We {love} Buttons – craft ideas with buttons

Wow, third button post in two days – I certainly love buttons 🙂

Recently, I got some really awesome retro ones from the boyfriend’s grandma. They were so pretty that I had to take pictures of them:

we love buttons - thisblogisnotforyou.comI especially love these. The black/white would be great on a b/w dress.

we love buttons - thisblogisnotforyouCute for shorts or a white/dark blue blouse.

we love buttons - thisblogisnotforyou.comDefinitely my favorites! They are quite heavyweighted, but the anchors are just adorable.

we love buttons - thisblogisnotforyou.comI’ve so many of these leather buttons but I am still searching for a project idea. Any ideas?

we love buttons - thisblogisnotforyou.comFor a detachable collar or necklace?

we love buttons - thisblogisnotforyou.comwe love buttons - thisblogisnotforyou.comI love these, especially the creme coloured ones. Unfortunately, I have only two of them…

craft ideas with buttons by thisblogisnotforyou.comI have so many lovely gold/silver buttons and had a look around for some craft/sewing inspiration. This is what I found:

Project Inspirations for Gold/Silver Buttons

I especially love the last one. (I have exactly the same buttons!!)

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I also have loads of buttons in different sizes and colours. Here’s some inspiration I found:

Project Inspirations for Coloured Buttons

Hapa’s Eco Renewals has refashioned a pair of blue pants. Nice idea for all the colourful buttons I have left.

There will be definitely some button projects coming up in the near future 😉
Here are some ideas I’ve done so far:

refashioning clothes with buttons
Zipper and Buttons Bracelet
Buttons and Beads Braclet


How to store buttons {super simple}

storing buttons by thisblogisnotforyou.comWhen I went through my button collection on the weekend, one of the things that annoyed me was that I so often don’t use pretty buttons for my crafting or sewing projects just because I didn’t know I would have had enough matching ones.

I really love plastic containers with many different small compartments for sorting and storing stuff, but I have way too many buttons for that. And there are only 2-3 matching buttons for the most part, it’s not really a space-saver. (For buttons I stick to my old metal cookie boxes)

A very easy way I came up with was threading matching  buttons on a string and keeping everything in place with a knot.

storing buttons by thisblogisnotforyou.comWhen there were no more than 2-3 matching buttons I just used a paperclip to keep them together. Very simple, very quick. Now with just one quick glance I can make out whether there are enough matching buttons whenever I need some for a project.
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Refashion It! Adding Uniqueness to Your Clothes with Buttons

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We are starting this week with buttons! Why? – Because everyone love buttons! (If you don’t, please leave a comment saying why!)

I will share some more crafty button ideas later on, but let’s start with refashioning some clothes (because that’s what we love as well!).

What we don’t like at all? Spending loads of money shopping just to see her with the same shirt or dress a day later.

Adding some –  fun – cute – nifty – buttons to your clothes makes them unique in only a few minutes. And you don’t need to be a seamstress to add some spice to your style. Just needle and thread – and buttons.

Especially skirts and shirts are great to refashion with a handful of pretty buttons. Here are some of my button-ideas:

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This simple tank top got sprinkled with super cute mini buttons I bought during one of my trips to Oslo. (This city has the best craft shop ever!)

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This sexy black mini skirt seemed rather plain after a while, especially because I already have a similar one. So it got some posh golden buttons. Six buttons make a lot of difference, don’t you think?

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This skirt was already pretty cute, but I (of course!) saw someone wearing it only a few days after I bought it. Which made me do what? – Add some buttons.adding buttons to simple clothes by thisblogisnotforyou.com

Two handful of silver buttons. Looks a bit more rock star now.

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This cute skirt had done nothing wrong. It got some buttons anyway. I picked buttons in different sizes and in the same colours as the hearts/keys/locks. (To add more cuteness to the cuteness)

More button ideas coming up soon!


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