Last Updated: May 4, 2023 @ 1:31 pm.

What is the best button maker? We asked the craft enthusiasts among our parent readers for their favorites. Then we tried out a few of their top picks ourselves. Which was best for multiple sizes? Mini buttons? Here are the ones we think are best.

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Best Easy-to-Use

Arrives fully assembled
So much fun! We love all the included supplies to make 100 buttons plus magnets and even bottle openers.

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Best Easy to Use: Nice2Have Button Maker Machine 2.25 inch

Let’s talk button makers!

If you’d like to make your own buttons, it’s important to remember that your graphic will not print all the way to the edge. That’s because some of the graphic is crimped around the sides of the button. Example: if you are making a 1.25″ button, your graphic will be 1.75″ wide . . . but only the center 1.25″ of the graphic will show on the button. Leave a gutter around the edge so it comes out right!

For the best easy to use button maker, we liked Nice2Have’s button maker machine. This reader favorite is easy on the wallet, lightweight and works like a charm.

What We Liked

• Comes with plenty of blanks.

• Sturdy.

• Also makes bottle openers and magnets.

• Affordable.

• QR code on box gives access to designs.

• Hand-powered, so no need to plug it in.

What Needs Work

• Must line up button exactly or graphic can come out wonky.

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Best Mini Button Maker

Fun for kid parties
The included circle cutter makes this button maker a snap to use—the results were excellent.

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Best Mini Button Maker: Happizza Installation-Free Button Maker Machine

If you prefer to make mini-buttons that are 1.25″ in width, this is the model we recommend: Happizza. Super easy to use and includes enough parts to make 500 buttons. 

What We Liked

 Excellent circle cutter.

• Fully assembled.

• Easy to use.

• Sturdy.

What Needs Work

• Only does mini buttons. 

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Best For Businesses

Interchangeable dies
The heavy duty construction of this button maker makes it perfect for small businesses. Easy to use and very sturdy.

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Best For Businesses: VEVOR Button Maker Machine

If you have a small business and want to make buttons as promotional giveaways, this would be our pick. Unlike other all-plastic button makers, this one is made of rubber and cast iron—and is more heavy duty. For a small business, that would be a major plus. 

What We Liked

• Excellent for small business.

• Includes 500 button parts.

• Circle cutter is easy to use.

• Rubber handle is easy to grip.

What Needs Work

• Heavy at 28.2 lbs.

• Requires assembly.

• Pricey.

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Best For Variety of Sizes

Great for beginners
The flexibility of this maker is impressive—it includes supplies to make three different sizes of buttons. Super easy to use.

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Best For Variety of Sizes: We R Memory Keepers BUTTON PRESS KIT

Most button makers are designed to make one-size—but what if you want a variety of sizes? We liked this model by We R Memory Keepers. Yes, you can choose different sizes . . . we loved that flexibility.

What We Liked

• Easy to use.

• Great for kids.

• Solid construction.

• Interchangeable sizes.

What Needs Work

• Pricey.

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How We Pick Products To Recommend

We often turn to our readers (3 million strong!) to find products to recommend. We ask our parent readers for their favorites and consider their real-world experiences in our recommendations.

When we test a product, we always purchase it with our own monies. We do not take free samples, as we believe that compromises our independence.

We also fact check manufacturer information with our own measurements. If a maker claims a product weighs X pounds, we will weigh it to make sure. If the battery life is supposed to be six hours, we will see how it stands up in the real world.

In some cases, we will do interviews with experts in the field to get additional feedback on products.

To get hands-on time with products, we regularly meet one-on-one with gear companies and even tour manufacturing facilities. (When we do this, we pay our own travel expenses).

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We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. We do extensive research, evaluating products with an eye toward quality, ease of use and affordability.

We make our living from affiliate commissions, but we always recommend what we think are the best bets for our readers (not the ones that are the most expensive). We are always looking for products that offer the best bang for the buck.

Our independence is a key reason why we have been doing this so long. As we mentioned above, when we purchase a product for hands-on testing, we do so with our own money.

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