Sunday, December 4, 2011

Buttons......

I needed some buttons....


I found some of this moulding stuff.....


easy to work with... gave it a roll...


I found a nice star cutter... the heart shape was a round cutter which I gave a bit of gentle persuasion!


roll, roll, press, press.....


made holes for threads using a tooth pick....


I used up the whole block


leave them to dry for at least 24 hours...

file off the sharp edges....



then paint, or print, or varnish...... I painted and then applied 2 layers of Modge Podge to seal .... 


they are not incredible ... but they will do the job....


The Modge Podge blocked up the holes, so I will be asking Hubz to get out a nice fine drill and fix them up for me ......

Have you made something similar... any hints?

28 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Sorry, no help with the moulding 'stuff' but love the cartoon at the end! Your hearts look really cute BTW!

marina said...

the look great! Clever you.

Narelle said...

Your buttons are fantastic! What a great idea.
I thankyou for my morning laugh ... just love the last pic.

Tarnyia said...

Fantastic little idea there and they look wonderful... love the cartoon xxx

Cross Stitch Crazy Mum said...

Very cute :) and loving the cartoon!

Sunnybec said...

You clever person you!!! What a fab idea, love the buttons. Have to copy the cartoon at the end to send to my friend...she will really appreciate that one! Hugs

Jennifer said...

Fun idea.....haven't done it myself so can't help, sorry. Where did you get the moulding stuff?

Anonymous said...

well done Fiona they look great,no hints, sorry i havent used this before

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Maybe not incredible but incredibly beautiful they are. What a great idea.

Annette said...

great idea for all those special buttons we look for but never can find .... pat on the back for such a smart idea

Karen said...

Very smart! They looks great.

rosie said...

Miss Fiona, you are way too clever... that is thinking outside the square.. Hope Hubz treads carefully, after looking at what you did to that round cutter!!!

Sheila said...

You are so clever , how do you think these things up , really fun idea!

Jeanette said...

Love the buttons. Great idea using the cutters. Hugs,

Jindi's Cottage said...

What is the mouldig stuff and where did you get it? Spotty? Love the concept of making your own buttons, they look great...no idea what Mod Podge is either but I'm off to chat to Mr Google about that one...

Quilt Kitty said...

You are so multi talented! The buttons look gorgeous. I just love the banner with all your Christmas stockings, so cute & so much gorgeous stitching. Tracee xx

Janet said...

These are really cute! Where did you find the tiny cutters?

Allie said...

Wow Fiona, am I impressed! These are lovely! No, I've not done anything similar, but maybe toothpicks in the holes while you're modpodging?

Wee Little Birds said...

Great idea I have never thought of trying that stuff to make buttons. Love your white Christmas cartoon LOL
Hugs Tanya

Lyn said...

I haven't seen that moulding stuff before-but what a clever thing to do...you'll be able to customise lots of others now...

Sue said...

What an awesome idea. The buttons look great. Love the cartoon. Your header is absolutely beautiful. You are one talented lady!

Barb said...

Oh my gosh, they are absoutely wonderful!!!!

Cyndi said...

I haven't ever made anything like that, but I think you did a wonderful job.... they look terrific! You are so creative and clever. And I love the cartoon at the end! :o)

XOXO,

Cyndi

Laurie said...

so neat will remember this for next yea for the grandkids so it is on the to do list... gee this list is getting long.
hugs Laurie

Stitchin' time said...

You crafty thing, they look fantastic!!
Cheers,
Robyn

Talin's Corner said...

Where are you planning on using your Merry Christmas buttons? They look great. I love your cartoon...very funny!

Daffycat said...

*squee* You are awesome! Those look incredible. Great crafting, Fiona!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Can you pass some of your creativity this way?? What a great idea. And I love your banner with all those fabulous stockings!

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