Enamel pins have been all the rage for a few years now but I still have a soft spot for badges / pinback buttons. You can add a lot of detail to a badge and they’re much more affordable for small artists to create so you can usually pick up a whole set for a few pounds/dollars.
Lydia Jean Art (US) has loads of cute animals, food, robots and more that you can buy as badges, magnets and sets. I’m a big fan of these forest friends, especially the toadstool.
I love a mix and match offer and you can choose your favourite buttons at boygirlparty (US) for a collection of wearable tiny paintings.
How about some sparkly holographic badges? Lucky Rainbow Boutique (UK) have a few available including animals, rainbows and star-shaped ghosts and bats.
It’s a bit early in the year to show you the cute Christmas & Halloween badges at Le Chat Noir Cutisserie (EU) but these Valentines cats are the perfect gift for any cat lover.
Dog fans will appreciate these Best in Show buttons by Gemma Correll for Badge Bomb (US). There’s a few more doggie sets too, plus Catstrology.
mioodlesshop (UK) has such a sweet illustration style and I love these happy badges, especially the worm.
Can’t decide between animals and snacks? BeagleCakesArt (Taiwan) has you covered with animal donuts!
And for something a little different, these badges by Sootmegs (UK) are designed to challenge unhelpful assumptions and spread awareness in a friendly and colourful way. I could use a few of these.
Who else collects badges? I have a whole tin of them!
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.