How To Make A Blog Button

Hello! I’m Madeleine, from the blog Whimsical Watercolor ๐Ÿ‘‹ 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!

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31 comments

  1. Great job with this tutorial, Madeleine! I’ve never used Google Drawings to create anything so this was really helpful! ๐Ÿ˜€ โค I don't think I've ever added my blog link to my blog button before… that probably would help with making sure my blog button gets the word out lol!
    I'm so glad you joined the team! โค

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