Last week I was traveling for work, and one evening we wandered into a consignment shop full of treasures old and new. It was fun looking at the china patterns, jewelry designs, and old toys. And then I rounded a corner and there perched on a shelf was this delightful bottle of buttons! As a button collector (or hoarder) I could hardly contain my excitement, especially when I saw the price was a mere $10 for all the buttons, plus a unique jar too.
What to do with all those buttons
For those of you who haven’t acquired a love of buttons, let me share a few projects and ideas to get the old creative juices flowing and possibly convert you to the never ending hunt for must-have buttons.
This is a frame I made a few years ago. It’s a simple, white frame from a craft store that I patiently adhered buttons to. I used glue dots, but hot glue or liquid glue would have worked just as well. And notice that not all the buttons are pure white; some are clear and others have a hint of brown. I like the hodge-podge look this creates.
This fun card caught my eye on Pinterest with its beautiful color combination and the adorable jar filled with buttons. Such a cute design and the perfect way to showcase your buttons.
Look at the layers of goodness on this ice cream cone tag! The happy colors just add to the design, plus the beloved buttons are the focus.
This gorgeous card has me hunting down clear buttons to create this design. The cool thing about clear buttons is you can stamp on the back of the buttons or adhere patterned paper and create a custom look. The possibilities are endless!
Now you can see why I love buttons so much. With so many colors, designs, and shapes, they are the perfect accent for any project.
Have fun creating!