Friday, March 25, 2011

Paris Bathroom - Button Cards

 This is the first of many posts about my newest project....redecorating my bathroom in a Paris theme. We usually try to do a small home improvement every year at tax return time, and this year I picked my bathroom to re-decorate.

In an effort to make my money stretch as far as it possibly could (and because I LOVE to make things!!) I decided to include as many do-it-yourself items as possible.

  Between
  • Michael's 50% off aisle of Paris themed decor
  • Marshalls clearance
  • Ollies Bargain Outlet
  • a 1/2 yard of fabric from JoAnn's
  • LOTS and LOTS of thrift stores 
  • Free Vintage Graphics on-line
  • AND pulling a few things from other parts of my house
--I managed to find lots of bargains and keep my cost to a minimum.

I can't wait to share all my do-it-yourself projects with you --- I'm having so much FUN creating them.

Today I'm starting with a black hanger and the button cards I made to hang on it. I decoupaged an image from the Graphics Fairy (you're going to be seeing that name a lot in this process -- I love the images there!) onto the top of the hook.
Originally I thought to hang some keys on this, but then another project turned out to be perfect for the keys.  A bright idea hit me on Monday morning - why not make some vintage button cards and sew some of the vintage looking buttons from my collection on them?  Here are the button cards I came up with.
The cards on the hanger -- from here, layered on images from Graphics Fairy
Same button cards, with image from Magic Moonlight Free Images
 Same button cards, with image from Vintage Scrapbooking
Free button card from here - fun buttons from my stash!

In my search for free button cards I stumbled across some interesting (to me at least) sites --- I'll share them with you in case your interested in making some for yourself! 

 Free Printable Button Cards
  1. Just Something I Made
  2. Martha Stewart
  3. Friday freebie button card
  4. Graphics Fairy
  5. 30 Handmade Days
  6. Printable Valentine Cards - 1 button card
A cute digital set of 12 for sell ($3.00) here
I bought this set and highly recommend.  Not only do you get the button cards, but you get free digital buttons, AND it includes transparent ones so you can layer them!! 

Here is a link from the frugal crafter on making faux buttons and homemade button card!



Here are a few links to adorable cards featuring buttons:

  1. Stamped In His Image
  2. Heartwells
  3. Sew Sweet Vintage
  4. Linaloo
  5. Stamping With Buttons
  6. Cute little Button Wreath
  7. Cute button embelishment
One last fun link ---edible shortbread buttons 

Stay "tuned" for more do-it-yourself Paris Bathroom Projects to come!

This post linked to:
Crafty Friday Mash Up
Friday Flair 
All Things Domestic 
Graphics Fairy Brag Monday
Craft Catwalk
Made With Love Monday
More The Merrier 
Making Monday Marvelous 
Take A Look Tuesday 
Tip Junkie handmade projects

10 comments:

Sue@creativetryals.blogspot.com said...

I have never seen button cards before - this is fabulous. Thank you for the links so I can check out more. I am starting to LOVE buttons. I like buying bags from thrift stores and getting really old buttons.

Thank you for sharing. BTW - your blog is beautiful. Following you now.

Pamela said...

I love the Paris theme. We did a banquet for our school with the theme.

I've never heard of the button cards so I'm going to enjoy checking them all out.

Emily said...

What a cute and very creative idea! love it!
-emily
nestnestingnested.blogspot

Sophia said...

This is so pretty! I love button cards, but I never knew what to do with them! :)

Lori said...

This is a great idea and perfect for your Paris - themed bathroom! So pretty!

Kelsey @ Tattered and Inked said...

These are beautiful- great idea for a bathroom theme :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I hope you check back and check out my giveaway I'm doing! Glad you stopped by!

http://tatteredandinked.blogspot.com/2011/03/spring-mantle-reveal-giveaway.html

Maddie Kertay said...

Ok.. I am totally rocking on the button card idea... this totally gets my head to spinning!

Maddie

Ghanya said...

You did a really nice job in your bathroom!

Hugs
Ghanya

c.w.frosting said...

Cute way to dress up buttons! Thanks for visiting my site!

-caroline

jenclair said...

I love these! Thanks for sharing the links, too.