Hello! I’m Madeleine, from the blog Whimsical Watercolor 👋 This is my very first post on LTBL! Thanks to Maggie for letting me join! Today I am going to share how to make a blog button with Google Drawings and a couple tips on what you should and should not include in your blog button. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Open drawings.google.com. What’s great about using Google Drawings is that it has a transparent background, so there won’t be any white edges around your button.
Step 2: Use the shape tool to add a circle. I made mine a white circle, but you can choose any color you want.
Step 3: Add text using either Word Art (Insert –> Word Art) or a text box. I used Word Art to add my blog name. I used the font Oleo Script.
Tip: Always make sure you have the full blog name on your button so that people know what your blog is called. Don’t use initials (e.g. WW).
Step 4: Add a link. Always make sure you have the link on your button, because if friends who you’ve swapped with forget to link your button, people can still check out your blog. I used the font Oxygen.
Tip: Choose a super easy to read font for your link. Mistyped links will never lead to your blog.
Step 5: Add a tagline.
Tip: If you change your tagline a lot (like me), don’t add your tagline to your button.
Step 6: Decoration time! I drew these flowers beforehand in a Autodesk Sketchbook, so I added them to my button. I also added a border to my button by clicking on the background circle and choose an outline color. Once you’re done go to File –> Download –> PNG (don’t choose anything else besides PNG).
Tip: Make sure the decorations represent your blog and are eye catching but clean! Your button should be the one that gets clicked on in a button page.
I hope you found this tutorial and the tips helpful! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! Google Drawings is sometimes a bit complicated. If you don’t feel like making your own button, check out the LTBL Design Team, who can make you a wonderful customized button! Have a great day, bye!