Sunday, January 23, 2011

Button Display

 Love the buttons!!

While visiting my sister, her new baby and my mom in Hawaii, my mom let me look through her buttons.  My mom, Hannah and I spent hours looking through her extensive collection, and then she let Hannah and I pick out our favorites!  I knew I didn't want to use the buttons on an outfit, but instead I wanted to display them somehow.  These buttons are from my grandma and my mom, and all have special meanings.  My mom told me how she remembers her mom wearing the coat or dress that these buttons came from. I even added a few buttons from some of Hannah's clothes, a button from an outfit I wore when I was a teenager, and one of the buttons from my Dad's Aloha shirts.  What could be better than that?

I couldn't find any shadow boxes that I wanted to use, so I ended up getting an "8 Opening Collage Frame" from Wal-Mart.

 I put up paper so I could make sure of the placement before nailing holes into the wall.

The smaller papers were for my Thread Storage

I then laid out the buttons on the frame to get an idea of how I wanted it to look.

I cut out black card stock into 4x6 sizes and fit them into each of the frames.  
Since this frame wasn't a shadowbox, I had to remove the glass because of the depth of the buttons.

I used different size and thickness of Glue Dots to stick the buttons onto the card stock.

I also put this quote from President Uchtdorf, that I found in his talk "Happiness, Your Heritage"
*font is Santa's Sleigh

My favorite are the reds and oranges

 I just love that there is thread still on some of them!!

Here is my sewing wall!!  I'm VERY happy with the finished product!

5 comments:

LB3K said...

Love it! Will you come organize/decorate my sewing room? ;0)

Bridget said...

I love it! That is such a cute and meaningful wall.

kira said...

Girl, that looks awesome! I love your patch of wall ... it's awesome!!! :)

Beatriz said...

Good idea!! use paper in the wall before nailing holes into the wall.

Kisses from Brasil!

Beatriz

Camie said...

Love this idea!

We actually featured this wall display on our blog for one of our Friday's Feature. You can see it here:
www.cookienut.blogspot.com

You can also grab a featured button from our side bar if you would like.