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« on: March 01, 2004 05:22:50 PM »

i have a ginormous collection of buttons from my grandma, all colors, shapes, and sizes..and i can't quite figure out what to do with them, any ideas??
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2004 05:30:08 PM »

i made a bracelet once out of my mom's old button collection and floss. i liked it. my friends thought it was quirky (but i know they were jealous). i kinda got tired of it after 2 weeks though
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2004 06:47:22 PM »

hehe, sry beeosh..they're for meeee. but that is a good idea..i should make dolls, they would look so cute on my shelves.
wannabesupercrafty-did you string them..vertical-so you ended up using a lot..or horizontally so they laid flat on your wrist?? i was thinking about doing just that, but vertically, because i separated all the buttons into colors, and there are a huge amount of white ones, so i thought that would look cool..one problem tho, the sizes are so varied, that i don't know if vertically would work

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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2004 08:02:22 PM »

I've got oodles of buttons too ... and have been sewing them on a pillow (which is very relaxing, but kinda a slow process for those needing instant craft gratification.)  It's going to be totally covered with buttons on one side when I'm done ... I'm thinking of doing something different with the other side (maybe with zippers that unzip to reveal different types of fabrics?)

Note added 3/31/04:  I did end up making a zipper pillow.  See:

wannabesupercrafty:  your bracelet sounds really cute ... are you able to post pics in here?  I'd love to see it! Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2004 08:10:42 PM »

oooh the zippers would be so fuuuuun. it'd be like those kid dolls so they can learn how to use the things..except so much cooler..and prettier..and not a doll. putting them on a pillow is a good idea..but it would be time consuming, which is not so good for me.

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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2004 08:31:10 PM »

Covering a pillow is a cool idea! I have been working on a change purse covered in one color different sized buttons, but I swear it will be a miracle to finish it!

you can get a canvas and glue them into a cool mosaic-ey piece of art too....

« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2004 08:55:07 PM »

garbage collector: i already destroyed my bracelet, but i'd be happy to make another. it only took like 10 monutes.

conclusion: vertical or horizontal? i have no idea how to explain. it was kind of like double sided, so i could wear it one way and see the fronts of some buttons and just flip it and see the fronts of the others. i have no idea if that made sense.

i think i'll whip one up to please you both and post the pics. plus my friends bday is coming up, and i'm all in favor of gifts that are free. alright....i guess i'll give in and toss in a $10 targe gift card.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2004 09:16:45 PM »

Garbage Collector, that button pillow looks faboooluss!! But wouldn't zippers be very uncomfortable on a pillow?  Oooooh, I just gotta super ambitious idea!! What about a pillow with the buttons swen on as a mosaic picture?? Or ven just something silly written out, or stripes?!?! Yay cute.

« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2004 09:39:34 PM »

okay so i made a new one! so fun!  Smiley

Start: 9:04 pm      end: 9:13 pm
1.get supplies: needle, buttons galore, floss, scissors
2.take out a lot of floss and thread the floss through the needle as if it was thread. Tie a huge not at the end (big enough so buttons wont come off of it when strung)
3.begin stringing
4.some buttons I string through only one of the holes of the buttons, some I treat as if I am actually using them as if it was a button
5.once you get to desired length have someone tie and cut if off for you

You can see a couple of pics @:

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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2004 10:03:23 PM »

Sew a pretty button onto a ribbon and put it on some elastic and turn it into a chocker or bracelet(maybe even a ring).

A co-worker bough a cheap purse but didn't like the design on the front, she covered it up with buttons.

Buttons with two extra large holes look cute stung onto the beginning of shoelaces.
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