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Monday, 25 October 2010

Blooming buttons!

I was given these wooden buttons by a generous visitor who thought I would find some use for them.I was delighted and put them in a glass jar alongside all the other vessels full of tempting materials but two weeks on and finally their nakedness was too much to bare.


So I spent most of Sunday painting them,sticking to pastel shades and floral patterns.Before varnishing them I aged them slightly as I'm ever so fond of the 'lived in'look.






They're very lightweight so I can think of endless uses for them. I'll show you what I do with them(soon I hope)
Take care

11 comments:

Beth said...

Those are gorgeous! I think now I know what I want to do with those old wooden buttons I've got. lol

Sugarplum Kawaii said...

So pretty...and so beautifully photographed (-;

Gracie's Garden Bazaar said...

Thank you both,xx

hannelore_cossins said...

Utterly gorgeous!!

arty said...

They're beautiful! Especially with the ribbon passed through them.

Lilies and Daisies said...

They are beautiful. You should make some to sell. Much prettier than any buttons you can buy.

Gracie's Garden Bazaar said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments. I was actually considering putting some in the shop to see if anyone was interested so thanks for your suggestion Anna,xxx

Gabrielle said...

Wow, these are so beautiful! You're very talented :) I would sell them, as you handpainted these. They're unique and I'm sure someone would appreciate them!

Glad I stumbled onto your blog.

Gracie's Garden Bazaar said...

Thanks Gabrielle,xx

MitziMakes said...

Those are so pretty! You must have had so much fun, I like to paint plain wooden beads, you could make such pretty ones with your style!!

talulahblue said...

I don't think I've ever seen anything as pretty!!! I agree, they look stunning en mass and with the ribbon threaded, I love your colour pallet, you are so talented x Sue ♥