Monday, April 19, 2010

Button Frame

My husband used to be a carpenter, and with that trade comes great skills.
He came across some beautiful 100+year old cypress, and he planed them down and made some gorgeous frames for our hallway. 

I have a bunch more of these in the garage, just sitting there waiting for some inspiration. 
After noticing that my button collection has gotten larger than the jar I hold the buttons in, I knew it was time for a project with them.
So I painted the frame a lime green matching some stems I painted on Adeline's wall a few months ago. 
I didn't prime it first, because I knew the wood would just soak up the paint, and it might look more like a heavy green stain than paint. I just like the wooden look, though so that's just me. 
I used hot glue to adhere the buttons on the frame, and I just followed a continuous line, filling in any spaces along the way with smaller buttons. I decided to just do the center of the frame, leaving a small green border before and after the buttons. 
This is my finished product. It's exactly what I wanted too! Colorful and quirky. 
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14 comments:

  1. super cute!!! I love the button frame! what a great way to use up a stash!

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  2. So crafty! I love the wooden frames!

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  3. so cute! i love buttons! I'd love for you to link up to sundae scoop http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/2010/04/sundae-scoop-2-link-party.html

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  4. Wow, that is really cute! Great way to use those buttons. It looks really nice on the shelf with the dream sign.

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  5. Love the texture and colors of the buttons! So cute!

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  6. Adorable! Where did you get so many buttons?

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  7. I saw this over at Today's Creative Blog. I'm making one of the for my son's pre-school teacher in the next few months. So cute, & so special!

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  8. I saw this frame briefly while scrolling through another link party last night. I was linking my own project. When I finished, I moved on to the next link party and then couldn't remember which one I'd seen your frame on. I wanted to come over an comment. I finally found it on The Girl Creative. Sorry for the book! Just wanted to say that I LOVE this frame. I think I'll let my daughter make some of these for her g-mas for Mother's Day. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Love it! How do you get so many buttons? I've actually had to cut some off of old blouses for this project or that.

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  10. I love those frames - the raw ones and the crafty one! I like that you can still see the wood peeking through. So cute!

    Thanks for linking at Lucky Star Lane!

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  11. Just wanted to let you know that I featured this on my blog.

    http://thespeckleddog.blogspot.com/2010/04/weekly-faves.html

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