Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring is here.....

Spring is in the air after almost a month of rain here in wine country. The grass is green and the
daffodils, forsythia and flowering quince are all in bloom.

And now it is April and Easter is around the corner. I love to decorate for the holidays, Christmas, Halloween, Easter, 4th of July, Valentines Day. Each and everyone. 

I love my button collection and use it in all my crafts whenever I can. For Easter I made this
little button egg shadow box. And framed it in a bright spring green. 

To start I gathered up the buttons I wanted to use, vintage shell, pastel pink, green and blues. 
I cut a piece of glitter paper (glitter is a good thing!) the size of my frame. In this case 4x6 in. I cut a scrap paper into an egg shape as a template and placed it over the glitter paper. 
Ignore the mess behind the buttons, when I want to craft something new I can't be bothered
to clean up my desk. I want to get started crafting!

I sorted through the buttons to find similar sizes for each row. I started at the top. I used a clear glue, Glossy Accents by Ranger, to glue each button down within my mask.
After I reached the bottom I let the glue set up a bit and then removed the mask.
When completely dry I inserted my egg into the shadow box frame and was good to go.
A quick and simple decoration.
Eggs and Spring are signs of rebirth, renewal and fresh starts.
Reminding us to always look forward to something new!


  1. Ohh...I'm drooling over your black tin of white buttons. I'm in button heaven! And your button egg - too cute! I may have to "borrow" this idea :)

  2. This button egg is very cute, the green frame sets it off perfectly!

  3. What "mess"? Its all crafty good stuff! I love your storage vessels - as cute as what's in 'em. And like Jenny, I'm going to have to CASE this one too.


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