Do you have piles of old buttons lying around in a box in the back of your closet? Or do you keep them stashed away in your sewing kit, never to see the light of day? Buttons are in plentiful supply whether you have them already or not; they're easy to find at craft stores and also your local secondhand stores.
You can give those old buttons new life through creative DIY decor for your home. These projects are easy to incorporate into your existing color schemes and are a fresh take on repurposed buttons. So let's take a look at these fun ways to reuse buttons in your decor!
1. Grab a handful of orange buttons to create this decorative pumpkin
Auntie Lolo Crafts started with an inexpensive frame and some burlap to create this seasonal work of art.
You can trace just about any image you can print, and then follow the outline with your colorful buttons. You put together the buttons like a little puzzle, and your decor is complete!
FunEZcrafts shows how to use white, black and red buttons, a short piece of ribbon and a short piece of yarn to make a button snowman. No glue or sewing needed, so it's easy and simple to put together. You can mix and match buttons, ribbons and yarn to create your own unique version of this adorable little guy.
3. Button monogram for a sweet addition to any room
This is an easy, simple button project from Changing My Marbles. You just need to make a few easy stitches to get this look for your very own. There are a couple of different ways to trace the letter you want for the buttons, so be sure to check it out and decide which one is easiest for you.
4. Create shapes with pin-on buttons in these stunning wall art pieces
My Fair Olinda uses the typical sew-on buttons and also pin-on buttons. The unique look and shapes are easy to put together, and you can finally find a use for all those old buttons that are collecting dust in the back of your closet.
5. Button berries complete this DIY pillow for the holidays
Creations by Kara got inspiration from Pottery Barn but made this buttoned-up version for a whole lot less, plus it's a little more festive-looking for the holidays. The stitching on the felt leaves really gives this pillow a finished look. You can customize the leaves and "berries" to match your existing holiday decor.
Which button project are you most excited to start? Please tell us in the comments, and don't forget to SHARE this list with others to pass along the inspiration. Enjoy!