I’m Kerryanne from Shabby Art Boutique in Australia. I’m very excited to be popping in to say ‘hi’ to you all, while Jen is recuperating from her recent surgery.
I’m an artist who loves all things ‘shabbilicious’…. whether that be chippy paint, time worn pieces, discarded doilies or vintage buttons.
I really do have a ‘thing’ for buttons… my collection started with my grandmothers button tin. Then I discovered jam jars full of buttons at the thrift stores. Soon my friends knew of my growing collection and they too looked out for them.
Recently I created a project that other button collectors may consider. . . unthinkable.
I delved into my vintage button collection. . . and used about 100 of them to make a vintage button craft ball.
But before anyone has heart flutters, think of it this way. . .
Instead of storing them in a bottle, they are now on a hanging ball and I can still see them every day.
-I used some pretty crinkled, tea stained ribbon for a vintage look hanger.
-Vintage buttons – the amount required will depend on how big your ball is.
Using a hot glue gun, attach your ribbon hanger and start adding buttons side-by-side. Fill any gaps by layering buttons. I also added a few highlight buttons using pretty pearl sewing pins.
Over at Shabby Art Boutique you’ll see all kinds of vintage and shabby projects… and even more vintage buttons.
Like my printable vintage button cards…
And my sweet little Pearl, the ‘Keeper of the buttons’ paper doll.
Thanks for letting me hang out here today Jen!
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