Buttoned Shamrock

by leanneja on February 25, 2011 · 5 comments

in Crafts,Decorating,St. Patrick's Day

I have so many craft supplies that it’s silly to go out and buy more and not use what I already have. I thought it was time I used some of my button stash (at least the green ones). I started by drawing a shamrock, okay I really traced it.

Then I started filling the shamrock with green buttons. Once I was finished it just looked like a big blob of buttons, so I started over. And I ended up with a big blob of buttons again. Obviously this wasn’t working for me.

So I decided to outline the shamrock with buttons instead. It actually looked like a shamrock and not a big blob of buttons this time. I used regular white glue to attach them to the cardstock.

Here it is, all glued down.

Then I had the idea of writing ”lucky” in the center of the shamrock. I don’t love how it turned out, but it’s okay.

Sometimes things look better in my head than in real life. But it’s starting to grow on me. The bottle of flowers help too.

Have a Beautiful Weekend!

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Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest
Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous
St. Patrick’s Day Party at Someday Crafts
St. Patricks Link Up Party at Sassy Sites

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Shauna K February 25, 2011 at 6:11 pm

what a cute project!! i really like this idea and now I want to make one too! thanks for the inspiration :D

Birdie February 27, 2011 at 6:24 pm

I love it! To be sure, to be sure, to be sure!

Caroline March 3, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Oh I love buttons… and I loooove your shamrock :)

Krista March 4, 2011 at 9:23 am

I love crafty blogs! I can’t get enough! This idea is wonderful! I’m a new follower Happy Friday!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!
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Meg March 8, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Oh, so cute. I love it! For a minute I thought you were going to fill the whole shamrock…. not a bad idea, but I like the outline better! ;)

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