Thursday, March 13, 2008

Ways to use them

button - (but'n) n. 1. A disk shaped fastener used to join two parts of a garment, or for decoration. 2. A versatile craft embellishment.

As a child, I loved to sift through my grandmother's buttons, many of them vintage. Today I love to use them on cards and crafts. Let's examine some ways to use them.

I used buttons to create a border on these cards.





A button became a flower center on this tag

Many other crafters and fellow etsians use buttons in their work or to create whole pieces. Marymarsh uses fabric covered buttons in her hair accessories
as does CoutureBrewToo
Strings of buttons become earrings by liasaun1 and by nakedtile

MichellesCharmWorld makes bracelets out of buttons
and Crazy Dreams Studio makes these bracelets
Aren't these just so cool and fun?

Ambika has accented a purse with buttons
and if accessoire aren't your thing, how about the button eyes on this adorable monster by Tizzalicious

These are just a few ways buttons are used in crafts. If you care to share other ways, leave a comment!

2 comments:

  1. Buttons make nice centers for flowers, too.
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