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Monday, November 23, 2009

Button, Button who's got the button?

I absolutely love Buttons! I had a dream the other night where I was looking at this comforter that someone had made for a little boy. on the top there was flap with these huge buttons. I woke and got the wheels turning for these adorable little ornaments. I love them. I have been so excited to post this and show you all. I Love them! they are really easy too. You will love it!

Start with a Mason Jar lid, you can get them in these boxes for about $2.00. They come 9 to a box. Which works out to less than a quarter a piece. Love it! You will also need a hammer, a small screwdriver and nail.

put the lid on your pounding board, label down and pound a hole in the rim of the lid. This is for an ornament hanger. You can omit this step if you don't plan on doing them as ornaments. Hot glue on the back works great as well.

Now take the nail out and flip over to the other side and positon your screwdriver where you want the holes and use the hammer to poke the two or four button holes into the center.

Push the screwdriver through the holes to get a nice circular button hole

Spray paint in your color of choice. I hand painted some with acrylic as well, but found that spray paint was easiest. Spray paint looked a lot better as well, it gave it a more finished smooth look.

Now you can thread it through with your "thread" of choice. I loved the look of the natural raffia. I encorporate a lot of raffia into my Christmas Decorations. You can use any color raffia as well. I used red raffia and it was pretty cute too.

just thread the raffia through and then tie in the back. I also secured the end of the knots with hot glue to make sure that they stay.

Add an ornament hook and Voila, you have a beautiful ornament!

or cute addition to a holiday sign

or a cute accent to a candle, just tie around with raffia.

What about for a wreath?

The possibilities are endless. You can also put them as a finishing touch on Gifts!
I love this! This is one of my favorite projects thus far!
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Barbara Jean said...

Now that is CLEVER!!

Love it love it!

Now, where did i put those canning lids?

blessings and thanks

barbara jean

Barbara Jean said...

hope you do not mind, but i am sending people over here to see this idea. It is the cutest!

barbara jean

Its So Very Cheri said...

Those are so adorable. I would love to have you post this to my party.
They would be cute attached together to make a SNOWMAN.


Its So Very Cheri said...

You are so sweet. Send me an e-mail--I have a few questions for you on the vinyl letters.

Did youknow your e-mails is set up as non-reply comment?


PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Well, I'm impressed with your idea. Very cute, easy, and original! Happy Thanksgiving!
Living it up at Lakewood,

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Hey, I just read through some of your blog and decided to become a follower. I think you may be as cheap, I mean frugal, as I am!!! :)
Living it up at Lakewood,

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Fabulous, clever idea! Thanks for sharing!

Jill said...

What a super cute idea! Thank you for sharing!
~ Jill

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Now that's downright clever! LOVEEE it!

Leanne said...

How fun. They look great!


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