Sunday, April 10, 2011

From the button jar

On Saturday Daddy went fishing with Papa so we went over to Nana and Papa's house to hang out for the day.  Uncle Mark and Auntie Kyla were there as well as Grammy and Uncle Derek so there was lots of hands to entertain while Mommy got a little break.  I needed it so bad and it felt SO very good to get some crafting in.  I bought a bunch of vintage buttons off of Craigslist a while ago and since then have wanted to do this project.  We have a wall by our front door that I hang a wreath on during the fall and winter but the rest of the year it looked very bare.  I wrapped a canvas in burlap then took a brown ink pad to it to add some dimension.  Then I layered a bunch of buttons on in the shape of an S.  While it did use a lot of buttons it didn't even put a dent in my jar of white/off white buttons!  This is a great afternoon project!  Word of advice... do NOT use a high temp glue gun... the buttons are small and the glue is HOT! (Just ask my fingers)


I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!  It catches the light and my eye whenever I walk by!

4 comments:

Shana said...

That is so very cute!! I just did something similar using a wood cut-out "S" and some fake moss-I'm loving it for spring, but may need to borrow your button idea for the rest of the year!!

Cassandra said...

Pretty! I've been wanting to do something with all my pretty vintage buttons. Might have to make them into art!

Twila said...

That looks GREAT! Great idea..:-)

Olymom said...

This is so cool, Kyla! You creative people always amaze me!