Busy Beaver Button Co.

Busy Beaver Button Co. Your source for custom buttons since 1995! Also check out our selection of magnets, bottle openers, pocket mirrors & custom packaging. Busy Beaver Button Co.

began as a one-woman operation out of a college apartment in 1995 and has grown into a company with more than fifteen employees shipping orders all over the world. Over the past two decades, the Busy Beaver crew has overseen over 80,000 designs and produced millions upon millions of buttons for bands, non-profits, artists, marketing companies, politicians, and more!

began as a one-woman operation out of a college apartment in 1995 and has grown into a company with more than fifteen employees shipping orders all over the world. Over the past two decades, the Busy Beaver crew has overseen over 80,000 designs and produced millions upon millions of buttons for bands, non-profits, artists, marketing companies, politicians, and more!

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Pride buttons are a perfect way to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.🌈  Check out these buttons we whipped up for Nashville...
09/18/2021

Pride buttons are a perfect way to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.🌈 Check out these buttons we whipped up for Nashville Pride happening this weekend! David Bragg Travel
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If you're looking for more opportunities to use Pride buttons, October is LGBTQ+ History Month! Use buttons to raise awareness, rally support, and start important conversations.
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Happy Riot Fest Weekend, everyone! Be sure to mask up, button up, and drink up (aka stay hydrated πŸ’¦πŸ˜‰)*While you're out a...
09/17/2021

Happy Riot Fest Weekend, everyone! Be sure to mask up, button up, and drink up (aka stay hydrated πŸ’¦πŸ˜‰)
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While you're out and about, go say hi to our friends @ourmusicmybody and make a button or snag a Riot Fest button at the merch tents! Who knows, you might even see a Busy Beaver or two hanging out πŸ‘‹
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Be honest: who here has already started decorating for Halloween? πŸ‘»πŸ’€πŸŽƒ  Our Glow Finish is the PERFECT spooky addition fo...
09/16/2021

Be honest: who here has already started decorating for Halloween? πŸ‘»πŸ’€πŸŽƒ Our Glow Finish is the PERFECT spooky addition for any design. Check it out in the light🌞 and for the big reveal in the dark 🌝 Art by our resident designer David Alvarado!
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Which of these exclusive Pin This Together designs is your #BOTD (Button Of The Day)? Tell us in the comments πŸ™‚*Grab one...
09/14/2021

Which of these exclusive Pin This Together designs is your #BOTD (Button Of The Day)? Tell us in the comments πŸ™‚
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Grab one of these packs for only $15 and you can wear your favorite #BOTD everyday! Link to buy: https://buff.ly/3izYvsd
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Which of these exclusive Pin This Together designs is your #BOTD (Button Of The Day)? Tell us in the comments πŸ™‚
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Grab one of these packs for only $15 and you can wear your favorite #BOTD everyday! Link to buy: https://buff.ly/3izYvsd
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Lil Bub Box? YES PLEASE. Which products is your favorite - Lil Bub magnets, button packs, or pencils? Tell us in the com...
09/13/2021

Lil Bub Box? YES PLEASE. Which products is your favorite - Lil Bub magnets, button packs, or pencils? Tell us in the comments! πŸ‘‡
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Subscription boxes are such fun projects to work on because we've got options to fit all price points and we'll work our hardest to get you ANY product you need to up your merch box game πŸ™‚ Email us with product or fulfillment questions today! Photos by Brandy, the editor at Hello Subscription!
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Hey nerds, Happy National Video Game Day! πŸ€“ *#videogames #videogame #videogameday #nationalvideogameday #videogameaddict...
09/12/2021

Hey nerds, Happy National Video Game Day! πŸ€“
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Hey nerds, Happy National Video Game Day! πŸ€“
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Button up for Pitchfork Music Festival Weekend, Chicago! Which musical act are you most excited to see? Tell us in the c...
09/11/2021

Button up for Pitchfork Music Festival Weekend, Chicago! Which musical act are you most excited to see? Tell us in the comments 🎢
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Button up for Pitchfork Music Festival Weekend, Chicago! Which musical act are you most excited to see? Tell us in the comments 🎢
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You are NOT alone. #worldsuicidepreventionday*Never forget that there's help out there. If you or someone you know is in...
09/10/2021

You are NOT alone. #worldsuicidepreventionday
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Never forget that there's help out there. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Su***de Prevention Lifeline '1-800-273-TALK (8255)'. Also check out American Foundation for Su***de Prevention and AFSP Illinois Chapter for more national and local resources.
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You are NOT alone. #worldsuicidepreventionday
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Never forget that there's help out there. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Su***de Prevention Lifeline '1-800-273-TALK (8255)'. Also check out American Foundation for Su***de Prevention and AFSP Illinois Chapter for more national and local resources.
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When you wear a Banned Books Week button, you are:πŸ“š celebrating the freedom to readπŸ“š supporting the right to free expres...
09/09/2021

