Winner of Craft Challenge #37 – Decorate with Buttons

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This month, our challenge was Decorate with Buttons. The challenge was to decorate an existing item in any room of your home with, you guessed it, BUTTONS!

I have been looking forward to this challenge for quite some time because I just adore buttons. They come in so many colors, shapes and sizes. They’re just, for lack of a better description, delicious.

And now on to the good stuff — the winner and some favorite entries!

We had a fairly close running in the top three entries this time, but witwhitherwilt‘s entry titled, “Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch” took the crafty lead! Her entry not only decorated with buttons, but it repaired an item in her home at the same time! I’m definitely not convinced that her kitty, Oreo, appreciates this entry, but Craftsters surely did.

Button Couch Button Couch

To see all of her photos and project details, check out her project thread here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299469.0

Here are a few of my personal favorites. :D I just couldn’t narrow it down to one or two this month.

Member ecstatic_spider buttoned her breakfast and her toaster!
Button breakfast
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299739.0

spunkybubbles buttoned a previously plain photo clock. She even filled the slots with colorful images of the buttons — genius!
Button clock
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299287.0

piaochong created this gorgeous work of art! She used buttons to create a beautiful tulip image on the outside of a suitcase.
Tulip Button Suitcase
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299600.0

For winning, witwhitherwilt gets a copy of Button It Up: 80 Amazing Vintage Button Projects for Necklaces, Bracelets, Embellishments, Housewares & More by Susan Beal.

Button It Up

From Amazon.com: 80 cute-as-a-button projects. Buttons are back. Susan Beal, author of Bead Simple, details 80 fashionable projects including bold and beautiful pendants, rings, bracelets, necklaces, brooches, earrings, and more. Also included are instructions for an eye-catching assortment of accessories and housewares, from bookmarks and keychains to purses, market totes, and embellished curtains. Readers will find fun sections on vintage button history and culture.

Thanks to Susan Beal and everyone who entered this month! I think we definitely answered, “Who’s got the button?”

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4 Comments

  1. I so love that seat. What a great idea!

  2. Dyelady says:

    That is an ingenious way to foil furniture-scratching cats! Now how would you prevent small children from twisting off all the buttons, as one little boy did to one of my wall hangings that started out with lots of buttons on it!

  3. Joliefemm says:

    The tulip case is beautiful :)

  4. I like market totes.

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