American Button Machine

The Basics

Use your own pictures/graphics to create pinback buttons. 

The Lab currently has two sizes of button machines available.  

  • 1.25" Button Maker
  • 2.25" Button Maker


What you need

  • Your graphic the size of the button you wish to use.  
  • You will need to print out your graphic which is possible from the library's computer lab if needed.  The graphic can be printed on regular copier paper. 
  • The graphic will need to be trimmed slightly bigger than the size of the button you are using.  (see template information below)



  • 1.25" buttons  25¢ each
  • 2.25" buttons  50¢ each


How to Make a Button Video from American Button Machines

Button Templates

1.25 Canva Button Template

2.25 Canva Button Template



Make Your Own Buttons