March 2012 Hot Button Winners

Congrats to our
March 2012 Hot Button of the Month Winner!

March's Hot Button of the Month Contest Winner is…Herbert Gross from Elgin, IL.. Herbert made these "Fairy Godmother" buttons for volunteers working at Cinderella's Closet. The annual event helps high school girls get accessories, a prom dress and on-site alterations for a $5 optional donation.

"Over 500 girls arrived at the event and it was estimated that over 90% went home with full accessories, purse, jewelry and shoes, as well as the dress," Herbert said. "One hundred fifty Fairy Godmother buttons were distributed to volunteers!"

Herbert noted that donations of dresses were solicited from companies and individuals, and more than 5000 dresses were available!

As the Hot Button of the Month winner, Herbert received a $100 Badge-A-Minit gift certificate.
Congratulations to our March 2012 Hot Button Winners! Have you been busy making buttons? Share your ideas with us! Let us know how you are using buttons this season by entering our April Hot Button contest. You could win a coupon for 10% off your next purchase at And if you're chosen as the April Hot Button of the Month, you'll get a $100 Gift Certificate!
The Cryme of Lyme
Jacob Beach of Pendleton, OR, designed "The Cryme of Lyme" for a customer who is fundraising for Lyme Disease Awareness. The button shows the date and place as well as a little bit of whimsy with the cartoon tic. "My buttons will be worn proudly in Canada," said Jacob.
Tennessee Federation of Republican Women
Andrea Norberg of Winchester, TN, submitted this button, which was worn by all Tennessee members attending the National Federation of Republican Women's business meeting in March in New Orleans. "Red and blue rosettes were used to make the button pop against the ladies' clothing," said Andrea. She noted that people loved the buttons. Republican women came from all of the United States, so the Tennessee delegation was able to stand out from the crowd!
Stain Cover
Now here's a great use of a button! Jane Moore of Kannapolis, NC submitted this button which was designed "to get a laugh"! But she also added, "And maybe actually cover a stained shirt!"
Operation A.P.E.
Walt Grogan of Arlington Heights, IL, made this button to "get geocachers to find my geocache." Geocaching is an activity similar to scavenger hunting except that it uses a GPS device to find hidden containers (caches) placed in the woods or urban areas. Walt placed a limited number of buttons in the cache containers, causing geocachers to try to get to the container first to claim a button.