Welcome back to Decor Week here at Write. Click. Scrapbook. I'm glad you're here. Now if you consider yourself strictly a scrapbooker, or cardmaker, and have never tried your hand at home decor, you may find yourself wondering why? Why make stuff? Why not just scrapbook since there's hardly enough time to do that? That's a good question, and I have a few answers:
1. it can save money
2. it allows for creative expression in a different way
3. you can use up your stash
4. you can make great gifts, or
5. you can create something uniquely yours
I'm not here to convert you to becoming a DIY fanatic--papercrafting isn't for everyone and that's perfectly fine. We should do what we enjoy the most! But, if you've considered giving it a try, or you really enjoy other's projects you've seen, I say jump on in! The water's fine. =)
Today I have another project to share with you that I made to display my one little word this year.
Project #2: Framed Button Art
I removed the glass from an old 8x10 frame that was sitting in a box in my garage. I spray painted it with some Rustoleum indoor/outdoor satin finish in Oregano. I then chose a neutral but interesting background patterned paper (My Mind's Eye), added my one litlle word using Jillibean Soup corrugated alphas, and finished it off with a bunch of different sized buttons and twine wrapped buttons from Jillibean Soup. Once the frame was painted, this took me about 15 minutes to make. It sits on top of the bookshelf in my craft room to remind me of my goals this year.
I love button decor. Love. Here are a few pieces of inspiration I've found:
This is simple, but I love the ornate frame and the color combo.
How easy and cute would this be for Easter?
How about some fall framed button decor?
I love these cute button flowers.
What a gorgeous button flower bouquet!
Well, I hope these projects have inspired you. Buttons are an easy and adorable way to create decor projects. Check back here tomorrow for a paper wreath project. See you then!