny part of your massive to-do list! And trust us when we say that the to-do list only grows as your business does. But before you start worrying about what you need to take care of 6 months or 6 years from now, here is a short check-list of everything you need to be ready for opening day! Read More


One of the biggest mistakes business owners make when designing their custom buttons is that they try to squeeze too much into the design. Even a relatively large button, like a 6 inch round button, can only fit so much in terms of graphics and text and be visible from far away. Buttons are often called “walking billboards” because they can catch people’s attention from far away. But think of the billboards you actually notice when driving—chances are they rely on a few short words or catchy phrase, one large graphic, and primary colors. Too much information, even on a billboard, is too much for someone to take in completely one go. When it comes to billboards and buttons, less is more. Read More