Button Easter Eggs

I have a large stash of old buttons, mostly from my mother.

A couple of years ago, I was inspired by photos on Pinterest to make some button Easter eggs.  (Parts of this post first appeared appeared March 11, 2012).

I initially planned to try a framed button egg. 





Then I saw these styrofoam eggs on Pinterest and decided to give them a try.  I can't find the original source.  These photographs have been included in many round ups, and round ups without links.  Maybe from Flicker.

These button eggs on candlesticks are just adorable.
Then there was this white button egg from John Derian in Vogue magazine.  This one is my very favorite.


For my button eggs, I purchased styrofoam eggs from the craft shop, and sorted my buttons into color groups.  I painted the eggs with a base coat of acrylic paint in colors of my button groups. I used Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky glue to attach the buttons. 

Instead of squeezing the bottle each time to add a button, I would squirt some out on a paper plate and use a Qtip, a brush or some sort of applicator to apply the glue to the underside of the button.  My hand became too sore squeezing the bottle for each button.  Each time I added a button I held it in place for a couple minutes until the glue held it in place.

Styrofoam Button Easter Eggs www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
I overlapped my buttons slightly for better coverage and for more texture.

Styrofoam Button Easter Eggs www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com

Styrofoam Button Easter Eggs www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
 I made one pink, one peach, one blue, one yellow, one white, one silver and one gold.

I have used my button Easter eggs in various vignettes.

Styrofoam Button Easter Eggs www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
In baskets.

Styrofoam Button Easter Eggs www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
In Spanish moss in zinc pots.

Styrofoam Button Easter Eggs www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
In a vintage strainer with styrofoam rag balls.

Styrofoam Button Easter Eggs www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
Displayed on hand mirrors.

Styrofoam Button Easter Eggs www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
In a shabby chic Easter vignette in a vintage soap dish.

I wonder where I will use them this year?  Time will tell.





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12 comments:

  1. Cute button ideas. I love the little chicken pillow.

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  2. Love all the colors - and how you have placed them :-)

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  3. Love this. Love all the ideas. I have so many buttons, I could make dozens of eggs and never run out! Bwahahaha. What a great post, and great ideas on your blog!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  4. Very nice! I definitely like the layered look you have created!

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  5. Carlene,
    These are too cute. I love all the sweet colors and where you placed them. This is really great. Love this idea.
    Kris

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  6. Great look Carlene ... love them layered. You always have some many creative ideas.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z.

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  7. Carlene - What darling eggs!! And all of the ideas of how to use them!! Thanks for sharing with us.

    Judy

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  8. These eggs are so pretty and could be displayed in so many ways, Love them, especially the gold and silver ones. What an awesome idea!

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  9. Love, love, love them. I maybe a copying!

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  10. BEAUTIFUL!!! What size buttons did you use? I was thinking 1/2 inch and smaller. I can't wait to make these!!!

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  11. These are so pretty! I have included a link to your project in my latest blog post: http://abusylittlebird.com/easy-craft-ideas-for-spring-celebrations. Thank you for sharing!

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  12. Love it! I have a friend who collects buttons and they would love this too! :) Thanks for sharing!

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