This morning I woke up to the bleak sound of rain spattering on my window, and, with no plans for the day, decided a craft project was just the thing to keep the boredom at bay (for an hour, anyhow!) Flipping through my inspiration folder, I came across an idea I've meant to try for ages:
If you are like me, you have a large jar of unwanted buttons salvaged from old clothing along with the spares from new. I rarely do anything with these buttons (I will admit out loud right now that if I lose a button on an item of clothing, that item inevitably ends up at the charity shop or in the cupboard for literally years before I give up and send it to the charity shop too). Thrifty, I am not.
So, Fern and I ventured today to Hot Dollar for a super-expensive piece of art canvas ($3.50) and the odd roll of sushi... mmmmm, sushi. Tuna and Avocado. With too much soy-sauce.
After lunch, I popped Fern down for a nap, and pulled out my ole jar 'o' buttons and some craft glue. An hour later, instant artwork!! Check it out:
Too easy! I meant to sew the buttons on using turquoise coloured cotton, but it ultimately seemed like way too much work. I could also have pre-painted the canvas. Again, too much work. I simply played around with the layout of the buttons I selected, then glued them on with a bit of PVA craft glue.
And I'm pretty darn happy with the result!
Do you like? What crafty ideas have been sitting in YOUR files awaiting a rainy day? x