This weekend I decided to make the Button Pumpkin. It was a simple and easy project that can be made fairly quickly.
I didn't have a button collection (apparently lots of people keep spare buttons) so I had to purchase buttons or try to beg them from my friends. I found a "bag -o-buttons" at Hobby Lobby for less than $5.00 and a nice customer in front of me had an extra coupon that she shared with me! Yes! I decided to use a plastic pumpkin because I wanted it to last for more than one year - they were on sale at Michaels. I already had ribbon and a hot glue gun so I was set.
I decided to make the large "BOO" pumpkin and then a smaller creamy white one with cream butons I "monogrammed" with our last initial - M. I think they turned out great - so cute! I will tell you though that I was not pleased with the first one that I made.... the word was too big or the pumpkin (medium sized) was too small. Either way, I was not thrilled so I waited overnight and pulled all of the buttons off, purchased a larger pumpkin (thank goodness they were on sale) and tried again!
This is the inspiration :-)
I used inexpensive plastic pumkins - I ended up using a larger orange one than this -
my first try was a flop!
First step - sorting the buttons and laying out the word BOO. Note - my first try was too big.
This is my second try - Much better!! I tried it here first on the table in the foyer.
I also made a small cream colored pumpkin with a button "M".
I thought the tone on tone was so sweet and simple.
One more look - this cabinet is built in on either side of the fireplace.
Hmmm - I wasn't sure which spot was best - in the foyer? or on the console table in front of the window?
Which place is best? Decisions, decisions.....
Ok - I moved it back to the black table in the foyer...I may move it around until Halloween!! :-)
This week I am linking to the following parties:
Debbie's Newbie Party at http://debbie-debbiedoos.blogspot.com/
Seasonal Sundays @ http://www.thetablescaper.blogspot.com/
Amaze Me Mondays @ http://www.dittledattle.blogspot.com/
Tabletop Tuesday @ http://www.astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/
Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party @ http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/
Wow Us Wednesdays at http://www.savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/
Potpourri Party @ http://twenty-eight-0-five.blogspot.com/
Home Sweet Home Party at http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/
Inspiration Friday @ www.atthepicketfence.com
Freshman Fridays @ www.homesavvyatoz.com
Tuesday's Treasures Fall Party @ http://www.myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com
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