8.04.2011

Don't hide those sweet little buttons...

I had a jar of buttons that were my grandmother and mom's button stashes. I sorted through them several years ago and put all the shades of white/tan/creme in one jar, but still it just sat in my utility room. Recently I saw a fun idea on Pinterest (which could be highly addictive so I am trying to refrain from looking at it but once a week now!) and decided that while I was at Ashley's last week...we should put those buttons to good use! So one night after we put Emma to bed, while we watched a really dumb movie, we did a craft. Crafting with my girls is always such a fun treat for me so I was so happy when we made time to work one in while I was there!! I LOVE the way these turned out and I loved even more that we enjoyed such fun conversations about the buttons and the two women who we will always hold dear to our hearts! It was a fun and easy craft! We just bought the initials at Michaels and used Elmers White Glue! EASY!! My grandmother saved EVERY button...really...every button! What a fun way to honor and display all the beautiful, ordinary and unusual buttons collected through many years of homemaking!

5 comments:

Chelsie said...

So cute and I love that you know the stories behind the buttons:).

Kayla said...

I love this! I was cleaning out one of my closets the other day and found a whole bag of buttons that I've saved. I was wondering what I'm going to do with them. Now I know. :)

Ashley said...

I love the memory & our creating too!! It makes me smile each more when I wake up & see it! Thanks for sharing the buttons.
{And yes, it was a really dumb movie...ha!}

Lauren said...

So cute!

karen said...

these are the best looking letters i've seen in a long time! you two are too creative! love how y'all shared - and made - a memory! wonderful!!!