Whenever I buy new clothing, I save the tiny bag of spare buttons attached to the tag. Over the years, I’ve amassed quite a collection, but the buttons have outlived most of the garments themselves. If I don’t do some MacGyvering soon, I’m going to have a serious button surplus on my hands. If you’re in the same jam that I am, don’t worry — help is on the way. Get some inspiration from our own projects, or spring into action with these ingenious button crafts I found via Pinterest.
Bouquets make everything a little brighter, but I like the button blooms by Kelly Purkey at American Crafts Studio (pictured above) even better because they won’t wilt and die on you. How darling for a desk or a bookshelf!
Katie Bush of The Daily Telecraft took a cue from Homes and Antiques and the impressive button artwork of Vicky Cockell and came up with this DIY homage to Robert Indiana’s iconic “Love” sculpture. Which is appropriate, because I love it.
Which button craft is “sew” you? And do you have any requests for this MacGyver? Leave your DIY dilemmas in the comments below.