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Cat and Dog Button Covers
Make these dog-gone purr-fect button covers.
Make these dog-gone purr-fect button covers.

Cat and dog button covers are fun to create, and they're a great accessory for your clothes. Make as many as you need to cover all the buttons on your shirts, jackets, skirt, or anything else that has buttons!

What You'll Need

For the Cat Button Cover:

1 pink pom, 5mm

1 white pom, 3/4 inch

Glue

2 wiggle eyes, 5mm each

1 white chenille stem, 6mm

Scissors

How to Make the Cat Button Cover

Glue the pink pom to the center of the white pom to make a nose, and glue the wiggle eyes above it.

Then cut two 1-inch pieces from the white chenille stem.

Chenille stems form the ears on the cat button cover.
Chenille stems form the ears on the cat button cover.

Bend each piece into an upside-down V; glue them to the top of the white pom to form ears.

Cut the remainder of the chenille stem in half. Spiral-roll about 1-1/2 inches into a tight circle; leave the rest of the chenille stem straight. Glue the cat face onto the spiral circle. Let the glue dry completely.

What You'll Need

For the Dog Button Cover:

1 black pom, 5mm

1 tan pom, 3/4 inch

Glue

2 wiggle eyes, 5mm each

1 brown chenille stem, 6mm

Scissors

How to Make the Dog Button Cover

Glue the black pom to the center of the tan pom, and glue the wiggle eyes above it.

Cut two 1-1/2-inch pieces from the brown chenille stem. Bend each piece into a teardrop shape; glue one on each side of the tan pom, round side down, to form ears.

Cut the remainder of the chenille stem in half. Spiral-roll about 1-1/2 inches into a tight circle; leave the rest of the chenille stem straight. Glue the dog's face onto the spiral circle. Let the glue dry completely.

To use the button covers, slip the button through the button hole. Holding your cat or dog on top of the button, wrap the chenille stem around the underside of the button once or twice. Trim off the extra chenille stem.

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