I have not been online for a long while. To make myself forgiven, I am starting a few posts on Crafting for Christmas. I love this holiday because of all the recycled art that can be done with little efforts and big effects.
Let’s start! What to do with …buttons?
This year I am making my own Christmas cards!! (uhmmm, yes, I have not planned ahead (again) and have yet to select and drop the digital pictures onto a thumbdrive and into the Walmart/Target/Kinko/other self-printing services) for analog equivalents.)
Short story: Just before this summer, I found this great place called Charity Wings Art and Craft Center in San Marcos, CA. It’s basically a ‘free-for-all Michael’s’. …well, not completely free, but for $20 a month (I chose the Silver membership), I can go there and use any and all materials on the shelves: ribbons, paints, sewing machines, canvas, metal smithing tools, paper products, fabric, felt, glitter, stickers, Cricut and Sizzix machines, etc….and you guessed it, buttons. I mean, a rainbow worth of buttons in all sizes and shapes.
Button Postcards (see picture): paper of all colors, glue, buttons, and on one particular card, pompoms and beads.
Inspiration: magazines, online advertisements, Etsy, Instangram, Pinterest. I really can’t pin down the exact location for the cards I made, since I’ve been trolling the internet for ideas, mainly for color coordination. Remember, as long as you don’t sell your art that was based on someone else’s work, you are fine.