I got the idea for these embroidered buttons from this wonderful book (you should go check it out, it has some pretty cool projects). They're really pretty and so easy to make!
Gather together some old buttons, scraps of fabric, and embroidery supplies.
Using thread, sew a running stitch around the outside edge of the circle.
Put the button on the fabric, and then pull the thread tight.
Glue down the edges, then cut another circle of fabric (I cut mine the same size as my button) and glue that on top.
And your fabric covered button is finished!
Make a bunch and use them in your next crafty project!