Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Brads and eyelets make for some great embellishments for cards, ATC's, ACEO's, scrapbook pages, and many other crafts, but sometimes it's nice to spend no money (or very little) on embellishments while also "recycling".
Buttons from old shirts, jackets, and pants can make fantastic and unique embellishments. Some of the vintage buttons can add style to your project that you just cannot get from a mass-produced brad or eyelet. The best part ... many of us probably already have a drawer full of stray buttons that could easily be used for embellishments. If you don't, you can usually find boxes full of buttons at yard sales or at your local thrift store.
Attach the button(s) to your craft project using double sided tape, glue, or simply sew it to the paper. Personally, I would go for the sewing as I believe it adds extra uniqueness and style to the project. Use cardstock for your project if you are going to sew as it will be less likely to tear.
Chris ~~ Lohman Trading