Tuesday 12 August 2014

Recycled Button Storage

Its been a rather wet 'n' very windy few days here in South West Scotland, due to Hurricane Bertha, who decided to drop in. Apparently she had options to go south but decided to visit the UK !!!
Mind you my lovely blog friend Terry would love to have cooler temperatures and rain as she lives in CA and its very very hot right now. 

Recently I decided to make a little gift for my mum and my sister, who are very talented crafty people.

I had been saving some glass jars to try out Tim's Faux Cracked Glass technique and as they both love to sew, I thought they would be perfect to store some of their treasured buttons.

You can find Tim's Faux Glass technique on page 54 of his CC3 book. ( If you don't own Tim's  CC3 book you can make a purchase HERE and he will personally sign it for you too :-)
 I also used Tim's Eclectic Elements fabric on the lid and then trimmed with lace from my stash. The appearance of the thread showing on the buttons, which were adhered on top, added to the vintage feel. The beautiful lace on the actual jar was a gift from my lovely crafty friend Lynne Moncrieff of Adorn, whose blog is well worth a visit. (  You can click on Adorn to go to Lynne's blog) Some twine and some Idea-ology pieces finished the look.

Thank You for taking the time to visit, its always a pleasure to read your comments and to return the compliment. I am always inspired by all the wonderful creations made by my crafty friends.

Take care and crafty hugs
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  1. I could see a whole row of these on a shelf. This is fabulous and a great way to showcase buttons or other small items.

  2. Beautiful gifts Annie, am sure they will be loved. Annette x


  3. These look gorgeous Annie and make beautiful gifts. Lynne's lace, as always, looks beautiful. Nicola x

  4. I love your button bottles, Annie! And, I'm sure your mom and sister will too. I love something useful that is pretty as well! Hope all is well with you!

  5. fabulous makes Annie...wow the ultimate in button storage...see you Thursday...hugs kath xxx

  6. I wish all my buttons could fit in these! LOL...I have too many! What an awesome transformation Annie! Love these!

  7. what beautiful gifts Annie - really good idea. Its been wet and windy here too! I hope we've seen the back of that now though!!! Big hugs to you! Rachel xx

  8. Both of your jars are wonderful. A fabulous technique.

  9. What a lovely vintage look Annie...very nice!
    greetings, Alie :-)

  10. Oh Annie, the little button bottles are beautiful, you really have given them a wonderful vintage look. I bet your Mum and Carolyn will love these! Hugs, Anne xx

  11. Ooh! That weather sounds awful - we had a few very heavy showers but only for a day! Annie, these are beautiful and will look fantastic on any shelf! Real treasures! Hugs, Chrisx

  12. Fantastic altering and a wonderful thoughtful gift.

  13. I just love my beautiful button storage and it's filled already with button from my favourite collection. It really looks so special and sits where I can admire it every day. Enjoy your Day with Kath on Thursday. Hugs Mum xxxxx

  14. Anonymous8/13/2014

    Now Annie, are you sure you didn't purchase those from Abernyte :)
    They look so genuinely authentic, it is remarkable. I don't know of this technique (don't own the book) but I am blown away by what you have achieved and as for the lace I sent your way, it looks right at home for that rustic feel you created.

  15. Oh wow, these are BEAUTIFUL Annie! A fab idea, a wonderful gift and such a beautiful result. Love these! >:o) Chris xxx

  16. Oh, my word... absolutely gorgeous, Annie - what a stunning transformation of those jars into really beautiful and inspiring storage containers. Brilliant!
    Alison xx

  17. These are just wonderful, Annie, and I'm tickled pink to know the lace came from Lynne!

  18. Thanks for the lovely load of inspiration, Annie!

    I have scrolled up and down the latests posts of yours and loved everything I saw! These jars look awesomely vintage! Love them!

    Claudia x


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