Buttons for the TEDxConcordiaUPortland Gift Bags

Posted on Mar 22, 2012


This is the last big project I did for the TEDxConcordiaUPortland gift bags!  I wanted to contribute something to the gift bags, since I was in charge of coordinating them.  After much brainstorming, I settled on making buttons!


I arranged for I Heart Art: Portland (Thank you!!) to sponsor the buttons.  At first I was going to borrow their button maker, but I’ve wanted a button maker for years and this seemed to be the perfect excuse to acquire a new tool.  I bought mine from Buttonmakers.net in Seattle.  I am super impressed by their service and their site is filled with videos that I found very handy.


With much help from my husband, I made 1800 buttons!  Each gift bag will contain 3 different buttons.  Bubba is the orange fish.  He is the mascot of our event and you will see Bubba in many places around Concordia.  He represents how everyone has the potential of becoming extraordinary.  I’m really happy with how this project turned out.  I’m also glad that I was able to make something for the gift bags.


Our event is just a little over a week a way!  You can still buy tickets here.  Tickets will be on sale until Monday, March 26th.  I do hope you can attend the event.  Seeing all of the behind the scenes greatness going on, it’s going to be such an incredible day.  I can barely contain my excitement!


  1. Oh, they are so nice! I remember we have made buttons and badges for the literature conference and they really looked pretty nice. But yours are better;)

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