Saturday, December 17, 2011

21 Button DIYs for Christmas

I got a call today from my friend L - she was very excited on the other end of the phone, even catching her breath. "I just had to call you because I knew you'd understand!" I had no idea where this call was going to lead. "I just left the thrift store near me and I was looking through the buttons to make some little button wreaths for the kid's teachers." Ahh...thrift store...buttons. "The owner asked if I wanted to go in back and look at the buttons they had back there. They were color sorted and in jars! We must go back and get them!"  Yes, we must! 

I have a good collection of buttons...but sometimes I'm afraid to use them. What if I can't find more? What if the thrift store prices for buttons keep going up? What if I can't find any in bulk anymore? What if? What if?

Well, no more what if. I've got a fresh supply waiting...which means I'm ready to use some buttons! I've scoured the internet and found my favorite 21 projects to use as inspiration. Ready...set...go!

Home Sweet Homemade

Cut Out and Keep

Carter & Cook

Romantic Home on Flickr

Love You Big

One Lucky Day

Blissfully Domestic

Leslie Ashe

Bo Bunny

Blue Velvet Chair

UK Lass in US

The Shopping Sherpa

Crazy for Crafts


Catty Came Home

Odessa May Society

Letter Perfect Designs

Urban Paisley

Plum Pudding

Country Living

Freckled Nest

Mandahattan on Flickr

Any opinions on what I should make?

Grab more inspiration by following the Blue Velvet Chair 'Buttons' board on Pinterest - the motherload of button DIY creations.


Until next time...

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  1. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing all this button love...the garland may be my fave...or that cutie little heart...or the all white wreath...ahhhh
    I would love if you stopped over to link up at Get Schooled Saturday a Too Much Time on my Hands!

  3. Awesome ideas! Had brag about your amazing blog on my FB page today...

  4. how could you pick just one...great compilation, definitely makes me want to get my buttons out and get crackin!

  5. Now I know what to do with all of my buttons! Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower. I look forward to reading more posts. I would appreciate it if you came to my blog and followed me back. Thanks!

  6. Oh my gosh, I think I've died and gone to button heaven!! I LOVE buttons and here you've offered up button utopia all in one post! Fabulous! Thank you for sharing! I have all kinds of fantastic button ideas now!
    Rinni @ Rinni'sPlayground

  7. Where can I get directions for these projects ?.

  8. Beautiful Christmas designs. Love all of these !


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