Sunday, September 25, 2011

Pumpkins, and Buttons, and Hot Glue - Oh, My!

I have really gotten into Halloween this year which is a little unusual for me.  It was the Halloween issue of BH&G that did it - it was filled with the cutest, easiest ideas!!! 
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:





Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party @ http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.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


Come and join the fun!! 

19 comments:

  1. Really cute and easy! My kind of project! Lorie @ Reading Confetti

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  2. Awe, these are super adorable. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Taylor
    Domestic8d

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  3. Adorable! You did a fabulous job. thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

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  4. Your BOO pumpkin turned out great! I love it.
    Barb

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  5. Love! I would be thrilled if you would join my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party!

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2011/09/wickedly-creative-halloween-ideas-linky.html

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  6. Love how you did both - really like the white pumpkins with the new button pumpkin.

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  7. Loved the "Boo" pumpkin...you did a great job. Your home is certainly looking festive... thanks for inspiring us!

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  8. Oh my gosh I have so many buttons and totally want to do this! Yours looks super cute! Thanks for posting this great idea.

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  9. Lisa, I love it! I really like the black buttons and the cream on cream is very tasteful. Sorry I haven't been around much ~ things have been kinda crazy here.

    Thanks so much for sharing! I hope you're having a wonderful week.

    xo
    Pat

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  10. Hi Lisa,
    Really cute pumpkin. I am your newest follower. Please stop by and visit when you have time :)

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  11. Hi Lisa! I am a new follower. Your pumpkin is super cute. After writing this comment I will be digging around my craft room looking for new things to glue to pumpkins. Ha ha. Thanks for sharing! I would love for you to share your post at my Freshmen Friday linky party for newer bloggers at:

    http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/guest-post/

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  12. Hi Lisa, this turned out so beautifully..I would LOVE for you to link it at the fall crawl blog party today pweease :)) TY http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-crawl-day-12-blog-party.html

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  13. I love your button pumpkins they turned out so cute! I just found your blog and am now your newest follower. Come by and check me out sometime!


    Noplacelikehomeally.blogspot.com

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  14. What a fun idea! I am visiting from Freshman Friday and am your newest follower! :)

    Emily

    www.mirrorsmetaphorsandkaleidoscopes.blogspot.com

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  15. Sweet Pumkins! Thank-you for sharing,now I must run ti Micheals! LOL!
    :)
    Gaylene

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  16. Adding a liitle bling to your pumpkins is such a cute idea and so stylish this year! Very cute

    I'm delighted you linked to Potpourri Friday. You are appreciated and I hope to see you again this week!

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  17. Your button pumpkin is so cute! Great job wit it! Thank you for linking it to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  18. love it! found you via MUSOS and
    hope you'll enter my giveaway and decide to follow:

    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2011/10/more-stencil-splendor-giveaway.html

    michele

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  19. That is such a cute idea! I need a craft for all the buttons I've accumulated over the years! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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