Vintage Button Heart

button heartI have quite a few vintage buttons all tucked away in several tins and bags. I love going through them and my kiddos love it too, especially the babe. She picks one up and turns it around and then puts it down again. She’ll do this several times until she gets so excited that small chubby handfuls start to fly. As much fun as it is to go through the tins, it’s a shame that they can’t been seen and enjoyed everyday, which led me to try to come up with ways to display them. We separated the white buttons out and strung them on some wire. After we had the right amount I shaped it into heart and attached a crochet chain to hang it from. We are very slowly making progress on decorating the girl’s room and now this little heart hangs from her dresser mirror. I think we will definitely be making some other button decorations in all sorts of fun colours. Edited to add: Due to some inquiries as to how I made my vintage button heart, I have now made a tutorial here. Enjoy! I’d love to see any that you make.

crochet, gifts, home • Saturday, November 28th, 2009 • 14 Comments »
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14 Responses to “Vintage Button Heart”

  1. Cornflower says:

    I agree – they deserve to be used and seen. Very pretty!

  2. Petit Filoux says:

    I. Love. This. I want a button collection too!!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Thanks Cornflower and Petit Filoux, I really love searching through the buttons, most of them are from my great grandmothers, so lots of fun.

  4. Gillian says:

    Hi Jennifer, I’ve just discovered your beautiful blog. Your button heart looks lovely – what a great idea. I’ve got quite a collection of vintage buttons as I’ve always maintained a button box and there is a charity shop in our nearby town that has a wonderful stash of them. I would love to “borrow” your idea if that’s ok.

  5. Jennifer says:

    Gillian, I’m so glad you stopped by, and you should definitely make some button hearts. The idea is not original with me, and there are many ways to change it up. Hope you have lots of fun making them.

  6. Jodi says:

    Too funny….I just blogged about making button magnets. I have many old canning jars filled with buttons. You’ve given me some great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    That is so pretty. Any chance of a small tutorial?

  8. so glad I found your Blog surfing around. LOVE that button heart, a precious idea. Happy Weekend, Catherine x

  9. kristina says:

    Must have a look through my mum’s button stash the next time I go home 🙂 K x

  10. Pomona says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog and your lovely comment – it’s great to discover your blog, too! I love the button heart – what a good idea.

    Pomona x

  11. Mousy Brown says:

    I have one almost the same hanging from the dresser in my kitchen – it was a gift from a friend and makes me happy every time I see it! Yours looks lovely hanging outside for the photo – doesn’t the shadow look great ?! 🙂

  12. Grace says:

    These are so cute and clever! I’m so going to copy you!

  13. French Knots says:

    A lovely way to display pretty buttons!
    What sort of wire did you use?

  14. Jennifer says:

    Thanks everybody, I’ve now added a tutorial to show you how I made my button heart. There is a link in this post, or you will find it in my sidebar. Enjoy!

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