8 February 2014

Button Love

Before I get stuck into this post, I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone for being so supportive of my Time To Talk post. I really appreciate all the comments that were left and the tweets that I received. Just because the Time To Talk day is over, it doesn't mean you can't continue making a difference. 

Anyway onto a lighter subject for today's post. Recently I posted a picture on Instagram of something I had made and decided that I would blog about it too. You may have thought from the title that I was going to post blog buttons, but how wrong you can be! 


My mum bought me an MDF cut out of the word LOVE at a craft show and some buttons to go with it. I bought a cheap glue gun from Tiger (if you don't know about the shop Tiger, you're missing out!) for £4 and set to work. 



My mum chose these four colours because the display one at the craft show she went to had used these colours and she thought it worked really well. 


I decided that I didn't want to have the MDF showing through as it's not the nicest colour so raided my dad's garage for some paint. I opted for a very light grey colour as I wanted something neutral that would go with all my buttons but equally nothing too bright like white. 




Before gluing the buttons down, I worked out roughly where I wanted the larger buttons and which more quirky buttons I wanted to include. It was all quite rough but certainly helped by planning slightly. And so I started gluing. NOTE - anyone using a glue gun please be careful, I can't even count on two hands and all my toes how many times I burnt myself! 

What I love about the method of sticking buttons down and layering them up is that you can just keep layering if you don't like how it looks. Even after I finished I went back through all the colours and added buttons here and there as you may well be able to tell from the pictures. 


I now need to find a home for this as at it's just displayed on my chest of drawers but ideally I would like to hang it. I also want to find another MDF cut out to cover in buttons too. Or try something similar but with different colour buttons or maybe use all the same colour. 

What do you think of my button love project? Have you created anything similar? 
Or has this inspired you in any way?

Han
x


15 comments:

  1. I love this post, this is awesome so creative but so straight forward to do - it looks amazing hun xx

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    1. Aw thank you! Yeah I was amazed at how effective something could look that was so simple! X

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  2. such a cool idea, it worked really well!

    www.zoewithumlauts.blogspot.ie

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    1. Thank you :) I'm so pleased with it! X

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  3. Ah this is cute! I would never have thought of using buttons! LOVE it! x
    Lipstickloveheart.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah when my mum showed me the picture I was like that's so simple why didn't we think of that before! X

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  4. Superb post really crafty. Reminds be of a Beatles cd cover Lucy

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    1. Aw thank you, haha yeah I know what you mean! X

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  5. I love it! The colours work really well together, I have loads of buttons may have to try this.

    Hannah
    x
    daintyandivory.blogspot.com

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    1. Definitely give it a go! You could stick buttons on so many things just to tart them up a bit ): x

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  6. This is such a cool idea! Definitely going to have a go xx
    www.touchscreensandbeautyqueens.com

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