I used to have a subscription to Craft Magazine and my husband got Make. Craft went internet only but Make survives. Thank goodness I like it also. It's a publication of makers for makers and they do just about everything. They had a TV show also! Here's their address: http://makezine.com/
There are lots of projects they do that I'd like to try but I don't always get to them. This one I did. I can use these little babies in my projects.
Let me tell you a few of the easy steps. First you need a branch. I'm fortunate enough to have a vice grip on our work bench. You'll need a coping or pull saw. These have small teeth that grip and cut well. I went for a rustic look so don't get hung up on perfection. Anywhere between an 1/8th of an inch to 1/4 will be fine. Are you gonna ask me what size drill bit I used? I figured I'd be using my buttons with fairly thick yarn so keep that in mind when drilling holes.
I need to sand my buttons and put a clear coat on them. The family was concerned about washing and such but I'm thinking that I'll use them for bags and decorations. I like when they get involved.