Wednesday, October 23, 2013

So many buttons

October's Crafty Club was held at Stephanie's home last Wednesday. There are SO many awesome Halloween and Fall craft ideas out there this time of the year, so what a wonderful month to host a craft! 

Stephanie was a great host. She picked out a fun craft and made some delicious desserts that we all enjoyed thoroughly :)

The craft of choice was Button Pumpkins. She found the idea on Pinterest here.

I took a few quick photos on my iPhone:

Getting our drinks...I mean hot glue guns...ready.

S bought old frames at a thrift store. Then she primed and painted them white. We had the option of "shabby chic-ing" the frames with sandpaper if we wanted. I chose to do it and I love how it turned out. 

The ladies intently gluing on the buttons.

We cut out the shape of a pumpkin from orange scrap booking paper, then glued on the buttons.

S found jars of orange buttons at a local craft store.

Obviously I'm not consuming alcohol right now, because I'm preggers, but I DID pour myself a cold Amber O'Douls.

Here's my finished pumpkin. I layered the buttons to give it more depth.

We attached a dark gray piece of scrap booking paper behind the frame. Here you can see how I gave my frame a nice "worn" look :) 

Then we placed the pumpkin in the frame.

Then I added a green stem (a doorknob that S painted) and some curly cues (made from floral wire wrapped around a marker).

Finishing up our masterpieces.

 All done!

My finished pumpkin. I set it on a photo stand and have it on my kitchen island.

And here is a photo of my friend Joy's pumpkin. She placed it on a shelf in her living room.

Every year when I decorate for Fall I'll see this craft and remember the great time I had with my crafty ladies :)

Do you have any cool Fall or Halloween crafts in the works? I'd love to hear about them

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