I had a few ideas for wrapping and started with a button idea. One thing led to another, and by the time I got out of the button box, I was done.....SO, this post is all about what you can do with all those buttons you have been collecting and saving.
Box #1 - All you need is a handful of 4-hole buttons and waxed linen. Start with two pieces of waxed linen that will wrap around your box. I loved that the 4 holes allowed for 2 strings to wrap around the box. Note that a couple of the buttons have another button on top. Use a bit of ribbon to attach one of the tags that we made in previous post.
Box #2 - Make a pillow box like those in previous post. This one is made with chipboard and stamped with 7gypsies Avignon stamp. Use white waxed linen to string 2-hole buttons together. Include "believe" tag on string. Tie onto box with tulle.
Box #3 - If you have an old chipboard box, use it to wrap a gift for someone who will appreciate it....love the printing on it (wish I could find a load of these somewhere!)...one big button and some bakery twine is all it needs.
Box #4 - This was so fun to make....Tie package with creme tulle and vintage lace.
I started with 2 pieces of fine gauge wire. Small buttons were attached every inch or so down the wire, except for the center section I left a larger gap were you will be twisting it into the bow.
Two ways to attach buttons to the wire-
4 hole buttons I just sent the wire through one hole and twisted the wire around the outside edge of the button.
2 hole button run the wire in one hole and out the other.
I left enough room between some of the buttons to wrap the wire around a knitting needle, so it looks "springy".
Simply twist the 2 wire pieces with buttons around the bow to attach....that's it, so easy!
Okay, the last one I think Paula posted before when I gave her this gift. I thought it was appropriate to show with the other button ideas since it obviously falls into that category. Start with a kraft colored box...Can you tell that I love wrapping with kraft boxes?
Use some ephemera and some 7gypsies paper tape to make a little collage on the front of the box. Use a card with an appropriate verse or postcard that ties everything together with a good sentiment. I love that the card was signed....I have a friend that we have exchanged vintage cards in the past, my favorite is when the card has been previously used and signed, she just adds "and Diana" next to the persons name....love that!
Attach something 3-D, I had this cute little leather address book that I opened and stamped on. I applied eyelets in the lid and tied the book down with ribbon.
Tie the box together with fat string and have the ends come out through the button holes.
Now it's your turn...we would love to see what you come up with.
Have a great Christmas....and happy wrapping!!