Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Buttoned Up Plaque

To Everything There is a Season.  Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3 
 
It appears to be a season of blogging for me.  I feel blessed to have met so many interesting, capable, creative women.  The talent pool in blogland is remarkable.  I am grateful to call some of these fellow bloggers my friends. 
 
 
Last year, this little plaque hung on my porch just like it is. Now that I've begun blogging though, I just can't leave anything alone!  I've seen too much!  ;-)

 
This denim pinwheel was added first.  I attached it with fine gauge wire threaded through a dark button.

 
That's better!  Next a garland made of layered buttons was created, again using fine gauge wire.  I kept the color palette neutral with a touch of blue and orange.
 
 
Are you familiar with Mary Engelbreit's flowers?  I love their simple beauty.  (This orange polka dot button just makes me smile!  Polka dots always do.)

 
Mary's flowers were the inspiration for this garland made with buttons.  A few tabs were added for a little movement in Autumn breezes.

 
Beginning on the pinwheel side, the button garland was wrapped around the jute hanger in an effort to hide the wire as much as possible.

 
Here's my completed project.

 
This project will be joining
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I'm not sure I'll get to move forward in the challenge, but plan to complete a project in each of the catetories.  It's so fun to try something new!  Please join me by clicking H E R E !
 
Thank you to all the inspirational bloggers!  I hope this season is filled with joy for you!  BTW...  What's your favorite project with buttons?
 
;-)  -Marci

8 comments:

  1. I like Mary's flowers too and the garland adds an interesting touch to the plaque! Have a good day!

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  2. Oh, this is just too adorable! You really made it extra special with the button accents. Great job!! :)

    p.s. I like the polka dot button too :)))

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  3. Oh my Marci! I love this! What a cute idea to make a button garland and the pinwheel is darling! Had to laugh at the "seen too much" line! I know what you mean...I think I have to embellish everything lately and I blame blogging!

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  4. This is adorable! You have inspired me to do something with my Welcome plaque...I love the buttons! :)

    Beautiful blog!

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  5. This looks adorable.. and you KNOW I'm a sucker for pinwheels! Buttons make everything Better! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  6. So lovely!!! Love the bottons accents! Thanks so much for sharing! I'd love for you to visit my blog.
    Happy week!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  7. I have soooo many buttons, so I love to find new ideas that make use of them. Thanks!

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