Button, button, who's got the button???

December 1st, 2008 in member junk     
shabbychick Kathy Stantz, contributor
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First - a button bouquet with some holiday cheer - a recycled Christmas card for interior decoration and a little sparkle.
Obviously no container is safe from being buttoned...these wonderful old salt shakers worked great!
More salt shakers and a cute little girl too!  I added grandmas earrings to the buttons on the two pink ones...(just love old jewelry).
Never waste a bottle... :)
I made this one for one of my girlfriends...she loved it!
First - a button bouquet with some holiday cheer - a recycled Christmas card for interior decoration and a little sparkle.

First - a button bouquet with some holiday cheer - a "recycled" Christmas card for "interior" decoration and a little sparkle.


I DO!!  And, I'm not wasting any of 'em!!!  Button bouquets for everybody this Christmas!!  (hope they're not looking here for clues)

My junk swap partner, LuAnn, sent me some wonderful buttons and a bouquet, and I've been collecting them ever since - and have started putting them to good use.  Great gifts and something new to sell at our shows too!

Kathy


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Comments (12)

buttonhole08 writes: Wonderful creations!! I LOVE making button bouquets too.

Dena Posted: 6:39 pm on December 28th
berton718 writes: Sue is correct. I LOVE this idea!! Thanks for sharing!! Posted: 12:11 am on December 5th
shabbychick writes: No problem! Now you have to play "show and tell" and let us see what you come up with!!

Kathy Posted: 9:25 pm on December 4th
georgiamoon writes: Thanks Hon. I really want to do this. I have a case of little cream bottles that will be perfect for this project...plus lots of buttons! Yay. Georgia Posted: 6:46 pm on December 3rd
shabbychick writes: Hey Geo - Thanks - so glad you like them - they're just fun!! I used a 19-gauge craft wire (got it at Joann's). I'm posting a "how-to" with details/pics (later today), but these are super simple and so cute. Lots of possibilities with containers, adding beads, etc. I'm sure they'll be big sellers for you!

Kathy Posted: 3:03 pm on December 3rd
georgiamoon writes: Hi you. I love these and want to make some for the store. So could you please let us know what kind of wire you used? Thanks, Geo Posted: 2:36 pm on December 3rd
shabbychick writes: Thank you, thank you, thank you - you're all so nice!

I'll post a separate "how-to" tonite - and show close ups of the wiring (under the buttons), the gauge (I can't remember what it is right now), etc...it's really easy. So gather your buttons (and beads or jewelry to dress them up) and get ready to be "wired"!! :) Can't wait to see pics of what you guys do too!

My Mom was in the hospital a few weeks ago (and I live out of town), and I made one and mailed it to her (a bouquet that doesn't wilt is a great thing!!). She loved it, and so did the nurses!! :)

Kathy Posted: 9:36 am on December 2nd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: The curly-q stems are the best! Love these. And what a great use for old salt shakers.

Candy

Posted: 6:44 am on December 2nd
upyourattic writes: Can I be your friend, too, so you can send me one for Christmas?! LOL! Or, will you tell me how to make them (what guage wire, etc.) My girlfriends would all love, love, love these and I do too! Thanks so much for sharing. Posted: 7:47 pm on December 1st
fellowjunker writes: Kathy
What a GREAT idea!!!!! Love this.
xojanis Posted: 7:20 pm on December 1st
suewhitney writes: Love these ideas, Kathy. Berton and I ....we're mad about buttons!

Happy junking,
Sue Posted: 7:04 pm on December 1st
LuAnn writes: Thought I'd seen them before. You've done a great job. I may have to make some of these too for my sisters and junk friends. I too have alot of buttons from a sale last summer.

Thanks again.

LuAnn Posted: 3:21 pm on December 1st
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