Monday, April 26, 2010

Let's Sing a Song of Buttons

If I were one of those people, I would probably join hundreds of Facebook groups about how buttons define my LIFE! Well, maybe not hundreds... (cause there aren't that many)......... (yes, I checked).

And when I saw this particular project in a handcraft store and on a random blog, I knew it was destiny.  Button Bouquets.

Or maybe love at first sight.

It wasn't hard to figure out how to get the buttons threaded and standing up.  I had some really cute scrap fabric and I like the idea of using it as the "grass". Or would it be "dirt"? It's cute, and that's all that matters!

Besides being quite adorable, they really only serve as cute centerpieces.  SO My wonderful friend, Kayla, gave me the idea to make them into picture holders!  I tried to find the clips that most similar picture holders use, but I couldn't find those, so I ended up making them out of key rings and significant use of a hot glue gun (which I can never seem to use without hurting myself).

The little girl in the picture is the wonderful Miss Lauren, of my favorite babysittees, the McCreary's! She got this one for her birthday (the big 7!).  And I took advantage of their pretty back yard to take these pictures.

I also have an undying love for weddings.  So the combination of weddings and buttons would be pure heaven!  As seen here, button wedding bouquets!!!

But I have to say, brooch wedding bouquets are a strong contender for my love.


Kate said...

nifty! I like this button business. :D

Jessica said...

I love this jess! I cant wait to see more on your blog:)