Saturday, February 25, 2012

My Button {make your own!}

My Cotton Creations

I've got a new cute little blog button. Feel free to grab one :) Do you need a button for your blog? It was actually super easy to make once I found this "Grab My Button" Code Generator. I started with a search for "how to make a blog button" and ran into some crazy complicated directions. Then I found this site. I think it is pretty self explanitory but my tip is, when it asks for your image URL (yeah, I didn't know what that meant either) you need to have the picture you want to use for your blog button saved on a photo sharing site, like photobucket, which is what I used and it worked perfect. If you don't have a photobucket account, it's free and as easy as picking a user name and password.

Once you have you picture uploaded onto photobucket, drag your mouse over your picture and you'll see it gives you a bunch of codes to share your picture with. Click the code labled "direct link" and it will copy it for you. That is your "image URL"!

Once you've added in that information to the code generator click on preview and then "get code". You'll see it will give you a big long code to copy and add to the side bar on your blog (add it as a HTML/JavaScript).

Ok, maybe that was a little complicated. But if you have your own blog you've been playing around with it, I think you'll understand what I'm talking about for the most part. Trust me, using this code generator was a lot easier than trying to write my own code, which is what all my other search results were telling me to do.


  1. Wow! Thank you for sharing this! I've always done it the hard way and look forward to giving this a try!

    By the way...I'm linking to your sweet charm eggs in a post I'm preparing for Monday! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! :)

  2. Hi Nancy: Thanks for sharing this generator site. It worked great. I Google Friended you because your site is so bright and cheery, and because though I'm a multi-media artist I do like fabric and sewing. I look forward to exploring your blog and reading some of your posts. Happy Creating!