Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tiny White Buttons

Is it just me, or do those tiny white buttons just multiply like crazy in your collections, too? I really do like them, but they always outnumber the larger, more unusual buttons in any bags or jars I buy.


That's why I was excited about putting a good number of them to use in this mosaic birdhouse. It was gratifying!

It feels very wrong to throw a button out, even a tiny white one. Any other ideas on how to use these little puppies up before they take over completely?!

21 comments:

tam said...

Oh that is a wonderful bird house! Lovin it! I like what materials you used and the way you used them-very fun!~Smiles~Tam!

mandapanda said...

I have an idea! Get a big plain canvas, paint it any colour (I like charcoal for white buttons) and then once the paint's dry, glue small white buttons in an interesting pattern. I love the idea of a "wave" effect, leaving almost half of the board clear. Hang it in your lounge room and when people say "That's nice" you can proudly say "I made it!"

GeorgiaPeachez said...

This is one of the most creative birdhouses I have seen in a long time! Fabulous! xo, suzy

Marilyn said...

Just darling and so creative!

Bev said...

Kelly,
Your birdhouse is WAY COOL!!! I love when people think outside the box!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Kudzu said...

I make mosaic birdhouses and I'm always searching for images of them. This is one of the coolest I've seen in ages! Great idea for the roof.....and naturally an awesome use of buttons :D
Kudzu

Dixie's Whimsey said...

love this idea! think I'll steal it from you!

blissfully... Dixie

Lisa said...

Love the bird house...I did a flower painting once and in the center I adhered buttons and to this day it still looks pretty good : )

Knitty said...

That is such a cute idea!

xashee's corner said...

So CLEVER!! Thank you for sharing this WONDERFUL idea for tiny buttons! Hope you have a GREAT day! :D

roseylittlethings said...

Love the bird house! I personally never throw any buttons out. At Christmas there was a super cute idea for all white buttons Glues on cardboard and made into a wreath. Make a button tree.

Jody Blue said...

http://blog.creativekismet.com/2006/07/03/button-bracelet-tutorial/

This is one of the cutest button bracelets I've seen, it is on my "fun things to do" list. Wearing button's is as much fun as collecting them.

Lotti said...

Wow ... this is a the cutest birdhouse I have ever seen. I like it so much. Such a wonderful idea.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

A few years ago, I got completely carried away with finding and saving vintage buttons of all kinds. Then, when they started to be more of a bother than a fun-filled hobby, I went through and kept only the ones that struck my fancy. I had many white buttons along with others that I put into a garage sale. A group of folks who help with activities for students with disabilities came by and bought a few. Because it was such a good cause, I told them to take all the rest. They were overjoyed and I had peace in finding a good home for my sweet buttons!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

I love, love, love this! I must try this one day.

Stephanie
Queen of Dreamsz

Kelly Aaron Mosaics said...

Thank you so much for the compliments on the birdhouse and the inspiring ideas!!

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Your birdhouse is adorable.

cwasia said...

Wow...It's so sweet!

Wild Somerset Child said...

What a fabulous, magical birdhouse - and thankyou so much for visiting my Journaling Blog (I don't know where else to say thankyou). Do leave me a message and I will respond. By the way, I have boxes and boxes of buttons and the ones I love best are the tiny white ones, and those I cut off my husbands old shirts. Thankyou for inspiring me today. Ann

Deb said...

What an adorable birdhouse. Very
nice. Stop by to say hello.

1000 Blessings of Good Karma to you!

Deb
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Anette said...

I love the house!
Can I take it? :-))))))))))

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