Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I love buttons!

My sister-in-law and I decided to try our hand out at button painting. We saw this ad in the Pottery Barn Kids magazine and thought it wouldn't be that hard to do. Theirs isn't made out of buttons. If you look really closely, it is a print of fake buttons on canvas stretched over a frame. Obviously ours didn't turn out exactly like the magazine, they turned out better we thought! I mean, who wouldn't prefer to use REAL buttons! This way we were able to use our own colors to match our girls' rooms. They were a little tedious but only to glue them all on without messing up any of the others. We went through at least 4 boxes of glue dots to finish these babies. Here are our finished projects.

A flower I made for Evie's room. I used all the biggest buttons I could find b/c the canvas itself is 12"x24".

Butterfly for Evie's room, matching colors of course. Sorry for the glare on the buttons, I just haven't taken another picture since.

My sister-in-law's butterfly in pink and brown for her daughter's room. Cute, huh!

Recipe Book

I made a quick little recipe collection for a friend of a friend's this Christmas. Since this was such a quick project, I decided to use some leftover pages from my friend CJ's bridal shower advice book. That way, all I had to do was print off some recipes, make a front & back cover, and then punch it. I just made the page pockets into dividers with the recipe selection on the front pocket and I slid some notecards into the back pocket for when she finds new recipes she can add them. This wasn't really meant to be a functioning cookbook, but more of a favorites collection she can go back to when she wants that special recipe.