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Monday, July 18, 2011

CRAFTING TIP OF THE WEEK (#98) Make your own -Imitation Webster's Pages

Good Day Bloggers!

Today's tip offers a way for you to make your own version of Webster's Pages Rose & Pearl flatback buttons.

Look @ their versions to the right: >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

They are so lovely I just keep wanting an endless supply of them. So I thought about it long enough to come up with an easy way to get my own, a lot of them & for a lot less than one package of what the Webster's Pages brand would cost.

I first sought out vintage buttons with deep welled centers and unique shapes. Then I took some of the bling/pearls in my stash & used a glue dot to adhere it to the center of the buttons I purchased.

Now I was able to find a bag of 1 dozen vintage buttons at an antique marketplace for $1. So factor in that I already had the pearl centers & adhesive in my stash and to make 1 dozen cost me approximately $1. FOR REAL!

Joann Fabrics carries a large assortment of buttons both clear & colored alike. If you factor in the use of a coupon this would be an inexpensive way to get more for less too.

Take a look at a couple I assembled:




Hope this inspires you to try making your own.
Happy Crafting!

7 comments:

  1. These are fantastic! What a fantastic find!

    Thanks for the FYI...I might have to check these out! {SMILES}

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  2. Great idea!
    linda

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  3. Great job!!! Thanks for the tip! I think I have some those old buttons around!

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  4. What a lovely idea. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful suggestions on how to create these wonderful buttons!

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  5. Sonia these are just beautiful. Are those buttons from Joanns or are they the antique ones you picked up at the antique shop?

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