Tuesday, January 12

I Heart Buttons!

I have quite the extensive button collection, and sometimes it can get out of hand.  Here are a few ideas to utilize some of those vintage pretties.

Hope's little collection.  :)

Frame adornment
I just hot glued pretty buttons all around until all of the empty spots were covered.  Cute!

Spice up an old garment
Mismatched buttons added to an old cardigan or vintage coat makes it lovely.  :)

Button earrings
Jump rings + buttons = earrings

I'm sure a lot of you collect buttons as well.  I'd love to hear about some of the things that you do with them!
Lastly, a pic of what I wore today.  This is one of my very favorite dresses (Please forgive the ick on the mirror! Must clean...).  I think I'd like to start sharing photos like this more often.  :)

I'm off to send out some swap partner emails.  I've had a ton of response so far.  Yay!
Happy Tuesday!  xoxo Katie

40 comments:

  1. I love buttons too! I have a huge collection and I find it really hard to use them :)
    I have a bunch of them in an old bubble gum machine and the rest in bowls scattered around the house :)
    love love!
    xoxo
    janel

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  2. Buttons in jars are so pretty! I have that same old jar with buttons in it, but mine doesn't have so many! I love the button earrings, super cute!

    xo,
    Cat

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  3. I have a whole slew of vintage buttons, and lately I have been using them for my hand knit hair bows! I have pics of them posted on my blog. Thanks for the ideas!

    xoxo~Meg
    www.mytwistedtree.blogspot.com

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  4. I wish I had more buttons I need to collect them! Button box or jar is definitely in my future

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  5. I like your boots!

    ps: I mostly keep my buttons in jars, and use them to embellish handmade things... also I like sorting them by colour, it's relaxing

    leanna x

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  6. I LOVE the frame!!! & your outfit is just TOO CUTE!!!

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  7. Well aren't you crafty with your buttons! I'm always afraid to use them because then they would be gone!

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  8. Ooooh, I love this! I have a new found love (and slight obsession) with buttons as of late ;) I like to embellish things with them, but I LOVE seeing what other people do with them! And I must say, buttons in a mason jar = <3

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  9. Awesome ideas!! I think you should definitely start posting outfits too, you have the BEST dresses ever!

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  10. Love the button theme but especially on your black coat! And cute kitchen!!!

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  11. You're so cute! Here's one of my button creations: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_xSlXBSSSSDw/SzLnw8cL0HI/AAAAAAAAAbY/IuaJlHakiJo/s1600-h/haircomb.jpg

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  12. buttons! love it!

    sincerely,
    yellow cake mix.

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  13. LOVE the button earrings! I mostly use my buttons as embellishment on projects - but I really should use them more often. They are just so fun!

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  14. You wont forget anyone in the swap, right?

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  15. super cute ideas! must try them soon...thanks for the email :)

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  16. I'm not sure if I want you to post more photos of your cuteness. It'll make me feel like I need to shop more. Ha!

    BUTTONS! I need to buy buttons soon. And we can make a video of our trip. We can call it "BUTTONS INSPIRED BY BUTTONS!" haha

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  17. I love the buttons and I love your dress! I make brooches, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, mmmh, all kind of jewelry out of buttons :-)!

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  18. i love buttons so much, i have a couple of old jars of them in my craft room but hardly ever use them on anything i just love looking at them :)

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  19. I love your dress in the last photo! Where is it from? I just started doing outfit posts on my blog. I love looking at other peoples outfit posts for inspiration and doing my own makes me think a bit more about my style and put a bit more effort into my outfits.

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  20. Ooo i like the button frame, might have to try that! And your dress is so cute!

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  21. I can't wait for the swap :)

    The outfit is very cute too :)

    I use buttons as arms and legs on stuffed animals (I'll send a pic in the next few days) and I also use them as joints on stuffed animals... I love button rings too :)

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  22. Buttons are pretty amazing! I must admit I took a few from my mum's collection but I haven't used them yet...they're just too pretty!

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  23. I have a large button collection as well! Plus my Grandmother just sent me a pile from her collection. I love your idea of the frame adorned with buttons!

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  24. I use put all of my buttons to good use ;)

    Like those pale blue ones...
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29861745

    or those bright red ones...

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17372658

    ...I love butttons :):)

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  25. Buttons are definitely something that you can't have too many of! I love the dress, too! So freaking cute.

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  26. I always look for big bags of buttons at the thriftstores, and I keep all the little extra buttons from shirts. I like make cute barrettes http://www.flickr.com/photos/allmystitchesandbows/4064626604/
    I have made christmas ornaments stacking them to make a snowman. Yes I love buttons!

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  27. i LOVE that dress you wore today and all the button ideas.
    reallyyyyy cute!!

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  28. Thanks for the great ideas! I have made some bracelets with buttons from my great grandmas collection before!

    And you are too cute!! I love your outfit!

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  29. buttons are definitely an obsession of mine too. i feel like i can never get enough! and i loveeee all your button projects! so cute and inspiring!
    one year my dear friend spiced up a photo frame for me by painting it teal and adding buttons embellishments. sooo pretty. *sigh*
    -kellie

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  30. cute outfit!

    i love button collections.
    i'm planning on using jars filled with buttons and scattered on tables as part of my wedding centerpieces!
    :)

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  31. I've just finished some button garlands i sewed hundreds of buttons onto pieces of string and hung them together in long strand of 3 loosly twisted together (im glad they look better than it sounds - i must photograph them) Love your dress! xx

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  32. oh my gosh you're the cutest!

    i have the worst luck finding buttons, i have a small stash that i hoard b/c i can't seem to find more..

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  33. you are too cute! and i love the idea of switching out the buttons on an old coat or cardigan. i may have to look in my closet for one to try it on:)

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  34. I collect buttons too:) and i loove the dress!! realy! so cute!

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  35. I love buttons too!! I found a ton of awesome ones at the thrift store today! They totally made my day :) http://www.flickr.com/photos/46067049@N05/4272852732/

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  36. fantastic outfit....adore everything!

    {{hugs}}mandyxx

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  37. I'm painfully in love with your kitchen set.

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  38. I buy button collections. Please contact me at ekeno@yahoo.com

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