Old Fashioned Button Paperweight

 I love using buttons in my designs because they're available so many different colors, shapes, sizes, and materials.  You also have a choice between new buttons and vintage.

For this project I used self-adhesive buttons that were part of wonderful embellishment kit (50-00376 Mother of Pearl Notion Kit) produced by Jolee's Boutique and inspired by the vintage notions sold by French General.  (You can visit French General's website at FrenchGeneral.com.) The 25-piece kit includes self-adhesive buttons, horseshoes, and other lovely, little trinkets perfect for paperweight projects.

The paperweight kit being used is our Heirloom Dome

The first step is to create a background on which to place the buttons.  I chose a black and white calico print paper that was applied to the adhesive side of the paperweight kit's round mounting board. (Paper: MME #LF2104 Sunshine 24 Sheet Paper Pad).  The excess paper was trimmed with scissors.

A rose made from red ribbon was applied to the center of the mounting board with hot melt glue.  The self-adhesive buttons were placed in random pattern around the rose.  In order to keep the design looking clean, the button holes were turned so they faced the center.

The finished mounting board was applied to the adhesive side of the paperweight kit's bottom pad.

To finish, the bottom pad was applied to the base of the paperweight.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this project, or if you need help with a project of your own, please leave a comment.  We're more than happy to help.


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