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How To Wear Your Custom Buttons and Other Backing Options


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This blog features different way your can wear your custom buttons and our other button backing options.
When you are creating or designing your custom button, most business owners don’t think about one crucial detail…how is anyone going to wear or show off their buttons? Most people choose the pin-back style buttons because that might be what they are the most familiar with. There are however, more than just that one way to wear a button or even display a button.

Benefits of Making Your Own Custom Buttons

While standard wearable buttons have been used to advertise products, brands and more for over a century, customizable buttons are back, and advertisers small and large are taking notice. Small batch custom button orders have been climbing due to a shift in popular culture and the versatility they offer independent businesses and large corporations alike. Custom Buttons offers state-of-the-art digital print press technology for brighter images with quick turnaround times so that you can market, celebrate or showcase your brands for a number of applications, such as:
  • Business Promotions
  • Political Campaigns
  • Souvenirs
  • Tradeshow Events
  • Independent Artists & More
Custom buttons remain a cost-effective method for advertising, celebrating, or just showing off. Find a solution for any occasion by visiting our product information page today.

How to Wear Custom Button Products

Whether your business marketing acumen is more geared towards button pins, button magnets, stickers or another custom tangible button promotional product, CustomButtons.com has what it takes to promote your brand or image. 
Custom Buttons can easily be fastened to:
  • Collars
  • Suit Jackets
  • Ties
  • Hats
  • Backpacks
  • Scarfs
  • Hair Ties & More!
Custom Buttons offers the opportunity to add a flare of wearable expression to any outfit. Custom Buttons provides personalized, small to large batch solutions to benefit vendors and sellers of all sizes.

Why Choose Custom Buttons?

At Custom Buttons, we have established ourselves as a premium collector for custom buttons that last a lifetime. We are trusted by both independent artists and major brands nationwide for our customizable buttons, magnets, zipper pulls and more. Our unique array of benefits include:
  • Serving Orders of All Sizes
  • Guaranteed Delivery Dates
  • Competitive Prices
  • New Matte Finishes & More
If you would like further information, please Contact Us or call 623-445-9975 and one of our Custom Button specialists will assist you.

Custom Button Styles

Our Traditional Pin Back Buttons can be fastened to shirts, hats, backpacks and most common wearable fabrics.
Clothing Magnets and Bulldog Clips function in a similar method to our Traditional Pin Back Buttons but use a clip instead of creating a pin hole for ID,s Labels and more.
Zipper Pulls attach to the zipper component of backpacks and suitcases and are a great way to promote brand awareness for sports organizations, schools and more.
Mirror Backs and Bottle Openers provide you with the ability to promote your brand or celebrate special occasions through our functional novelty items.
Learn more about our unique product offering by reading our product descriptions by following the links or reading the product descriptions below.

Traditional Pin-Back Button


The standard backing choice is the pin-back button style, which allows you to wear your custom buttons with the clip of a jewelers pin.
A pin-back button can simply be fastened to a shirt, hat, or bag using the jeweler’s safety pin mechanism. Cool fact, the first design for a pin-back button was patented in 1896. Modern buttons are modeled after that patent in very much the same way! Patent holders, Whitehead and Hoag said, “My present invention has reference to improvements in badges for use as lapel pins or buttons, or other like uses, and has for its primary object to provide…a novel means for connecting the ornamental shell or button to the bar or pin for securing the badge to the lapel of the coat.”
While pin-back buttons may not seem like much of an invention, in 1896, zippers hadn’t even been invented! Early campaign buttons had to be sewn onto the lapel or worn as a pendant. So the pin-back button was quite the revolutionary product.
Today, the pin-back buttons is the most cost effective option for those who are on a budget. From sizes starting at 7/8” all the way to 6” with rectangles, squares, and ovals in between, there is a button size and shape for every need! To order standard pin-back buttons, click here!

Clothing Magnet


If you’d rather your buttons not poke holes in your clothes, the bar magnet is a great choice! This small, powerful magnet is a fantastic backing option for larger buttons that might stretch clothes if they were attached with a pin. This back is also a great option for places that want to reuse their custom buttons amongst employees, or have a lot of buttons to choose from.
For instance, a fast food restaurant might order their custom buttons with a bar magnet, and just keep them all in a drawer in the main office. Employees can easily swap out the buttons each shift without poking dozens of holes in their uniforms. Our clothing magnets come in two different sizes, a small round magnet and a bar magnet.
Depending on the size of the buttons that you order is what size clothing magnet will be used for your order. Both are powerful magnets and even stick to magnetic or metal surfaces like refrigerators! To order clothing magnets, click here!

Bulldog Clips


Bulldog clip backs look a lot like badge clips. The bulldog clip is attached to the back of the button and can easily be clipped onto a lapel or pocket so you don’t have to push a pin through your shirt. Bulldog clips are also great for attaching ID tags to lanyards. To order bulldog clips, click here!
When choosing how your employees or customers are going to wear your buttons you have to figure out how they will be wearing them. If they will constantly be removing and putting the button back on, a bar magnet or bulldog clip fastener is probably a better choice because those won’t poke holes in their clothes. However the downside to those types of backings is, they can be a little more expensive, so if you are designing your custom buttons on a budget the traditional pin-back button style might be a better choice.

Other Backing Options

Other than the standard pin-back buttons, clothing magnets, and bulldog clip backing options, we also have Zipper Pulls®, Fridge Magnets, Bottle Openers, and Mirror Backs. These backing types have some limited size options due to how they are made.

Zipper Pulls®

Zipper Pulls® are a 1” or 1.25” button that has a backing that allows it to be clipped to a zipper. They are an advertising tool for a variety of industries including sports teams, ski resorts, schools, trade shows, and more! They are a great way to show off your brand or create awareness. To order Zipper Pulls®, click here!

Fridge Magnets


Fridge magnets are a way to show off your custom button designs on the refrigerator or a metal surface. The custom button magnets are made using the same production process, however the backing type parts are different. Fridge magnets use a flat back metal part or an unpinned back (depending on the size of the magnet button). This type of magnet is stronger and longer lasting than the flexible fridge magnets you would normally see. To order fridge magnets, click here!

Bottle Openers


Bottle Openers come in one size currently, the 2.25” round. The backing is a black polypropylene plastic with a metal bottle opener. It also has a magnet to either hang your bottle opener up while it’s not in use or catch the bottle cap when opening the bottle! Bottle openers are great for breweries, gifts, or even advertisements for beverage companies! To place an order for bottle openers, click here!

Mirror Backs


Mirror Backs, like the bottle openers, come in one size the 2.25” round. They have a mirror on the back and your custom design on the front! They are great for people on the go.  It is compact enough to carry it in your purse or your makeup bag. So, you will never be without a mirror again. You can order mirror backs here!
Whether you, or your customers are planning on wearing your custom buttons or displaying your custom buttons with one of our other backing types, we are here to help! We can be reached by phone (623-445-9975) or by email (sales@custombuttons.com) or even by chat on our website Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5PM Arizona Time. Our team of button specialists can help you with quoting your project and determining the best options for you.
We are prepared to help every step of the way! As our Founder and President, Maura Statman, likes to say, “We’re in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!”