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Saturday, March 14, 2015

some fun button art





Have you seen any of these button art ideas on Pinterest?  I decided I'd have a little fun last week and make my own  spring garden to enjoy in the house.  I had some vintage buttons (the red, dark blue, yellow and pink) and I also save those spare buttons from blouses and sweaters.  Any child can do this easy project with some supervision, and I am not an artist by any measure as you can see by my painting.  LOL  It's a fun and easy project though and you can use your imagination for what you'd want to make.  I've seen some 'tree' button art projects too.

I simply took a dollar store canvas and painted some grass and stems with craft paint then hot glued the buttons on the tops of the stems.  First, I laid out the buttons where I'd like to have them and used a pencil to mark a short line under each button to mark where the stem should be painted.  Then I painted the grass and stems and, lastly, hot glued the buttons.  Tip:  I use an old popsicle stick to hold down the buttons as the glue can press up through the button holes and burn fingers!






Now, go get your grandmother's jar or tin of buttons and run to the dollar store for some supplies and get creative.  Invite your little ones to help make their own spring garden.

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We are not experiencing spring here yet and a blizzard is coming tonight and tomorrow with up to 40cm. of snow in some areas of the Maritime Provinces.  And.....I'm hearing of more snow on Tuesday into Wednesday.  We almost always get a St. Patrick's Day storm on or around that date.  Winter is not done with us yet.   If you are in the storm's path please be safe.

I am linking with Karen's Sunlit Sunday and Judith's Mosaic Monday (when the links are up).
Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Blessings,
Pam

36 comments:

  1. Love the button art and very much enjoyed the Spring Inside post, too. Here east of the Rockies we are starting to warm up. I am ready. The roses will be pruined back if not today or tomorrow, this week. We have the potatoes and garlic to plant this week, tool. We are way ahead of the game this years. Have a fabulous week. Stay warm.

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  2. oh, that's really, really, really cute!!

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  3. That is an adorable little project Pam, one I know my grandkids would love doing. Yes, I've got a big button box that I was just looking through the other day. I'll be off to the dollar store to get the canvas and make this next week. Thanks for sharing. Hope you don't get hit too hard with that blizzard out your way. We are getting rain today and the snow is finally vanishing a bit. Trouble is now it looks so dirty along the sides of the roads from all the grit. Stay warm and safe.

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  4. So cute, Pamela, and I like that you had the forethought to arrange the buttons first. They are very pleasing to the eye. I have lots of buttons so I'm thinking . . .

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  5. Hunker down and wait it out. We've had freezing rain and some snow today.

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  6. So cute. I saw some of this type of art on Kathie's blog, too.

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  7. It's supposed to stop raining here, which it has done for a week now off and on, tomorrow. Take care as I'm sure winter hasn't yet finished up with the north. I love your artwork. You have talent Pamela. Seriously. Carol

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  8. What fun you had creating your indoor garden. Good idea as we won't be doing any outdoor gardening this week, or next... Another nasty storm on the way for tomorrow... Stay safe and warm...

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  9. I am enjoying your indoor garden. I will point it out to my daugter who sometimes does art projects with the boys. She has all the stuff needed. Yes, the snow is coming down...started around two this afternoon. It seems to be wet and heavy at times. We are only expecting 3 to 6 inches...we'll see. This week doesn't look too promising for spring and another storm for next Saturday? Guess that we shouldn't look too far ahead.

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  10. And to think I have a ziplock bag filled with buttons!...:)JP

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  11. I love your button art soo cute ! Nice job ! Oh your kidding me about the snow that is nuts we are having spring here just had a rainy day today and sunshine for tomorrow and warm temps . I hope the storm dissipates by the time it gets to you . Hang in there I will try to send some spring your way ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  12. What a cute project! I hope your weather isn't too bad this time around.

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  13. Great button ideas! Keep safe!

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  14. Hello Pam, your little flowers are really cheerful and pretty! Thank you for sharing the lovely idea!
    Now I'm almost feeling guilty, because we have been able to enjoy sunshine and pleasant temperatures in the past few days. The wintry weather will come back, but now we have more strength to face it.
    I hope spring will be heading your way very soon!

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  15. Too cute! I have a jar of buttons that my mother saved and extras from clothing. I should try this. Thanks for the push! Happy Sunday.

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  16. This is a fantastic idea and it has given me some inspiration for my kitchen revamp. I'm going to find some vintage buttons and enjoy some painting! Take care and keep warm xx

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  17. Look at you . . . being all creative . . .
    Very cute and filled with springtime . . .

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  18. I keep meaning to try this and never remember when I am in the crafting mood. Yours look lovely

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  19. Thanks so much for sharing your memory of a pump organ with me! I adore this button art on canvas. My grandmother was a seamstress and I have a number of vintage buttons! Thanks for the heads up about the glue and the popsicle stick - great idea! Wishing you a blessed Sunday afternoon. Stay safe in the weather. I am in Georgia and the rain has stopped and we have sunshine today.

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  20. Very cute, Pamela. It's a great way to have a little spring while it's still cold outdoors.

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  21. I love this, Pamela. Your spring garden is darling!!
    Mary Alice

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  22. That's a delightful spring garden. If you can't have one outside, create one inside! Hope the snow soon disappears.

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  23. Hi Pam! Oh, this is so cute and you did a great job on your little stems. I see a few of your flower shaped buttons that I have from my mother's stash of buttons that she gave me. Oh, yes! We're still covered in snow. It is warming up to the middle 30s and the snow is starting to melt but it has a long way to go! Hope you're doing well and thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  24. That's a delightful spring garden. Good job Pamela. I bet you had a great time creating your garden. That's a fun project for a cold day while we wait for spring to come.

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  25. This is such a great idea. It turned out lovely!

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  26. I just heard about another blast if snow in the East. How terrible. But your pretty card brings s touch if Spring to mind.

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  27. Pam, each of your spring blooms is cute as a button! What a fun and easy project, and definitely one the little ones would enjoy. Thanks for the smiles!

    Poppy

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  28. Very cute card! I made these for Mother's Day with my class when I was teaching kindergarten...they loved it. I love your darling card! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too tomorrow!
    Ruth

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  29. Such a darling card and idea, Pam! Love it - and it is just the bit of color we need. Will winter never end?
    We are having a nice warm day and the huge piles of snow are starting to melt.....but it is rumored to be snowing again on Thursday. BOO HISS! Come on, Spring, we know you can make it! : - )

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  30. Beautiful creations with buttons. My son in the 3rd standard was asked to prepare greeting cards with buttons.

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  31. Not sure if this is the same photo I saw on your FB Pam, but I love how the colourful buttons make happy looking flowers. Wouldn't this be a great project for kiddies at school for Mother's Day!
    Thank you for linking to MM.

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  32. How pretty. I've seen pillows with stitching for the stems and leaves and buttons on top. I've always wanted to make them. I love your art. Stay warm and safe in this storm. It has gotten hot here already but I won't complain. Sweet hugs, Diane

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  33. I like that little canvas, Pam! The flowers look so happy and some of the buttons even have petals on them. What a fun and cheerful idea!

    Karen

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