I LOVE buttons! In fact, who doesn’t love buttons…?!
Here is my Top 10 list of things to make with lovely buttons:
Theses ones here from Hope Studios need very little in the way of other materials, and there is a great tutorial to have a go yourself
How about these quirky woven button coasters? Complete with a how-to from Linda Permann at Craft Stylish
There are quite a few ‘button bowls’ on Pinterest, but most have them have very vague instructions-this is the best tutorial I have found-from Kumquat and Junebug. Go on, give it a go…
- Christmassy things
Christmas is coming. Well, not really, but you can never start too early…..So here is the obligatory wreath like this one from Craftapalooza
You can use buttons to embellish cushions in all sorts of different ways.
A variation on the monogram frames is to make a mongrammed cushion like this one here from Better Homes and Gardens
How about this amazing button paperweight from Lil Blue Boo? Made using resin, which I’ve never worked with before, but these look great and I am very tempted to have a go.
I really like this lampshade from She Dreams Big-there is no how-to but I guess it is reasonably self-explanatory, you just need a LOT of time and patience and buttons..
You can make some fun stamps to print buttons onto cards and gift tags a la Martha Stewart (I can’t find the link on the website anymore, but they look pretty straightforward-botton+cork+glue gun…)
I recently made some fridge magnets using scrabble pieces and old buttons-it is easy peasy, you can read all about it here
Now if that little lot doesn’t inspire you to go and raid your Granny’s button tin, then nothing will!
And just in case you want some more ideas, here is the link to my Pinterest Buttons board!