Monday, February 28, 2011

Cute as a Button!

It's Monday, again, and that means it's time for another challenge at The Kraft Journal. The theme for this week is "Cute as a Button". This theme has so many possibilities, I was almost overwhelmed trying to make a decision on what to make. Then, as I was searching through my stash, I found a cork board in a frame that I picked up at the $1 store a long time ago knowing that I could make something out of it...someday.

Well that someday arrived and I think it really is "Cute as a Button"!!

I will be giving this to little William's mama to use at their house. I think this is just  adorable as is, but you could certainly add a picture to it. Oh, another idea just hit me...I could have removed the cork piece and added metal behind it and it could have held up pictures with magnets and I could have made matching magnets with the bottle caps...oh the wheels are turning my friends!!

I used a piece of precut chipboard to reinforce the back of this frame, it was pretty flimsy and it really sturdied it right sturdied a word?

I hope you enjoy this project and are inspired to create your own "Cute as a Button" themed piece of craftiness. Head on over to The Kraft Journal and see what the other amazing designers came up with for this challenge.

Kraft Outlet Supplies Used:
#142 Bottle Caps
#34 Precut Chipboard
#925 Xsmall Grungy Prim Tag

Other Supplies Used:
DP - Snips & Snails (Three Bugs in a Rug)
Buttons - (Stampin Up)
Paint - Light Buttermilk (Deco Art)
Ink - Tea Dye Distress Ink (Ranger)
Sealer - Mod Podge Matte (Plaid)
Tools - 1" Circle Punch, Hot Glue Gun, Fine Sand Paper


  1. Ha ha not sure if "sturdied" is a real word but I lvoe it anyway...
    This is adorable. I would love it.
    I have just bought a Tim Holzt configuration box, have you seen them? they are like a box of boxes! really cute, you fill them with stuff, anyhting really. Going to make one up for my daughter and make it all girls. Debbiexx

  2. SO completely adorable, Kristina! Love, love that you took a plain old corkboard and turned it into something fabulous. I love the paper that you used, and the scattered bottle caps and buttons are so fabulous. Great job rocking the button challenge this week, my friend!

  3. This is an absolutely delightful piece of art Kristina! I love this project... you are just so clever and artistic! xoxoxoxo In 17 more days you will be here with me! I better go clean. LOL :-)

  4. I LOVE this project!! It is so stinkin' cute and anyone would love to have this! I love the tiny buttons inside of the bottle caps, such a cute idea! Oh a magnet board... thats a great idea! About sturdied... it is now! LOL Great work Kristina! Regan

  5. I looovvveee altered projects. Love this. The bottle caps are so fun. Gotta get some. :)

  6. This is adorable! I love the way you used the bottle caps and the colors are so fun and vibrant. Lots of great suggestions for different ways to use it too. You're awesome!

  7. nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i can't wait to find some bottle caps. love what you did w yours.


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