Friday, June 1, 2012

Wee Button Books and Unique Crafter's Challenge!

Happy June, everyone! Here comes summer... And nothing says summer like ice cream sandwiches. Speaking of sandwiches, these button books kind of look like button sandwiches (Yes, that WAS an amazing segue{segway}, thank you for noticing). This month's challenge for Unique Crafters is "Buttons"!
These wee colorful button books are accordion style, so they fold out to reveal the pages. To make the inside piece, I used a round button of the appropriate size to trace circles. Make the circles overlap just slightly, the same distance each time. Be sure to have an even number of circles, otherwise your button book won't close properly. I learned that the hard way... 
After carefully cutting out my pieces, I used watercolors to brighten up each circle. I did front and back, so the book would look nice in back, too. Then I used some little inkpads to accent the edges. The little boys on the smaller book are cut from a vintage kids book, and the birds on the bigger button book (alliteration!) are snippets from Alphastamps Collage Sheet "Parrots." Fold them up and then glue the outermost circles to the insides of your button covers. Voila! Cute!

So, if you're inspired to do some button-related crafts with that giant jar of buttons you have squirreled away someplace in your craft room (I know you have one), enter it in the June Challenge for Unique Crafters this month. 

Go on over to the Unique Crafter's Challenge Blog to see the awesome projects the other DT members have come up with, get inspired, then enter your project! Have a splendid June!

8 comments:

Laura said...

This is AWESOME!! Absolutely amazing!

Nichola said...

Adorable!

Pias Doodling said...

Ooooh! How sweet! Love it!! /Pia

Martina Visnjic art said...

Super idea!

ARTiMAGINE said...

Its adorable...dam cute....

charli said...

awesome!! love your button books!!

jengd said...

Those are just fabulous!

CraftyLikeLindy said...

What an awesome idea! I love the birdy book.