Button Maker

Turn designs on paper into metal-backed buttons with our button makers. Button supplies available for purchase.

Use the button maker to create buttons for parties, events, presents, and even just to show your support for a fandom or cause.

What You Need

Button supplies are available for purchase from the information desk. The cost is five 2.25 inch buttons for $1, or eight 1.5 inch buttons for $1.

If you bring your own button supplies, please note this station includes a 2.25 inch button making machine and a 1.5 inch button making machine.

2.25 inch Button Maker Template (.doc)

1.5 inch Button Maker Template (.doc) 

Patrons are permitted one session a day, lasting up to two hours (120 minutes). You may reserve time at the Button Maker by clicking on the link in the block above, or by calling (515) 283-4152.

Rules and Guidelines

  • You must be a Des Moines Public Library cardholder
  • For ages 14 and up
    • Users under the age of 14 must be accompanied by parent/guardian
  • Reservations may be submitted two weeks in advance
  • Limit of two hours per day, per individual
  • Walk-in appointments are subject to availability
  • Covered drinks are welcome; food is not permitted
  • DMPL’s Customer Behavior Policy and Internet Use Policy apply
Button Maker