Quirky fact about me: I LOVE buttons. I buy them in bulk whenever I get a chance. My button box is overflowing so I also have button bags. I guess you could have figured that out just by looking at the top of this page.
I am always looking for ways to use buttons other than just for holding some piece of clothing together. A long time ago I made a vest for my sister and covered the two front pieces in buttons. I totally loved that project. I use them a lot in my digital projects. Here’s some pictures of some of the ways I have found to use buttons – every day.
To make it easier to tell whose dress was whose, we used a different set of buttons on each dress.
Years ago I dressed up this skirt with flowers made from buttons. By the way, don’t you love all the pink in this picture?
a close up – a little faded now since the skirt is getting old and has been worn a lot
hair clips and elastics – elastics threaded through button posts make a cute hair accessory
more hair clips
Instead of “tying” quilts I “button” them.
dressing up a plain jumper
I needed to mend a seam in the front of my daughters skirt, but the mend was still visible. I added buttons to hide the mend and a few more to make it all look intentional.
embellishing a purse
a close up
a magnet – I love how this button looks a big smile.
a monogram for my gallery wall – I just made this last night and have totally fallen in love with it.
They also make great toys if your little ones are old enough to know not to put them in their mouth. Right now there are three children sitting on my bed sorting through the button box finding matches.
How do you use buttons? Do you have a favourite embellishment for projects?
Linked to: Art of Home-Making, Made By You, Titus 2 Tuesday