So many uses for buttons


Many of us have piles of buttons that have been collected over the years. They give you a spare button when you buy clothing, buttons fall off old clothes, or you buy an interesting button but never get round to using it. Here are some projects that I have come across that use buttons in unique and wonderful ways.

Decorate your Christmas tree in old-fashioned style. Cover polystyrene balls (at most art and craft shops) with colourful buttons. Use a Dremel Hot Glue Gun to stick the buttons onto the ball and then add a ribbon to hang on the tree.

Cut out festive shapes such as snowflakes and Christmas trees and glue buttons around the edge. Cut out the centre or fill in with a colourful design. Or recycle last year's Christmas cards with buttons and hang these on the tree.

ABOVE and BELOW: Dress up a plain purse or pocketbook with buttons, ribbon and charms. If you're handy with a sewing machine you can even make your own purse and dress up with ribbon and buttons - as per the design below.

white T-shirt for a little one. This one has added embroidery to make it look like a caterpillar. Takkies look gorgeous with added buttons - the more the better! The perfect button can really jazz up the look and make old takkies look new again. Using a hot glue gun carefully place button in desired position of shoe and let set. This will also give you an original look not found in stores.

ABOVE: Hair clips and hair bands look adorable when embellished with buttons. Adding different shapes and colours makes it a lot of fun for the kids.

If you want to freshen up an old lampshade, simply glue or sew on some buttons. Place buttons in a pattern or simply make a random design, gluing in place. In this lamp additional detail has been added with embroidery thread.

ABOVE and BELOW: Give an old picture frame a new look with a few decorative buttons. Just use your imagination and you'll have a great one of a kind project. Use a Dremel Hot Glue Gun to stick the buttons onto the front of the frame.

ABOVE and BELOW: Dress up a pillow with buttons and braid. You can sew or hot glue the trim and buttons in place, but for a lasting effect it's best to sew them on. Use buttons of a similar colour, or different colours - to add names to your favourite cushions.

 

Eiffel Tower Flower Buttons (50 Pieces)

Mixed Animal Buttons (115 Pieces)

Vintage Decorative Buttons (100 Pieces)

Mixed Painted Buttons (100 Pieces)

Multicolor Decorative Buttons (80 Pieces)

Decorative Art Buttons (100 Pieces)

Natural Handmade Wooden Button (50 Pieces)

 

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