The Best Glue for Button Art

Anyone can amass a huge collection of orphaned buttons over time as unworn and long-gone shirts and sweaters have relinquished theirs. But whether you’re an amateur seamstress or a DIY expert, making use of these versatile, colorful materials can be challenging, as gluing plastic can be tricky: many plastics are difficult to glue together due to low porousness—that is, they’re smooth and slick with nothing for glue to bond with.

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Luckily, Tacky Glue's fast tacking, super strong bonding properties are great for using to glue buttons to other surfaces and make Original Tacky Glue the best glue for button art.

Aleenes Original Tacky Glue is an ultra-strong, all-purpose adhesive that can be used for gluing all kinds of materials—paper, metal, glass, ceramics, and most plastics. It dependably bonds quickly and dries clear, giving your artwork a refined, professional finish.

Crafts are one of many Tacky Glue uses—especially crafts you do with your children, as Tacky Glue is also nontoxic and completely safe for kids to use for their art projects. Case in point: this cute ombre monogram letter, which is perfect for all ages. To create this distinctive piece, all you need is Aleene's Original Tacky Glue, a papier-mâché letter, buttons, paint, and a disposable foam brush. Get creative with shapes, sizes and shades!

Check out the video below for a step-by-step guide.