Sunday, January 18, 2009

After Christmas Sale

You all probably know about these little wreaths but I ran into three of them in an after-Christmas sale at an antique store. The best thing was that they were all made of very small, tiny buttons--rare to find and which I use often in my art. I had already put away the buttons from an all-red wreath and taken apart the multi-colored one before I realized I needed to take a picture of them for this blog. They were strung on floral wire twisted to hold them together in a wreath shape and then tied with a fabric strip hanger--very simple and cute. I'll make some next year only I won't sacrifice my smallest buttons to do so. I paid $2.00 a wreath.

10 comments:

Marilyn said...

I love the wreath just as it is. I am working on a button tree like you did. Just love yours. I've also done some button frames. They are on my blog. I just love buttons and have saved mine for years. A few years ago I just thought, why not use them so they can be enjoyed? But I still have lots in my jars. Thanks for such a wonderful blog.

LvPoohBr2 said...

What a find! I just love it when I find buttons at antique stores especially if they are on sale or under priced! Ü

Cheryl said...

Great find, only problem I have with my button collection I never want to use them lol they are stored and jars and pretty containers I may need a 12 step program for my button addiction.

Peace and Blessings
Cheryl..snatch Joy

xashee's corner said...

such an easy and PRETTY project idea! Thank you so much for sharing!! :D Hope you have a SEW PERFECT day! hehe

moonshark said...

AH! Miss patricia! I almost lost you in the shuffle of life...near misses don't count. Imagine my suprise to find out about your love of buttons... I feel stongly about the fun and beauty of buttons as well and so was very excited to follow you here. This is wonderful! I hope you don't mind waiting a couple of days for your questions- I want to spend time in all three of your blogs. I'm looking foward to asking and to the answering!

Couture de Papier said...

Thank you for following my blog I am so honored!

~*Jenn*~ said...

That is just plain adorable! Love those wreaths, I've never seen one (Thank god for my husband) I may just have to make one out of the zillion and one off-white and beige ceramic small buttons I have!

Thanks so much for sharing, I love these new ideas!

banban designs said...

Wow what a find!

Sweet Somethings by Lois said...

It always amazes me at how creative people are.
Who would have thought to use buttons in that fashion?
Smart idea and smart shopping on your part.
Have a great day.
Lois

Lynda said...

What a great idea! I've never seen wreaths made of buttons before! That would be such a cute idea to put on Christmas packages.

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