Saturday, March 12, 2016

15 Of My Favorite Cute & Easy Button Projects

One of my favorite places in the world is an antique shop, walking through aisle after aisle of "junk" hoping to find that one piece of treasure I didn't  even know I was looking for, really, who wouldn't love that.  One of the things I'm always on the lookout for is buttons.

Why you ask, take a look of some of the adorable things that can be made with them?  I also look for wine corks, ephemera, and doilies.  Really, I never know whats going to catch my eye.  On my latest adventure I found the most adorable set of brass napkin rings, they are frogs.  Now you know I couldn't resist them.  I don't even use napkin rings but I just couldn't pass them up.

Anyhow, today, let's talk buttons.
marthastewart.com
So many cute ways to make ornaments with them.
wonderfuldiy.com
Not sure how this button bowl would hold up to actual usage but isn't it cute.  Makes me wonder, how about a light fixture shade?  That would cast some great shadows.
prettydesigns.com
Wow, I really love this.
letter perfect designs on Etsy
So many great ways to monogram with buttons.
elaineschmidt.com
Adorable!

fashion ornaments
These are just too cute.  Think of the many possibilities to design a custom piece.  Cute, cute cute!

amanda davie wholesale on Etsy
Another great, easy usage.  Love the resin charms on the bottom.

dailymail.co.uk
Outstanding!  This site has quite a few really amazing mosaics with buttons.  Wow!

the princess and her cowboys
So cute!

sisters suitcase
Love these.  Making journals at the moment and these would be great additions.  I've also seen them add buttons to bobby pins as well.

just imagine
Now that's just cute, saw combinations with wine corks and bottle caps as well.  So creative.

bonkers about buttons
Just adorable.  Mom and I used to attend the quilt show in Padukah, KY and one time there was a chair, all decked out with buttons in one of the shop areas.  It was great!  What about a backsplash, tabletop, etc.  So many ideas, I need lots and lots of buttons.
sweet pennies from heaven
Cute.

rock candy
Doubt I'll ever do this but it is kind of cute.  You could also do a more traditional planter.

custom-color-bridal-button-bouquet on Etsy
Fabulous, there's examples of boutonniere's as well.  So creative.



Do you see why I love buttons yet?  Take a gander through Pinterest with a search of button crafts (or art or diy or usage or simply buttons) and you'll see many more great ways to use them.  Go ahead, get your thrift on, you'll find so many adorable jars full of buttons to start your own stash and begin the creative process.  Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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