Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Button Banner

Normally on Thursday, I like to share "Get the Look" projects
 with you, but I didn't get around to doing the project
I had planned, so I'm going to show you something
I did make this week.

A few nights ago, in the wee hours of the morning, when all normal people 
are sleeping, the button bug bit me again.
Actually, this time it was a button and banner bug.
It's been months since I made a banner, 
but I helped my mom make one while I was visiting her,
so I was in the mood to start making some new ones.
I was trying to decide whether to string the banner
on cotton shipping twine or seam binding, when
I remembered the button garland I made last winter and
knew the old buttons would look lovely with the antique Bible pages
I used for the banner pages.
Last winter I was on a button kick.  
I bought 4 bags full of vintage buttons and was
slightly obsessed with finding projects to use them on
and ways to display them, other than the usual jar full of buttons.

I filled little tins with them,
  
I put them in bird's nests,
and I filled bowls and made candlelight displays.
I've listed this button banner at Knick of Time on Etsy, so send me
a message if you'd like one created with a special word or different pages
for  banner.  I'll keep making them until a new obsession kicks in!

Here's a few of my past banners, if you missed the posts about them.
Vintage Map Banner - EXPLORE - Travel Theme - OOAK

RESERVED for overthebarndoor - 2 Custom Banners on Antique Bible Pages - HARVEST & BLESSINGS

Vintage AUTHORS Banner - Shakespeare, Poe, Emerson, Dickens & More - Literature and Authors Repurposed Game

RESERVED for overthebarndoor - 2 Custom Banners on Antique Bible Pages - HARVEST & BLESSINGS
I've tried several methods for creating banners and my preferred
method is using a stencil with a stamp pad.  I've used spray paint with
stencils, but it can be difficult from keeping the overspray off the rest
of the page and I've tried printing on my printer, but I use old book
pages with are usually thin and fragile and they just don't work
well in printers, so I'm sticking with using ink pads for now.

Blessings,

14 comments:

  1. I think you may love buttons as much as I do.

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  2. Hi Angie,

    I love your beautiful banner. It's super cute with the added buttons.

    Dee

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  3. These are cute! I am going to be making a few too for an event I am hosting....you have some great ones here. Happy VTT

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  4. Those are SO fun! I love the explore one, and the whole vignette!
    Susan

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  5. I loved all the different banners and displays!!!

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  6. Darling banners and one can never, ever have enough buttons! ;)

    Happy VTT!

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  7. You certaintly put the vintage buttons to good use.

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  8. I have jars and jars of buttons and am always looking for new uses! Love the banners!
    Blessings, Lorraine

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  9. So wish I could find some vintage buttons at the thrift store or? Hard to find things like that here (Grand Junction, CO area) which mightily aggravates me. I do have alot of vintage buttons I bought from somebody at a town/street yard sale in Townsend, MT years ago. That's the only really vintage buttons I've ever found. I still have them, now I don't want to give them up, silly huh?
    So enjoy your blog and the banners you made. I love to make banners. Made one each for granddaughters with their names on them, alot of embellishments also. They said they loved them, I hope so.Seeing yours gave me some inspiration, don't have to make them so fancy and too many embellies on them. Do you sell your banners? It's hard to sell things like that here, (we live west of G.J.) but people just don't seem to be into rustic or things like banners. I also make rustic signs, haven't had any luck selling them either.

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  10. I love your banners! I really like that one on the wagon! what great uses for the buttons too! Thank you so much for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!!!

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  11. Love it~ it's so charming! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  12. Love all the banners and the buttons! Thanks for linking up to The Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage, Angie!

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  13. That "harvest" shot was just gorgeous! I also loved your historical old men above the books!

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  14. Lovely. Great idea to use ink pad and stencils -- but I have a question -- what do you use to get the ink to the paper?

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