At the weekend I decided I needed an easy, relaxing and quick project to de-stress after a hectic week (parents evening meant there was only 20 minutes difference between my signing in and out times on one day!) and what better de-stress than playing with my button tin 🙂
I “popped” to IKEA to buy a deep box frame, and set to work sewing meticulously sorted buttons to make some art for my living room.
I arranged my favourite buttons in rainbow order, carefully choosing buttons so that the colours would gradually change and trying to include a variety of shapes and styles.
I sewed all the buttons onto a piece of cotton, in the shape of a spiral, starting with red and finishing with black, to end up with…
A swirly spiral button rainbow!
If you have a button collection (who doesn’t?!) what do you do with them? Do you use the buttons or save them for never? Are they on display or in a dusty old box? Do any of your buttons have special memories or sentimental value?
The bright pink gem button was part of a random lucky bag of buttons I got as a souvenir from Mood, New York, and the penguin was a gift that I’ve never managed to find a use for.