Make an adorable Giant Button Garland for your sewing or craft room! | littleredwindow.com
You guys! I think I am losing my mind! As my mom said to me yesterday, being surrounded by boxes and unable to find anything is literally something I have nightmares about. And I don’t mean literally like Rob Lowe on Parks & Rec. I mean actually literally I have bad dreams about being unable to find things. Can you say type A personality? But anyway, we’re getting there and I apologize that things have been a little slow over here. I’m working on it!
Anyway, today I wanted to tell you about one of the things I am most excited about in our new house. I have an office/craft room! And it’s right off the dining room so I can be in there and still keep track of O. Did you ever see see where I used to work? This is going to be a big improvement. If can ever clear it out and actually see the desktop!
And our house also has a basement which gave Aa some space he can call his own too. He started calling it the “Men Cave” because one half is the giant tv and 45 speakers for him and the other half is going to be a playroom for O. And we had to laugh when, after playing downstairs for a while O came upstairs and announced, “Mom! I had fun playing the Men’s Room!!” Ha! Not quite right, little one. But anyway, I’m super excited about my new creative space and I had to whip up a little decoration. Do I have it up on the wall yet? No, of course not. But I will! And this was an easy project that turned out super cute. I hope if you make one, you’ll share it with me!
Sewing Room Giant Button Garland
Oversized unpainted wooden button shapes (I had 13 because that’s all they had)
Acyrlic craft paint
Bakers twine or string
Edited to add: People keep asking where I found my button shapes. I bought them at Michaels but it was more than 6 months ago and I have not seen them again since. However, here’s something similar, either leave them as is or spray paint them!
1.If your buttons have any rough spots or edges, sand them lightly.
2. Give each button a coat or two (if necessary) of paint. I chose a happy collection of pinks and yellows. A protective topcoat is optional. These buttons would be really cute if they were glossy but they look great matte too.
3. To string the buttons, cut a long piece of twine, I’d say at least 6 feet.
4. Holding a button in your left hand, bring the twine from the back to the front through the upper right hole.
5. Insert the twine back through the lower left hole.
6. Now bring the twine back to the front through the lower right hole.
7. And back through the upper left hole like you would sew a button on a shirt.
8. Now flip your button over. And spend some time cursing the manufacturers of unpainted wooden shapes who make the price stickers so hard to get off! Argh!
9. Tie the two ends of twine in a single knot like this. This will just keep the button from sliding on the garland.
10. Repeat with the next button evenly spacing them until you’ve added them all.
Hang your pretty garland in your creative nook and enjoy!
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