Good morning! I just finished a two-part post on vintage buttons, writing about various types of buttons, providing a bit of history, and sharing a few photographs. Today I thought it might be fun to look at some ways that we can decorate with old buttons. I’ve included a couple of my own ideas and several more that I found when scouring Pinterest and the web for the best ideas out there. Here’s what I found.
Framing a card of buttons or just a single button or a pair, is a snap: mount the buttons on vintage or scrap book paper and frame. I found this old oak frame at an estate sale and loved its look with the mother of pearl buttons, with I mounted with photo corners.
I think this piece of wall art is stunning, don’t you? Simple and graphic, it makes a real statement. If you sewed the buttons onto a piece of fabric, your buttons would be unharmed. However, I think that would be way to much work; I’d have to glue them(!). (Note: I found this idea on Pinterest and there was no source.)
The perfect compliment for a farmhouse style home and certainly ideal for the 4th of July, this button flag makes a patriotic statement and would not be difficult at all to replicate.
I think this tall, clean apothecary filled with all white buttons makes a lovely presentation and could be used in a variety of settings and home decor styles. How about filling it with all pink, or how about black. Each color carries with it it’s own decorating “message.” I love the white, but could definitely be talked into pink.
There is something about white buttons, isn’t there? I just love this look and think it works anytime of the year, not just Christmas. It seems fairly simple, too. The buttons are held onto cone-shaped foam with pearl-headed pins and then glued onto a pot base. Love it. And your vintage buttons go unharmed.
Sewing buttons to a pillow cover may not be a new idea, but it is a good one to remember, and I love these simple buttons on the taupe linen. (I’m starting to see that I definitely gravitate toward the use of white buttons!) This image comes from the French blog, Prunelle Grier.
I think this button-covered globe falls in the stunning piece of artwork category, don’t you? The use of [mostly] white and black buttons was a perfect choice to compliment the all black, antique style base. I’m very tempted to try this project for myself.
This idea comes from eBay.co.uk, but since it had sold, no attribution was given. I could see it in a black shadow box frame, or maybe three cards in a row in a large frame. And you don’t have to go multi-colored, a monochromatic card would be just as lovely. Watch out for old bingo sets at thrift stores and garage sales.
The blog, Bonkers About Buttons, highlighted this piece by an artist named, Inego Canedo. I’ve seen similar pieces on Pinterest with these instructions: glue buttons to a balloon, cover with Modge Podge, allow to dry, pop balloon. I really want to try this one. Don’t you just love the blue and green together?
Ten Decorating Ideas Using Vintage Buttons.
For Buttons Part II, click here:
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