Best way to remove the back from the JCP buttons?

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Posted 1/16/2013 by Scrappinnut01 in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 101,443
August 2003
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Posted: 1/16/2013 3:27:40 PM
I have a few of those buttons from JCP and I'm having a hard time removing the pin from the back to use on my layout. How is everyone getting this off without jabbing yourself with that pin? Surely there's a trick to this but I'm just not figuring it out.

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PeaNut 178,994
November 2004
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Posted: 1/16/2013 3:39:21 PM
I have a tool used for removing the shank off buttons and I cut the pin. Then I grasp it with the cutters & pull it out.

I am sure you could use wire cutters for this. If you are married,ask your DH or have tools look for something there.


PeaNut 479,819
August 2010
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Posted: 1/16/2013 3:45:30 PM
I pop the whole metal back off with a Kraft knife tip. Comes off easily for me.
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PeaNut 101,443
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Posted: 1/16/2013 3:55:03 PM
Thanks, the wire cutters are working. I wasn't prepared for it the first time, and a piece of it flew off and I have no idea where it landed. I hope I can find it before my bare foot does. The other ones I did inside a box.


PeaNut 280,433
October 2006
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Posted: 1/16/2013 7:30:01 PM
I just bent the sharp end back and forth until it broken, then I pulled the other side out.

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PeaNut 84,507
May 2003
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Posted: 1/16/2013 8:18:26 PM
Another wire cutter user here...had same experience with flying pieces! Thankfully I found it before my husband or I stepped on it!
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Posted: 1/16/2013 10:30:25 PM
I carry a little swiss army knife and just slip the tip under the backing at the edge and popped it free of the top. After I remove the pin apparatus, I replace the back as a place to put a foam adhesive square.

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