Monday, December 8, 2008

More buttons!


Yes I know more buttons . Really and truly this doesn't take long . The hardest part is choosing the buttons as I have to play with them not just use them .

Decide what size you want your decorations and cut two circles of medium weight cardboard .

Use a hot glue gun and glue the circles together with a looped piece of ribbon secured inside the two for hanging .

Play with your button collection for a while and then select the colours you would like .

Again using the hot glue gun glue buttons to your cardboard on both sides .

Fill in any small gaps with beads .
Make sure you use enough glue as everyone wants to touch them .

We made a few in different colours but they have mysteriously dissapeared .

I think I need to check my daughters purple room for the mauve one , really pretty .

13 comments:

princess pudge said...

yet again creative and super, well done clare :D

Priscila said...

yes I agree you are a creative little sweetie

Eileen said...

These are so pretty and creative. I don't know if I could bear to put hot glue on any of my buttons though!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

That looks really great!
Impressive and simple!

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Clare! This little bauble looks great, but I think I'm with Eileen and couldnt' bear to hot glue pretty buttons!! Looks like you're having lots of festive fun, though!! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Jackie said...

What a super idea. I love to collect/buy buttons from thrift shops etc, but never seem to be able to use them all. I know what I'll be doing this weekend, & adding to my xmas tree.

Janellybelly said...

Clever Girl, that looks gorgeous!

our shabby cottage said...

I love this - so simple yet I can tell it would have taken you ages to put those buttons in just the right place! I must try that with my stash!!

Sarah said...

Hi Clare,
Thanks so much for dropping by my lttle blog! I have just been having a read through yours & I'm hooked, will add you to my faves & will be back to see what else you are up to.
Sarah xxx

Jeni said...

just love the button ball Clare ...so pretty

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow that look just so fantastic...must make one of these Clare...

miss~nance said...

WOW girl you are soooooo clver. just love these too.........

Lulabell said...

These are a great idea!