When you wear a Banned Books Week button, you are:

πŸ“š celebrating the freedom to read
πŸ“š supporting the right to free expression
πŸ“š spotlighting current and historical attempts at censorship
πŸ“š reminding the world how important books are to our development

All of that in a small, but mighty package! Never underestimate the power of a good button...or a good book.
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To learn more about Banned Book Week (Sept 26th-October 2nd), check out our friends at the American Library Association!
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When you wear a Banned Books Week button, you are:

πŸ“š celebrating the freedom to read
πŸ“š supporting the right to free expression
πŸ“š spotlighting current and historical attempts at censorship
πŸ“š reminding the world how important books are to our development

All of that in a small, but mighty package! Never underestimate the power of a good button...or a good book.
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To learn more about Banned Book Week (Sept 26th-October 2nd), check out our friends at the American Library Association!
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Dig snail mail? 🐌 πŸ’Œ Then you definitely need to check out our one-of-a-kind Button Box Postcard Set. It's filled with 10...
09/08/2021

Dig snail mail? 🐌 πŸ’Œ Then you definitely need to check out our one-of-a-kind Button Box Postcard Set. It's filled with 100 button-tastic postcards! Click to check out a few close-ups πŸ‘€ Link to buy: https://buff.ly/2Yz4jq8
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Our retailer market has been❀️️  LOVING❀️️  custom magnets for the holiday season. Now that we think about it, they're p...
09/07/2021

Our retailer market has been❀️️ LOVING❀️️ custom magnets for the holiday season. Now that we think about it, they're pretty much the perfect stocking stuffer gift idea! We're obsessed with these matte, circle magnets designed by Priscilla Moreno.
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Be prepared this holiday season by ordering your inventory NOW! It's the best way to avoid additional stress and last minute rush fees. πŸ“Έ. by Priscilla Moreno
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Our retailer market has been❀️️ LOVING❀️️ custom magnets for the holiday season. Now that we think about it, they're pretty much the perfect stocking stuffer gift idea! We're obsessed with these matte, circle magnets designed by Priscilla Moreno.
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Be prepared this holiday season by ordering your inventory NOW! It's the best way to avoid additional stress and last minute rush fees. πŸ“Έ. by Priscilla Moreno
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Buttons (and more) made by the sun! Pretty cool, huh? β˜€οΈπŸŒŽ*We're proud to say that our factory is powered via solar panel...
09/06/2021

Buttons (and more) made by the sun! Pretty cool, huh? β˜€οΈπŸŒŽ
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We're proud to say that our factory is powered via solar panels and heated/cooled using geothermal energy. Proof that you can be awesome and eco-friendly ♻️ #EcoFriendly #EcoFriendlyProducts #ecofriendlyproduct #ecofriendlyliving #protectnature #protectourplanet #mothernature #solar #solarenergy #solarpowered #recycle #sustainable #sustainableproducts #sustainablemanufacturing #sunshine #sun #buttons #pinbackbuttons #custombuttons #customprinting #customproducts #pinbackbutton #supportlocal #supportsmall #shoplocal #shopsmall

Buttons (and more) made by the sun! Pretty cool, huh? β˜€οΈπŸŒŽ
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We're proud to say that our factory is powered via solar panels and heated/cooled using geothermal energy. Proof that you can be awesome and eco-friendly ♻️ #EcoFriendly #EcoFriendlyProducts #ecofriendlyproduct #ecofriendlyliving #protectnature #protectourplanet #mothernature #solar #solarenergy #solarpowered #recycle #sustainable #sustainableproducts #sustainablemanufacturing #sunshine #sun #buttons #pinbackbuttons #custombuttons #customprinting #customproducts #pinbackbutton #supportlocal #supportsmall #shoplocal #shopsmall

A little festival face-off: Pitchfork Music Festival VS. Riot Fest! Which is your favorite? Tell us in the comments 🎢*#p...
09/05/2021

A little festival face-off: Pitchfork Music Festival VS. Riot Fest! Which is your favorite? Tell us in the comments 🎢
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A little festival face-off: Pitchfork Music Festival VS. Riot Fest! Which is your favorite? Tell us in the comments 🎢
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#pitchfork #pitchforkmusicfestival #p4kfest #pitchfork2021 #riotfest #riotfest2021#chicagoevents #thingstodoinchicago #summerinchicago #musicfest #musicfests #livemusic #chicago #thewindycity #buttons #pinbackbuttons #supportlocal #supportlocalmusic #musicscene

