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Monday 9 December 2013

Pinterest Making Spirits Bright (2)

Another day and another opportunity to create something from my Pinterest Board for Christmas. If you missed yesterdays post, here it is.

Today I decided to try one of these crafty ideas:

Pinned from here
unfortunately picture only - no site to credit
I like the layered look of the top picture but don't have the scrabble tiles so decided to use a button as in the bottom picture.

I started with an old painting that was stashed in the back of the cupboard.  I bought this painting for a song years ago when we were struggling to make ends meet and I really wanted to jazz up our home.

It no longer has a place in our home but the frame is quite fancy so when hubby was talking about disposing of it, I decided to hang on to it a bit longer. Now is the time to use it.

Out with the jar of buttons I purchased earlier this year. You never know when you are going to need oodles of button .....LOL.....and thats all the excuse I need to buy them by the bag full from Spotlight whenever I happen to find myself there (not often)

tip them all out on the table and rummage through them for suitable sizes. I am having fun already

Now I do have scrapbook paper but not a great deal and certainly nothing to suit this project, but what I do have is heaps and heaps of fabric in my stash and I picked a red one which I ironed onto some stiff interfacing.  Then I tried out some xmas tree shapes and designs.
I glued the fabric ontop of the painting in the frame and then glued the buttons on.  Here is what I ended up with.......LOVE IT!


 Just Saying.....because I can't stop looking at it hung up on the wall.



  1. Love, love, love it .... I want one too - another project to add to my list. At least I have a lot of buttons to choose from

  2. clever you Cath it looks fantastic,well done.xx

  3. Awesomely done Cath! Have you seen these made with old costume jewelry? I found them on Pinterest. Just type in Christmas trees or Christmas and sooner or later they will come up.

  4. here is a link to one of them:

  5. I love it to, you did a great job.

  6. Hello Cath,

    That is wonderful, we all have lots of "one" buttons that need using up.

    Happy days.

  7. Clever idea Cath !
    Simply lovely.

  8. This is gorgeous Cath. Hugs......

  9. Your little button tree looks great, I love the blue star on the top! :)


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