In preparation for making new button bouquets for my Etsy shop, I combed through my large tin of buttons yesterday. It's one of many tins I use for storage in my studio. The room's built-in shelves are a veritable patchwork of 1950's picnic tins. I love all of their different lithographed patterns and faux textures. With the addition of little hand written tags, these tins keep everything organized and within easy reach.
My favorite spot to do crafty projects is the drawing table in my studio which overlooks our back garden.
Inside this old picnic tin are thousands of vintage buttons, a stash I've amassed over the years from estate sales and flea markets.
These old buttons may not look like much, but when I root around for a while, I always discover beautiful ones to transform into my vintage button bouquets.
I love finding ones with intricate carved textures. Then I pair them up with larger plain ones and elevate them into little works of art. I made four bouquets yesterday. Aren't they pretty?
If you have a button collection and would like to try your hand at making a bouquet, click here for a tutorial I posted a while back. And if you make one, please email me a photo so I can share your creation with my readers in another post.