Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Wooden Buttons




Remember a few days ago I was talking about sneaking into Mr Husband's workshop to use his tools for making buttons?
Well, they are done. I needed to make fast a bunch for a friend, so I grabbed the hand saw and cut around 30 slices from a piece of wood laying around. I cut some square ones and some round ones.
Sanded them down a bit ...all by hand done this...ouch my fingers! And then went on to embellish some of them. Put a coar of lindseed oil, which is just natural oil taken from the flax plant so all very eco here!
Lastly I drilled some holes.


This is such a nice little project. So relaxing, simple and you can do so much to and with them!
If anybody wishes a more detailed step by step, say it!

5 comments:

red2white said...

Yes, please!!! Step by step! I haven´t worked with wood yet and don´t have DIY husband, but this is marvelous, Marian!!!! I so love them! Let´s do a trade!

terracota said...

genial! que buen aspecto tienen, seguro que al tacto son aun mas seductores!
felicitaciones

florcita said...

Monika... will come no problem! If you want some let me know and I will send them to you!

Terracota...tengo miles de ideas con los botones y poco tiempo!

Wendren said...

Wooden buttons are great. I found that when I 'oiled' them they swelled. I did not try linseed oil though, so I try that next. Thanks.

ingermaaike said...

Fabulous buttons!