For the love of Buttons

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By Craft Trends Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

When I was a little girl, my mother had a crystal bonbon dish on her dresser filled with every color and size of button imaginable. I loved to stare at it, sitting up there with her perfume and her jewelry box. And I loved it even better when she would take it down and let me dump it out and play with all those buttons. Its led to an adult case of button love. And since my kids still play with that same crystal jar full of buttons (although the buttons are, I think, different these days) it’s probably genetic.

I love finding buttons in crafts. Buttons AS crafts. These days buttons come in SO many shapes and colors and styles that there really seems to be a button for every craft. A button for everything. I mean, look at these awesome DIY shrinky dink buttons. SO CUTE. And infinitely customizable.

This shirt with it’s swath of buttons is, frankly, genius. Not only does it turn something boring ( a white tee) into something fun a cool, it’s also a good stain coverup tool. Think of all the shirts you could save with the addition of some button decorations on it!

And clearly, this teeny button on a boutonniere is just, georgours. Perfect touch.

Sometimes, the button itself is the art. Is the craft. Theses button drawings are gorgeous, and wonderful, and whimsical.

Tell us some of your best button crafts so we can add them to the pinboards! And don’t forget to check out our Craft Trends Board for more great button related ideas!

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