Thursday, December 1, 2016

Etceteras: vintage button snowflake

Snowflake 12I was invited to a Snowflake Party. Now, I know for most you that won’t sound strange but many people will be wondering what the heck a Snowflake Party is. For instance, when I told my family that dinner would be a bit delayed because I was finishing my project for a Snowflake Party – they gave me that blank look that I often get…   A Snowflake Party is basically a group of bloggers and a hostess all creating a themed project. Fun!

I was invited to the party awhile ago and was poised to let the hostess know that I wouldn’t be able to participate - it's just such a crazy time of year.  But just as the party deadline was approaching, I found a lone wooden snowflake in my supplies. It looked so sad and bare I decided to try to decorate it for the party.

My first instinct was a snowy or glittery snowflake but I decided to use some of my vintage buttons and try for a different twist on a snowflake.


The buttons are glued to the wood base and layered to cover up any bare spots. And, just like snowflakes, each button is unique and different.

I added a loop of vintage seam binding so I could hang up my snowflake.


I’m so glad that I didn’t cancel on this party. It pushed me to create something that I wouldn’t normally have thought of.




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27 comments :

  1. Oh, Carolyn! That's absolutely GORGEOUS! I'd WRITE more but I'm going to head to my craft table with my buttons ...!

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  2. I love it...looks so beutifull...wish i had made craft on snowflake...may be next challenge.

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  3. Amazing Carolyn! and I get those blank stares from my family too :)

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  4. Beautiful, Carolyn! I'm pinning to make for next Christmas along with my sequined snowballs I made this year!

    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!

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  5. I love your snowflake! I love the fact that like you said, it is unique just like a real snowflake. Love it!

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  6. Your button snowflake are absolutely wonderful! I also love the photos and the linen towel!Pinned this!
    Have a great week!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  7. Your snowflake makes me smile, it's lovely!

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  8. Buttons...buttons...I cannot get enough of buttons. These are so pretty!

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  9. What a great idea Carolyn!!! How brilliant with a a snowflake party, all these sparkling beauties. Really love your buttons, have a happy day and thank you for sharing the idea :-)

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  10. I'm so glad you went with buttons instead of glitter... and VERY glad you stuck with it to be a part of the party!

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  11. Such a pretty snowflake craft! I love the buttons, and your photographs nicely show off the wonderful detail of the buttons too!

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  12. Beautiful! I'm definitely going to have to try this with some of my vintage buttons.

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  13. What a pretty ornament! I have tons of buttons that I have collected over the years. This is a great idea for using some of them.

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  14. Love all the vintage buttons, so cute!

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  15. Carolyn,
    It is SO pretty! I really like that you used off white buttons! I would have used the glittery glass ones, at first thought, but I think yours is gorgeous!
    FUN, idea....
    Hearts to you,
    Betsy

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  16. Oh Beautiful!!! So very creative.

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  17. So pretty, Carolyn!

    I have a button box that was my grandma's that I played with all the time when I was little. I still have it in my sewing/craft room ~ old buttons are just....well....awesome!

    I'll be featuring your snoflake at my linky party tomorrow.

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  18. What a beautiful blog! Love, love old buttons and creating with them. Snowflakes are beautiful
    I just started a new Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party on my blog this week - would love to have you stop by and share! http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/finding-the-pretty-delicious-linky-party/

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  19. Very beautiful Carloyn! I have featured this on Craft Gossip this morning :)

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  20. This is amazing! What a great way to display those buttons you inherited from your mother and grandmother! Lacking a wooden snowflake you should be able to make your own form using popsicle sticks!!!!

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  22. I love old button and "inherited" two collections of buttons from elderly neighbors, some dating back to their grandmothers. I have been at a loss of what to do. I did cover a mask with pearl buttons but was at a loss for other ideas. I love this!

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