Friday, February 27, 2009

Button Shamrock

I've been sorting through my files and going through stacks of old magazines and I came across a really cute idea by C.D. Muckosky in Creating Keepsakes. She took a large chipboard star and covered it with sewn on buttons in different shades of green and framed it. SO DANG cute. We're needing a few new St. Patrick's Day decorations, so I used the same idea. I went through my button stash, pulled out all my green buttons, lightly traced a shamrock shape onto a piece or corrugated cardstock, sewed the buttons on and then attached the cardstock to a painted and sanded block.

Top 'o the mornin' to ya!

12 comments:

Ashlee said...

What a good idea! I am a button collector...so this is right up my alley!

Our Complete Family said...

Amber,
Your project is darling, as always!
Love all of your goodies!!!
Irish blessings to you my fellow non chocolate eater! ;)
Hugs, Les

Lacey said...

Very cute!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Cute - I don't have any St. Patricks day decor! I could do this.

kathleener said...

as a st. patty's baby, i just love shamrock stuff! very fun idea.

Heather said...

SO cute! I love this idea! And it would work for any other season too (I'm picturing a colorful button egg for Easter!).

At Home In Georgia said...

Cool! There would be so many things for all the different holidays this idea would work...thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

LOVE this idea!!!

Holly Ogden said...

I saw a similar idea at pottery barn kids. They used buttons to make a butterfly on a lrge cork board to hang in a girls room. Love the button ideas!

The three M's... said...

You don't know me, and I honestly can't remember how I ended up on your blog awhile back, but I just wanted to tell you that I think you have an amazing talent, and it is so fun to see your ideas! One day maybe I'll have the creativity and energy to do a few decorative projects of my own! (I especially LOVED the bedroom makeover! AMAZING!) Have a great day!

Melissa

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Hmmmm, now you have me looking at my button stash in a whole new light.

Jenn said...

Well I am going to start collecting buttons now - for sure! Super cute.