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    How to make buttons & canteen cover button snaps tutorial...

    You will need. 1. 1/8" Hollow/Hole punch ( usually sold in packs of various sizes,get good quality) 2.Hammer 3.Aluminum drink can 4. Wooden block 5. A piece of 1.5 or 2mm steel wire or a nail with one end rounded off.How to make buttons & canteen cover button snaps tutorial...-2017-03-18-15-31-05-jpg Step 1. Cut out a small piece of the can, take the hole punch and gently tap it twice, this should make the cut. Only punch out 2 to 3 at a time as they will clog and prove difficult to get out undamaged. there will be some jagged ones but the more you do it you will get a pattern down.How to make buttons & canteen cover button snaps tutorial...-2017-03-18-15-37-52-jpg They should turn out like this , notice jagged ones at rhs.How to make buttons & canteen cover button snaps tutorial...-2017-03-18-15-44-53-jpgUsing your favourite glue, simply apply adhesive and place on garment or item. You can paint them before attaching, WARNING. If using spray paint put the buttons on some Blu-Tac or Plasticine so they dont fly away.How to make buttons & canteen cover button snaps tutorial...-2017-03-18-15-58-43-jpg CANTEEN COVER BUTTONS. 1. With the 1.5/2 mm wire, place the buttons coloured side up, centre the wire punch in the middle of button and gently tap No more than twice. How to make buttons & canteen cover button snaps tutorial...-2017-03-18-16-06-55-jpgFlip the buttons over, you should have a button that resembles a human nipple. The edges may be rippled sometimes so just flatten them out with the edge of a flat blade screwdriver.How to make buttons & canteen cover button snaps tutorial...-2017-03-18-16-12-11-jpgAttach buttons to canteen cover.How to make buttons & canteen cover button snaps tutorial...-2017-03-18-16-17-45-jpgUp to you when you paint them, i stick em, on and finish them off with a dab of Gun Metal satin. And that,s it. Ready for the field. Hope this has been helpful and would love to see some pics if you use the technique. Cheers Benjamin. Joking Mike45 out.How to make buttons & canteen cover button snaps tutorial...-2017-03-18-16-22-45-jpg Warning. Discard the unused jagged can, especially if you have young children with inquisitive minds, but dont they all. Cheers
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    Re: How to make buttons & canteen cover button snaps tutorial...

    Thanks! This is a really useful tutorial with many possible applications. It's given me some good ideas.

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    Re: How to make buttons & canteen cover button snaps tutorial...

    Thanks for sharing !

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    Re: How to make buttons & canteen cover button snaps tutorial...

    Wow! This is such a useful and practical tutorial, and very handy. Thank you so much for sharing

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    Re: How to make buttons & canteen cover button snaps tutorial...

    Glad you found it useful and thank you for your comments.

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    Re: How to make buttons & canteen cover button snaps tutorial...

    Thanks mike45, is there anything better than a quick and dirty technique? This opens up suggestions far beyond the basic buttons, I think. Right into the files of copied best ideas, it goes.
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    Re: How to make buttons & canteen cover button snaps tutorial...

    Great idea and tutorial. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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    Re: How to make buttons & canteen cover button snaps tutorial...

    A pleasure mate
    Quote Originally Posted by Michigan Dawg View Post
    Great idea and tutorial. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    Pleasure PD, Hope it comes in handy
    Quote Originally Posted by pukingdog View Post
    Thanks mike45, is there anything better than a quick and dirty technique? This opens up suggestions far beyond the basic buttons, I think. Right into the files of copied best ideas, it goes.

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    Re: How to make buttons & canteen cover button snaps tutorial...

    Nice and great idea. Thank you.

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