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Save-the-date magnets have become quite a trend over the last several years— step into the apartment of any early 30-something and you’re sure to find 4 or 5 posted on the fridge. Check out these save-the-date magnets created by Busy Beaver:
custom magnets
custom magnetsThat’s right— Busy Beaver Button Co. makes magnets. We can customize any of our button sizes into magnets. So if you’re looking to do a traditional 2-inch square magnet like the examples above, or a more creative 1.75-inch oval in glow-in-the-dark, Busy Beaver can help you out. Just email for pricing and we’ll help get your project started!

For more unique wedding ideas check out the Busy Beaver Button Blog.

Kittens are so hot right now. They are posing alongside Andy Samberg in Wired magazine, starring in mysterious Japanese game shows, wearing Kitty Wigs on Animal Planet, and, of course, appearing on custom buttons. Check out the recent cat-themed buttons our customers have ordered:

custom buttonsClockwise from top left: 1-inch buttons for the 16th annual Asian American showcase at The Gene Siskel Film Center, 1-inch glow in the dark buttons for art collective Pussyhouse Propaganda in Fort Worth, 1-inch buttons for the band Meow vs. Meow, 1-inch buttons by Manhead Merch for the band Klaxons, 1.25-inch party favor buttons for a 2nd birthday party, and 1.5-inch square buttons for picture book Square Cat by Elizabeth Schoonmaker.

Want to make your own kitten buttons? Shop now at

Presented by Atlas Obscura, Obscura Day is touted as a “day of expeditions, back-room tours and hidden treasures in your own hometown.” From a tour of a Beer Can House in Houston, TX to a behind-the-scenes look at the Museum of Human Disease in Sydney, Australia, Obscura Day offers an array of quirky tours and events in 103 cities around the world.

Busy Beaver Button Co. is happy to offer four special Obscura Day tours on Saturday, April 9, at the Busy Beaver Button Museum. Stop by and check out the world’s only button museum featuring historic buttons such as the Glow-bama Button, historical Beatles buttons, and a whole section of buttons we affectionately call “social lubricators”.

For more info on Obsucra Day, go to To start your own button collection, shop now at

Spotted at C2E2 over the weekend: FluffyBooBoo sporting a glow in the dark one inch button. Officially released on March 18, these chomping plush toys are now available for sale at OhNo!Doom.

Need custom buttons for your fluffy friends? Order now at

Don’t miss out! Today is the last day to receive 10% off any order of glow-in-the-dark buttons. Round, oval, square— this deal applies to all glow-in-the-dark sizes and shapes! Just enter the code “Glow2011″ at checkout when you order from Busy Beaver Button Co.

Limit one use per customer. Coupon code valid only from February 17, 2011 – March 17, 2011.

In honor of our glow-in-the-dark special, here’s the Busy Beaver Button Co. list of Top 10 uses for glow-in-the-dark button technology:

1. Promote your Ghost Adventures fan club
2. Wear a button instead of getting Lil’ Wayne style glow-in-the-dark tattoos
3. Replace the glow-in-the-dark stars on your wall with glow-in-the-dark buttons
4. Wear while drinking glow-in-the-dark beer
5. Bike safely home at night with a jacket covered in glow-in-the-dark buttons
6. Give as party favors on your haunted bar tour
7. Ward off zombies alá I am Legend
8. Wear with your glow-in-the-dark lingerie
9. Promote a cool art exhibit
10. Attach to the collar of your glow-in-the-dark cat

Have a better use for glow-in-the-dark buttons? Email Or click here to order.

Put on your glow-in-the-dark buttons and make your way to the all ages, Halloween rock show on Saturday in Chicago!

The party moved to Pancho’s located at 2200 N. California in Logan Square.  Come at 7PM for bands Pink Torpedo, Loose Dudes, and White Mystery as well as your favorite button-making cast.

Of course you’ll have your choice of glow-in-the-dark buttons brought to you by yours truly.  Click here for the Facebook Event!

Every person who orders buttons in October receives a limited-edition, glow-in-the-dark button this month!

Illustration by Archer Prewitt and vampire teeth by your friends at Busy Beaver Button Co.  Want your own?  Buy it for 99¢ here.

Welcome a new, groovy neighbor to the neighborhood!  The Shake Shop is a rock’n’roll clubhouse in Logan Square for musicians in need of instrument repair, records, and band accessories.

Say hi to owner/local musician/guitar doctor extraordinaire Tom Cassling, and check out their rad glow-in-the-dark buttons next time you visit at 3247 W. Fullerton in Chicago.


Scary BOOton Finalists from 2009

The 2nd Annual Busy Beaver Button Co. Scary BOOton Contest is back, and here’s the pin-fo: Read the rest of this entry »