Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Buttons, Buttons and more Buttons

My scrappy friends and I get together every holiday season and get little gifts for each other.  This year I had a plan and of course waited until the last minute but I did get them done and they loved them. :)  It all started a couple months ago when I saw a post somewhere that had a plaque with and initial in buttons.  We made comments about who ever has extra buttons and from that point I knew I wanted to make these for them.

Isn't this so great?  I love love love it and will need to be making myself one.  It wasn't that bad to make and the supplies weren't hard to find.

First up you will need some buttons.  I bought a grab bag up buttons and then roughly sorted them out.  C helped and we sorted the larger ones into colors and then as I was going we filled in with the smaller ones.  C had a great time working on his colors and helping select the perfect button.

If you've read any of my scrappy posts you already know I have an issue with naked buttons ;)  All button holes should have something in them either ribbon, thread, paper etc.  So for this project I bought some canvases and a new needles and used some linen thread to sew the buttons onto the canvas. Yes I sewed the buttons on the canvas.  I am not a sewer so this was really outside my comfort zone but not too hard to do.

I didn't take a picture of the unfinished back but I had printed the letters out in the size I wanted and then traced with a pencil on the back.  You could not see it through the canvas but it gave me a go by as I was sewing.

Then to finish off the back I just used some of the Stampin' Up fabric from a couple years ago and glued it down.  M got me some hangers and I nailed them into the frame.  

Here are the other letters that I made.

See I really do need to make one of these for myself. They are just too stinkin' cute.  Are you making any crafty gifts this year?  I need some ideas for next year.

Merry Christmas,

1 comment:

  1. Adorable!!! And a sewing project.....call me impressed!!!!!!!


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