Get your hands on a copy of Button Power ✨NOW✨! It takes you on a beautiful visual journey of the last 125 years of Amer...
09/04/2021

Get your hands on a copy of Button Power ✨NOW✨! It takes you on a beautiful visual journey of the last 125 years of American history through the eyes of the pinback button. When you buy it directly from us, you'll enjoy a *FREE* Button Power button AND *FREE* standard shipping! Link: https://buff.ly/3659fYS
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Get your hands on a copy of Button Power ✨NOW✨! It takes you on a beautiful visual journey of the last 125 years of American history through the eyes of the pinback button. When you buy it directly from us, you'll enjoy a *FREE* Button Power button AND *FREE* standard shipping! Link: https://buff.ly/3659fYS
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Go big or go home✨  We made this 9" tall Moon Goon die cut sticker for our pal Craig Gleason! It's so big we can't even ...
09/03/2021

Go big or go home✨ We made this 9" tall Moon Goon die cut sticker for our pal Craig Gleason! It's so big we can't even it fit it in frame, LOL.
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Go big or go home✨ We made this 9" tall Moon Goon die cut sticker for our pal Craig Gleason! It's so big we can't even it fit it in frame, LOL.
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Got a big sticker project? We can help! Contact us today to get started. #stickers #sticker #stickershop #stickerart #stickerslap #stickerslaps #customstickers #stickerporn #stickeraddict #stickerlove #stickerlife #stickerfun #stickerhaul #stickersofinstagram #stickerprinting #stickerprint #diecutstickers #supportsmall #shopsmall #supportlocal #shoplocal #womanowned #shopwomanowned #ecofriendly #pins #pinbackbuttons #pinbacks #pinbackbutton #button #buttons #graphicdesign #graphicdesigndaily

Address

3407 W. Armitage
Chicago, IL
60647

Armitage Bus or California/Logan Square Stop on Blue Line

Telephone

+17736453359

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Custom pinback buttons and more, made especially for you with loving care!

Busy Beaver takes green manufacturing seriously. Nearly all of our suppliers are located within an 100 mile radius of our Chicago location-- our metal parts are made with recycled steel from Gary, Indiana and tin plated on Chicago's south side. We print on 100% recycled paper, and create your buttons, magnets, bottle openers and mirrors on solar powered machinery.

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Since pinback buttons were patented in 1896, people have found many ways to express their life events through buttons. We created the Button Museum to show how people commemorated noteworthy times in their lives by creating and collecting these wearable mementos. The words, artwork, printing style, color, and size were the final result of a vision they wanted to communicate or be a part of. Buttons tell a peoples' history like anything else!The physical museum is located in Busy Beaver Button Co.'s office.

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Just got them!!! Thanks Busy Beaver Button Co.!!
Beginning of a legacy:
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Rockford Political Items Collectors Show The first ever Rockford Political Items Collectors show will be held at the LT Robert C.A. Carlson American Legion Post #1207 on Saturday, March 23rd from 11 AM to 4 PM. Tables for vendors are available for $10 each. Call 779-537-4006 or email [email protected]. The Legion Post is at 1011 S. Alpine Road in Rockford. Featured at the show will be political buttons, posters, decals and other memorabilia, some for display and some for sale. If you have political items to sell and would like a table or two or more, there are some still available. Admission is free and the Legion will be offering up beverages and food for sale that day. American Political Items Collectors Stanley Campbell and Steve Jones live in the area and are hosting this show. The American Political Items Collectors is a non-profit membership organization, dedicated to promoting the collection, preservation and study of materials relating to political campaigns and the presidency. Founded in 1945, the APIC serves a growing hobby. Our membership includes collectors and enthusiasts from all walks of life and every occupation such as educators, students, archivists, historians, elected officials including members of Congress, political junkies, political animals, campaign staffers, journalists from print, broadcast and cable, museum curators and even a couple of past Presidents! Campbell and Jones are hoping to spur interest in the hobby in the Rockford area with the show. Both of them have been collecting for many years and will have items to display along with a presentation on the hobby and campaign buttons. The show is family friendly and educational- they hope to see you there!
Have any of these in the museum?
My fellow #AlphabetResistance activists in Seattle are delighted with their buttons. They are beautiful. We have been out on various I-5 overpasses since Inauguration morning with many varying messages of resistance. I love the persistence and quest for justice of these folks and it was so fun to start handing out buttons. Here's my collaborator showing hers off:
So I made a bunch of buttons with you guys and turned the words on the buttons backward so you can read them in the mirror. All went well... except one got flipped. What? What happened? A
Thank you for such a great event. Can't wait to wear our buttons on Saturday!
121 candles! #happybirthdaybutton