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Place a flat work surface like a scrap piece of wood or a cutting board directly beneath the tack and between the front and back of the jeans.

Be sure to use a small (one pound) hammer or mallet to prevent breaking the button.

Hammer the button onto the tack, with a straight downward pound.

If you’re uncomfortable holding the button with your fingers while you hammer, you can use a pair of pliers to hold the button in place.

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