Wednesday, September 21, 2011

diy wall design with buttons...


We've had a couple of days all together in Brisbane and, as usually happens, we made loads of mess brainstorming and experimenting with new ideas - some for mondocherry and some just for our own homes.

Clare's well stocked jars of buttons inspired the creation if this wall design in the room of her biggest girls. Joy lightly sketched a pattern on the wall with pencil and then we simply used blu-tac on the back of the buttons, pressing hard to ensure they stuck well (you could also glue them on if you wanted a more permanent feature).

If you don't have a secret stash of buttons at home, most craft and haberdashery stores stock them- here in Australia Spotlight sells colour coded packs. And, if you are after a design inspiration, fabrics and wrapping papers often have simple, graphic shapes that would work well for this.



We would love to see your photos if you try this at home!


9 comments:

loulou said...

Hello Claire

that is so pretty (you have some patience there don't you :)

Now let me help you with some nice covered buttons that I can make professionally for you (*insert shameless plug x)

have a wonderful day

x

Loulou

Jane said...

Hi Claire I'm your latest happy follower ☺. This is such a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing. Our 3 year old daughter will be enchanted. A trip to Spotlight is now in order! J x

Something Gorgeous said...

Too cute.x

ЕленаСчастье said...

Супер! Спасибо за идею!

the happy sparrow said...

that is gorgeous!! great idea ladies! :) Martine

Marie said...

Excuse me! I can't speak englih as very well as I want...
But, I want to say you that I love what you do: you have incredible ideas!
Marie-Ange (bordeaux- gironde-france)

{oc cottage} said...

Too darn cute!

m ^..^

Sandrine said...

One word CLEVER!!!xx

photo to canvas videos said...

Hi Claire, Very fantastic and creative mind you have. I'm sure this really needs patience. I wonder if those buttons can be taken out without any patches, like if I want to change the design.?? thanks.