Thursday, March 01, 2012

Month O' Craft: Day One

I thought I'd ease myself into this undertaking  with a quick gluing project. I saw these cute button magnets on Bursts of Creativity, possibly via One Pretty Thing. I also got to play with buttons. I emptied out my jars. (And since I am still in an organizing mood, I took all the safety pins that had ended up in this jar and put them in their proper place.)

Then I started gluing. I did a red, white, and blue set. The magnets I bought were one inch in diameter, which I hadn't thought much about until I tried to put the blue star button as the bottom button (the one in the lower left). I could have painted the magnet, but that seems like it would have really complicated this project! So I ended up with blue-on-blue, but I think it works. (Wish I had had a giant white button.)


These are my tropical version. My choices are limited, since most of my buttons are from my mother's clothes. (When they moved, she gave me all those stray buttons that accompany your clothes--the ones that come in little plastic bags in case you lose one.) They're drying in these photos or I'd show you how well they look on my fridge. Day one complete!

10 comments:

Karen said...

Cute idea!

Colorado Stitcher said...

nice!!

Denise said...

What a cute idea!
Denise

riona said...

Such a clever idea ... I'll have to give it a try

Chris said...

Very cute, I like the themes :)

Daffycat said...

Very cute, Nikki!

In case you need inspiration:

http://freebiesforcrafters.blogspot.com/

Thank you for the birthday wishes!

Mindi said...

Very cute! It would be easy to turn these into needle minders bu just adding a second magnet.

doris said...

These magnets are right up my alley! They look great.

Real Live Woman said...

Great idea! I'm also a saver of the extra buttons that come with clothes and keep them in a jar on my dresser.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Nice buttons!
Is that my card at no 56, I cannot believe it has arrived already! How amazing is your postman, it only left here on Tuesday. It must have been red-hot when it arrived.
And seriously - The White House? Maggie does have friends in High Places.