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« on: March 21, 2013 03:04:48 PM »

I have been chatting with people about the truly brave undertaking of hot-glueing buttons to things, which still seems somewhat of a sacrilege to me. Finally, I got a bucket of buttons for a present which has enabled me to take a walk on the wild side and give that a try. Grin Let me tell you, I have not been struck by lightning since, so the button-gods either haven't noticed or they are ok with this....

the button-clock:


Incidentally, this makes for a nice and quick present: Take a canvas, cut out a hole in the middle, cover with fabric and buttons, insert clock into the hole, hotglue everything ( and earn a badge for hot-gluegun-survival while doing it) and


you actually come up with a present that doesn't get the "*sneer* oh, you've MADE me something!" remark from non-crafty folk, but actually gets three people fighting over who gets to keep it Grin

What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2013 03:45:00 PM »

I think it's great!! I love that each button is a little different but still within the same color family. It makes it random and cohesive all at the same time Smiley.

Great idea to put it on canvas!

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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2013 04:58:02 PM »

If I had been there to fight for it, it would live here now Grin.  Awesome sweetling.  Desired both by those of a more traditional line of thinking and those of us who prefer a one of a kind piece.  I'm so going to stone you..wait...rock I mean rock!! Grin

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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2013 08:10:00 PM »

Love the color scheme of this!

...but you know, that's just like, my opinion, man.
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2013 10:17:13 PM »

Thank you girls! Grin Grin Grin You are putting a smile on my (somewhat tired) face! Actually, I should have added something about the fun I had sorting all those buttons from the bucket after color and material- I felt a bit like the Count when he's counting things Wink
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2013 02:12:43 PM »

I think this is truly amazing.  Nice work.

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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2013 12:10:27 AM »

very very cool! good job with the buttons. it's very vintage looking, which is what I love best about it.

Check out my buttons shops. I also sell charms and other craft materials.
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2013 03:24:38 AM »

Thank you pinkokeeo and lotsofbuttons! I am very glad you like it Grin
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