I love using adhesive dots for my projects but they are so expensive. On the project above, I used homemade small dot for the button and a large dot on the flower. They work wonderfully. Here is a picture of the two sizes I used. Hint: don't put them so close together.
I recycled the used roll from my ATG and I recycled postage stamp sheets. I also saved the wide paper, roll and box from use Glue Dots. I found the stamp sheets hard to store and probably won't use them again. The glue I used was Aleen's Tack it Over and Over. The small dots and thin 1/2" dots only need 24 hours to dry. The 1/2" thick dots, I let dry for two days.
I used an empty 1/2" ribbon roll for the ATG strip. For the small dots I liked the shallow roll instead of the deeper.
Thanks to Linda, here is a video instruction from Stampbuster on making your own glue dots.