Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Button Photos

Here are photos of the buttons I received from the Dick Blick one pound assortments: (click to view larger)

I finally had a chance to go through the buttons.  Each bag weighed slightly more than 1 pound. One bag contained nearly 850 buttons, and the other contained nearly 900 buttons! There were only 5 or 6 chipped or broken buttons in each bag. Some of the buttons did feel slightly dirty, but for $2.99 - I am not complaining.

I recieved a good variety of colors and sizes, a few shaped buttons (hearts, flowers, squares, triangle, etc..). Most of the buttons are the flat variety and perfect for crafting! Several buttons have brand names imprinted on one side, but that actually doesn't bother me. The buttons ranged from 1/4" up to 1-1/2" in size.

Also, on the topic of buttons ... I have run across some beautiful "button tree" projects online:

Makin' Projiks - This beautiful button tree is made by pinning buttons to a styrofoam cone. You don't need to glue the buttons & can reuse them later for another project if you choose

Balzer Designs - Create a lovely piece of heirloom art with a framed button tree. Tutorial by Diane Payne.


  1. Hi, Cheryl! I found your blog by googling "cupcake items" which eventually lead me to your etsy store for your adorable felted cupcakes and then here when you mentioned your blog at your etsy page. I cannot afford one of your cupcakes yet, but I hope to be back soon to purchase one or three! I am searching for cupcake themed things to RAK a friend with and I am so glad I found your pages.

    The $2.99 bag of buttons was a great deal! Love the button tree idea!

    Lovely blog. I'll have to save it!

  2. Thanks for the nice comment. It's always fun to hear how folks find me. I hope you come back & find some useful projects/info here.

  3. Hi Cheryl! I hope my Christmas card found it's way to you. :) Love the button tree tutorial. I have a ton of buttons and what creative ways to use them. These would make a nice gift for my sisters. Thanks for sharing. Love all your new inchie art. I have been playing with some this last week too and have that inchie 'itch' going again. Yay! Hope you had a nice Christmas. Be watching the groups. I'll be posting some swaps soon.


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