Hey there crafty-hearts,
here's a quick post for all you sewing, knitting, crocheting.. craftisan types who use buttons in your work. This project was one of those 'aha' moments (or in my case, more often a 'ba-DUH'! moment) because really, why didn't I think of this sooner?
Tree branches = wooden buttons.
I always have loved wooden buttons.. the more natural looking, the better.
So now I can just make them instead of paying money at a store!
It's as simple as slicing up a fallen branch.
I got my man to use the chop-saw on it...(thanks Ben)!
Then I drilled two tiny holes into each slice.
Scuffed them smooth on sandpaper.
Spray varnished them.
Cute as a button... because, it is.
I plan to use these on my current sewing projects (like my wrist-warmers, and some scarf cuffs I'm making).
While I still feel silly for not having thought of this 'free' button solution sooner... I feel really liberated for making them now (which probably sounds even sillier) but yeah: making something from scratch is profound.
Using your own two hands.. and power tools... and elbow grease.
Taking the time... instead of a quick fix of a cheap purchase.
There's something beautiful in that.
I think it's called... handmade.
Stay creative, friends.