Saturday, June 5, 2010

Buttons & beads, oh my!


Last Saturday, while I should have been doing other things, I decided to make the frame I had been meaning to do for a few weeks.  While going through Lily's clothes a few weeks ago, I decided to keep 2 shirts she had grown out of because I wanted the buttons.  (they were the same shirts in different sizes)  I loved the color of these square buttons and they have flowers in the corners.

So I went to my button collection, which is pretty small and consists of those extra buttons that come with clothing in case you lose one, and pulled out all of my white, pearl and cream buttons.
First I spray painted the wooden frame (which I bought about 10yrs ago for a project and never got around to...oops)  with primer and then with white.  I wasn't feeling the white so I painted it with cream spray paint... actually I think it was an antique white.
After the paint dried I put a coating of craft glue all over the front of the frame.  Then I placed the buttons all over the frame.  I was going to leave it like that, but I remembered I had a tube of white pearly beads (bought for another project).  I filled all of the empty spaces with those.  I love using items I already have on hand and that have been sitting around for a while!! 

Now I just have to print a photo to put in it.  =D

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32 Sweet Comments:

Amanda said...

Oh yay! Something even I can do! :)

The little bead things give the frame a great finished look. Nice call!

Christina said...

Neat idea. Those frames are about $1 at our craft store..... may just be an upcoming project of ours. woohoo

hoffee and a nuffin said...

That's VERY pretty, Melanie :)

laura said...

So simple, but CUTE!!!

Terry said...

Very cute picture frame!

Steph said...

Melanie, that is gorgeous! Love the shimmer...it's so summery! Great job!

Alison said...

So sweet!

Pesky Cat Designs said...

very sweet! Love all the different buttons and colors. I think a photo of your children in it would be perfect!

Mellisa Rock said...

What a beautiful creation! I love it! So awesome that you had everything already! Have a great week!

Nichol said...

So cute and easy! Have a wonderful day

gwengoods said...

Really wonderful idea!

LT said...

I love the blues and the way it sparkles! Much more fun to do on a Saturday than chores!!

blueviolet said...

That turned out so cute!!!!

Braley Mama said...

Soooo Crafty!!! I love it!

Kaysi said...

That is so pretty, I love the colors of the buttons!

Vanessa said...

Gorgeous!! I love it!

Annie said...

Beautiful, I like it. Thanks for sharing.

Have a good week.

Cheryl said...

So delicate & lovely. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

Jingle said...

This is fabulous!!!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Looks great! Thanks for joining us for Anything Related! ~Bridgette

mle said...

Hi Melanie! I think you have no choice but to insert a pic of your little cuties who are cute as a button : )

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

A very cute and clever frame! I love the buttons and seed beads!

Blessings & Aloha!

Nikki said...

OMG, I seriously could not love that frame more!!!!!! GOR-GEOUS!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day :)

jayayceeblog said...

It's always such a great feeling of accomplishment when you do a DIY project. Absolutely adorable frame ... nice job!

Stephanie Lynn said...

This turn out gorgeous! Love the little beads in between the buttons - so precious. Thanks again for linking to the Sunday Showcase party! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Olivia said...

So cute and such a great idea!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Melonie, that is so sweet. I love the tiny little beads mixed in with the soft pastel buttons. Lovely frame.

Michelle L. said...

Wow, I love this idea - saving buttons from a child's shirt to make a keepsake frame???!!! That's kind of genius. Genius, I say!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I love the combination of colors, kinda beachy!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Cute frame! Love the colors.

Terrell said...

Oh I love this!!!! I am so excited to be your newest follower of your adorable blog! I'm having a link party on Friday and would love for you to link up your creations and be a friend of FrouFrouDecor!! Hope to see you there!
hugs,
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

Caroline said...

So simple but it makes a great deco piece. The sewer in me loves the use of buttons as trim!

Caroline
http://ateliercaroline.blogspot.com

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