Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A Button Daisy

A broken frame. A placemat from the thrift store. Paint. Vintage buttons. A little embroidery thread and some glue. That's all it took to make this cute little wall hanging.

The frame is one I picked up last summer from a barn sale. The inside edge of the frame broke when I was cleaning it. So, I broke the other side too, to even it up a little. I pretty much never throw anything away!

I had painted it awhile ago. With Annie Sloan Primer Red. But I wasn't quite ready to make anything with it yet. 
A month or so ago, I stopped at our local thrift store. I've mentioned it before. It's called Flat River Outreach Ministries (or FROM, for short). The thrift store proceeds go to the food bank that it also operates. In addition, they provide financial assistance for families in their time of need too. It's a great organization. And another reason I'm proud of my little town of Lowell. :)

I picked up a few old corduroy style placemats while I was there. 2 green and 1 teal.
I cut the green one to size and stapled it to the back of the red frame. 

Then I got out my tin of vintage buttons. I picked out a bunch of white ones and placed them on the mat in the shape of a daisy. I wasn't sure about it, but a friend came over and saw it lying on the floor. She said she really liked it. That was enough for me!
So later that night I glued all of the white buttons, and one big yellow button, onto the mat and let them dry overnight.  
In the morning, I got out some embroidery thread and stitched a small stem onto the flower.
I was originally thinking I would stitch all of the buttons on, but I didn't really have the time for all of that. In other words, I got lazy. But, hey, it happens! :)
I still think it looks pretty darn cute with out the stitching.
What do you think? 

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  1. This is the cutest project! I love your button daisy! Thanks so much for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Take Care,

  2. That's really cute. Daisies are happy. :)

  3. It's very cute, and a clever idea for using a frame, broken or not! Visiting from TTF.

  4. This is adorable! I like how you used a broken frame, old place mat and vintage buttons! Thanks for joining TTF this week!


  5. What a great project!! I love it! :)

    I am dropping by from the Friday Flash Blog link up!

  6. Hey Denise! I love this!! I have some old button my grandmother used to collect and love what you did! I would love some of your creativity!! Way to go, girl! Thanks for linking up with us at One Sharendipty Place once more!

    Sue @

  7. So cute! I am going to feature this on this week's "Features from TTF party" post which will go up on Wednesday! thanks again for sharing with us.

  8. Very cute! A favorite flower of mine is Daisy and I like vintage buttons.

  9. So love vintage buttons. Only thing is I tend to hoard them, silly huh? Love your button daisy, can't blame you for not sewing them all on, it still looks great. Nothing wrong whatsoever with gluing on. It looks so cute. Simple cute art is always so pleasing.
    Think I need to make one of these, maybe do 2 or 3 with different flowers, why not? See what you've inspired? Happy days

  10. Hi

    How lovely is that. I just love buttons, so this is a project that I would certainly consider.

    Cheers for a great tutorial.

    Have a wonderful week!

  11. So cute, Denise! Where do you find the time?!
    I'm visiting today from Sunny Simple Life. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat) and I'd love for you to link up! I hope you get a chance to stop by, link up and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tues-Sat for Brag About It Link Up Party

  12. BUTTONS BUTTON! Very cute

    Thanks for linking up with us this week at BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Tuesday Link and Hop.

    We'd love it if you would link back to BeBetsy at the bottom of your post.

    See you next week!
    Sharon and Denise

  13. Very unique, Buttons are great to use for art! Thanks for sharing on the Fluster Buster!

  14. I have several tins full of buttons and I never know what to do with them. Thanks for coming by and partying with us at Fluster Buster's Creative Muster.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

  15. Denise, Congrats! You'll be featured this week for this cute idea at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Take Care,

  16. Cute as a button! Literally!!! Thanks for sharing at Redoux!

  17. Great repurposing. Thank you for linking at Shabbilicious Friday.

  18. Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party. I can't wait to see what you link up next week! I hope to see you at the (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!
    Have a great week!
    Hugs! Cathy

  19. What an adorable idea. Love frames and buttons - what a great pairing!
    Have a wonderful week,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  20. As always...a FABULOUS creation!!!! Sending hugs and TFS!!!

  21. Love daisies! My favorite flower! Thank you for sharing at Give Me The Goods!

    Dimples & Pig Tales

  22. This is so sweet! :) Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  23. Very cute and great for Summer. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin's Budget Decorating Party!

  24. I saw your feature on Rooted in Thyme. Such a creative idea! I have a whole jar of pearl buttons--love to use them. I have a blog party that runs from Sunday to Saturday. I mostly post vintage inspired ideas, antiques, and my paper creations: Would love for you to link up sometime.

  25. Thank you for sharing this at DIY Showcase last week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  26. Very cute - what a fun button artwork project!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change


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