So I found this big gallon jar filled with buttons at Stars last week and HAD to buy it!
Spent my first evening with them sorting according to colors; and sorting out all the ones that still had thread or fabric on them that needed to be removed. (as soon as I can find my seam ripper!)
NOW WHAT DO I DO WITH THEM?!?!?
I’ve been cleaning out my craft room and getting rid of (donating to GW!) a lot of old craft supplies that I have not touched for TEN years or longer. For the most part, if I brought it with me when I moved out here with Michael and have not used it since then, IT GOES!
But then I came across THESE plaster ostrich size eggs that I bought at Dollar Tree WAY more than 10 years ago. ‘Back when’ I did folk art and primitives I used to paint designs on them. Was even invited to display some of my painted eggs at a special art show at a winery. Long story short, we switched over to cottage and shabby chic and I haven’t had a use for the big ceramic eggs since. But I really did NOT want to get rid of them because I KNOW you can’t find them anymore; and if I DID toss them I just KNOW I’d see an idea on Pinterest for them the very next day!! But I PROMISED myself that I would NOT keep things I did not have an immediate use for. THEREFORE:
I got that “Seriously?!?!” kind of look from Micheal when I showed them to him. Can’t blame him, as I am not entirely ‘sold’ on the either!
But at least I kept my promise to myself and USED them!
Now we’ll see if anyone actually BUYS them from my booth at Stars. I only made three of them; put them in little felt baskets with some pretty iridescent grass. HOPEFULLY no one DROPS one because they will shatter!!
SO WHAT’S NEXT WITH THOSE BUTTONS?!?!?
Again, some old supplies that have been sitting around for years! Little satin jewelry boxes with buttons glued on the tops.
Layers upon layers of buttons until all the surface was covered. (used tacky glue on these and the eggs.)
Added a pretty sheer ribbon as a finishing touch before taking them to Stars.
NEXT BUTTON PROJECT ?!?!
Maybe this little pink jewelry box???
I had originally planned on repainting it, but decided to leave it pink since I was adding the buttons.
Just a few slightly pink buttons amongst all the white ones.
The inside top was a little scratched up. Probably from where a mirror had originally been. I just covered it with some pretty scrapbook paper.
That’s it on the button projects for now. LOTS more buttons to use up still.