Bonkers for Buttons

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Buttons are fun an whimsical. After seeing some huge buttons as wall decor, I knew I had to have some. Searching the internet, prices ranged from $19-$49 each, so I decided to create my own. The search was on for round objects. Breadboards seemed a likely choice but new ones were too expensive and used were not to be found. Then, I found three plastic lids in a bag. (no sanding, painting or refinishing) The colors would be great on my sewing room walls.
Three plastic lids in a plastic bag, for $1.98 at a thrift store. (Just right for my price range.) I also found a round shallow wooden bowl. At home, I cut the tabs off of them with kitchen shears and marked the four holes that a button would have.
We drilled the holes. Neutral yarn served as the "thread".
I hot glued pop tabs inside these lids to use as hangers.
The wooden bowl is pretty.
These "buttons" now cheerfully grace my sewing room walls. I will be watching for other likely round objects.
Suggested materials:
  • Plastic lids and wooden bowl   (Good Will)
  • Hot glue and pop tabs   (in my crafters stash)
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  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Feb 08, 2017
    I love this. You could do something like this with cottage cheese and sour cream tub lids. Or even cover cardboard with fabric and make them that way. How creative!!

  • Lisa Barrow Lisa Barrow on Feb 08, 2017
    What about Ikea cork trivets! Cover in fabric or paper. :)