May all your buttons be diamonds...
At my house I have a huge platter, full of antique, retro and vintage buttons, some are sparkly, some are plain, some are bobbly and all are wonderfully colourful- all kinds of buttons that I have collected over the years.
When I get little visitors to the house, they love to sit and play with these buttons- run their fingers through them, discuss them, use them for toys. Sometimes they play shops with the buttons as a currency, sometimes it's a fairy tea party with the buttons as plates, other times playdough gets added and the buttons become decorations for all kinds of imaginative play.
So tell me, does this happen at your house? How do your buttons get used for other than their intended use? I'd love to know...
Buttons are such a great thing to collect, aren't they? They don't take up much room, and look great in storage jars and platters. Sort them by colour and you'll have a fantastic display.
If you haven't noticed I'm in the middle of giving my blog a bit of a "spring clean" and have painted some buttons for my "buttons" in the sidebar.
I thought that these would make great craft printables, so I've made a sheet of Red Brolly painted buttons for you to download, print and do something crafty with for free. I'll be showing you lots of uses for these over the next few days. So make sure you come back and be inspired.
Here's your free PDF Red brolly button sheets.
Don't forget to change your printer setting to landscape and not portrait when printing the buttons.
The first idea is to use the buttons for gift wrapping.
Download and print the buttons onto 1 large A4 sticker paper. Cut out around each individual buttons and use to gift wrap a special gift.