I have been playing with some pretty serviettes I bought so you can see what I am in the middle of on my desk this week.
I have a button box which is a plastic one and I was looking at one of the boxes in my collection of them stuffed in a cupboard and thought I would make something a bit more pretty to keep them in. I remember as a child spending ages with my Grandmother's button tin, sorting them into colours and then sizes and having a lovely time. She was a very special person, she even 'turned' my Grandfather's shirt collars when they started to wear thin on the inside... I can't quite imagine anyone doing that in this age of throw it away and buy new. My Mum had a button tin also, I am not sure if she had my Grandmother's, or one of her own, but I can picture the tin now, round and gold coloured with roses on the front. At least now I will have a pretty button box to rummage around in, even if it isn't anything to do with sewing new buttons on a shirt!!
I used satin material to line the inside and used another serviette to decorate the inside lid.
Inked and heat embossed the letters to spell buttons down the side of the lid.
While I had the modge podge and serviettes out on the desk I decided to have a play with a small canvas and used my new Tim Holtz hanging sign die and then turned it over and decorated the back adding the Tim Holtz bird cage to the inside.
So if you get bored with the front.... you can just turn it around! LOL
Don't forget to pop over to Julia's for the ever growing list of like minded souls who bare their desks every Wednesday.