Friday, 2 March 2012

Upcycling with buttons

Some of my navy blue hand made buttons.
I've just replaced some boring plastic buttons on a cardigan with some handmade ones and it looks completely different. The easiest way to upcycle something old is to change the buttons. Some people do this routinely. They buy a jacket from a High Street shop and then put good buttons on it to make it look much more expensive. I prefer old buttons to new ones - unless they're handmade.

In Handmade Happiness there are hundreds of small old buttons for 25p each. There are big old 'statement' buttons for £1 each and, of course, lots of handmade buttons which are also £1 each - and fully washable.
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