The Happyish Homestead

Thursday, February 2, 2012


So, the picture that was the inspiration for this project I saw on Pinterest, however, I can no longer find it. I apologize I can't give the credit.

It was fun to come up with 'types' of buttons: preppy buttons, silly buttons, my buttons, your buttons, fancy buttons, german buttons, mediocre buttons, etc.

I printed out different fonts, about 9, in different sizes on one piece of paper.

Then I cut them out.

Wrote on the bottom: Made in the USA and a No.

Next I used wire to attach the buttons to the new button card.

Found this frame downstairs that used to house a mirror that broke in the move.

Painted the plywood.

Brushed on wallpaper adhesive, that, for whatever reason I have a large tub of.

Let dry.


This was a fun project because some of these buttons are my great grandma's that my mom gave me when I got married. This is a good way to showcase them without any long term commitments.


Getting my hair cut today!


  1. Cute! I love them. You may have just inspired me to do a button something myself with the buttons in my moms button tin that I have.

  2. I love this...but would never have the patience to complete it. :) I'm expecting pictures of the "new" you.

  3. Great. Now I can never come visit again - I'm POSITIVE I would steal all your vintage buttons. And they are so accessible on this cute button board....


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