Monday, February 16, 2009
All Buttoned Up
After the button tshirts, I still had a lot of buttons left over, so I bought a chipboard tissue box cover from Spotlight ($3.95), and painted it with a pot of lavender accrylic paint I had on hand.
Once it was well and truly dried I began by pouring my buttons into two shallow dishes so that I could select buttons, one at a time, and attach them with stainless adhesive glue.
I did one side at a time, allowing the glue to fully set before turning the box over to begin the next side.
I find it is a good idea to keep a slightly damp sponge at hand to wipe any wet strings of glue before they set on your project.
I think this would be a lovely gift for a little girl's bedroom, and something your children could easily do for a friend's gift (providing your children can be trusted not to choke on the buttons of course).
Making my box was so soothing, and I completed it just in time before I caught this awful cold, and of course I am seeing a lot of the tissue box, we may run away together in fact. If I get the energy.
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever, it's loveliness increases, it will never pass into nothingness", John Keats