About Us

What is a Button Jar Monster

A Button Jar Monster is more than just a toy, it is the beginning of a magical friendship. A companion to every adventure, big and small. Made with love, each monster is made unique by the loving hands at Button Jar Monsters®, based off of the designs and artwork of Jessica Johnson. When it comes to adventure, look no further than the welcoming of a Button Jar Monster.

How it all Began

Button Jar Monsters is a little dream of mine that first came to be in 2017, when I created the first two monsters for my kiddos!

I've always been a creative person, having dabbled in painting, sketching, graphic design, sculpting and sewing! With BJM, I am able to do all of those things while working under the same dream, and to me, that is amazing!

I knew I had found something that, not only fed my soul, but fueled my imagination! So in 2017, after those wonky monsters were born, I knew I needed to make more! Somehow, it's present day and I am sewing up monsters for littles all over the world!

Button Jar Monsters® has always been about creating a snuggly toy to help fuel imaginative play, while also offering support and comfort when it's not playtime. I also take so much pride in knowing that each doll is totally unique from the next, meaning every Button Jar Monster is just as special and unique as our little ones!

Where can I buy

Because we're a small team, we're not able to keep a steady flow of product on the site!

I update my shop every Friday to every other Friday, at 5pm Central Time!

Products do tend to go quickly, and I recommend joining the BJM VIP Group on Facebook for access to early sneak peeks and info!


Jessica Johnson

Creator/Monster Maker #1

Kristen Leben

Monster Maker #2

Nikki Foerster

Monster Maker #3

Jacob Hutter

IT/Customer Support