- My favourite project is by Hobbycraft, which includes button-embellished shoes (click to read how to make them!)
- The second one is my very own project, with buttons glued to hair pins. Make sure you use really good glue, for example Araldit - that's available in Spain.
- Button jewellery, a possible DIY project, although you can also buy it. This one is from a great place in Porto, where you can buy some amazing pieces.
- For more advanced - soutache jewellery, using actually buttons instead of cabochons. I really like this idea, because some buttons are real jewels!
- Another project of mine, this time a button hair clasp. Perfect match for my green sweater! This one is relatively easy, just glue the buttons to a blank metal clasp and make sure they hold well together!
- Buttons sewn to a shirt collar from Proper Lovely blog. What a nice way to give some life to a plain white shirt! I guess any plain colour shirt would do as well.
- A button bowl - there are plenty of tutorials on line, explaining how to glue the buttons over a balloon. It seems that you get the best result not by plastering the buttons all over the place with glue, but patiently pasting them one by one, using just a bit of glue. Also, instead of a balloon, you can use your favourite salad bowl on the inside, layered with aluminum foil to protect it. And use a cake tray to make this button tray for pens and pencils.
|This photo has been re-posted so many times that I found it impossible to reach to the original post and author. Thanks in advance for pointing to the creator of these amazing pieces.|
- Button embroidery - especially with smaller buttons. This project by Jessica Jones is so cute I had to include it in my list.
- And last but not least - buttons used in crochet flowers. I absolutely adore these! The tutorial is actually in Italian, but the pictures are so great you will understand it without reading, as long as you have some crochet practice.
Time to get some wool now...
I will be updating this list every time I come across an interesting project (or get illuminated with a new idea) so stay tuned!