Saturday, May 22, 2010

Wooden Button Love!

I adore wooden buttons!  I love the idea of adding a sweet, rustic touch to a beloved cardigan or clutch purse.

If you have a penchant for wooden embellishments too, check out this wonderfully simple tutorial from Esprit Cabane*.  What a great way to salvage a few fallen branches!

I've been thinking about making branch buttons for a while, but this Esprit Cabane tute sounds so do-able that I can't wait to try it out.  My long weekend will mostly revolve around reluctant spring cleaning, but I'm determined to try out a few of these later today.  Some long, fallen branches that I've been storing for a different project should be perfect for this.

Be sure to use dead or already fallen wood for your button-making to keep your crafting eco-friendly.

For either inspiration or purchase, you must see these gorgeous handmade buttons available on Etsy:
whippoorwheel made these bloom-shaped beauties from fallen Persimmon branches.  The natural shape of the Persimmon bark produces the lovely flower-shaped outlines.  I think I`m in love!

*BTW, if you haven`t checked out Esprit Cabane, you should!  It`s a virtual Eden of eco-crafting goodness!  It`s the English translation of a French web magazine.  Highly recommended!

2 comments:

  1. They're beautiful...what a lovely idea!xxx

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  2. I tried this once and it really came out wonderfully. Give it a shot!

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