What can be done from old or unnecessary buttons?
Simple home decor
First, you should decide which bouquet you want to receive - lush and wide, or consisting of several flowers. Let's start with the last option, which, oddly enough, requires great effort.
The master class begins with the search for the stem. A wooden skewer or a knitting needle can be used for it, but it is better to use wire. Understanding why to use just such material is not difficult - after all, you can flexibly change its configuration, bending the stems at will. It is especially good to use wire stalks for children who can develop their imagination and artistic abilities, trying to make a variety of compositions.
The stems need to be painted a certain color,as the master class involves the creation of naturalistic flowers with green stems, however, you can choose a different shade depending on your taste preferences.
Now it's time to do the buttons themselves, from which the flowers will be composed. For the middle we choose the brightest button, but we try to do without unnatural shades. The best options are the following colors:
- bright green;
If you have a lot of small buttons, it is better to use them for the design of the petals. Otherwise, it is worth choosing a not very bright dense fabric.
We also need heavy paper, for example, drawing paper. We draw on it the contours of a flower with petals - remember, it should not be too big, so that the design does not start to roll because of its own weight. Now the master class will require you to cut out the resulting paper flower and paint it in the desired color, unless, of course, the petals should not be white. Glue the largest button to the center, and around it - a fabric of the corresponding shade, or small buttons.
Now you just have to fix the resulting flower on the stem,using glue or a small wire loop, and install the resulting design in the pot, and the original decor for the house will be completely ready!
When a child brings a task from kindergarten to make an appliqué, it is not necessary to take on the colored paper, which is annoying to everyone, from which it is very difficult to make something neat and original. Instead, show your kid a master class on applications from buttons, fabric, beads and other original sizes. In this case, the buttons, due to their large size, will play the main role in the plot of the picture.
For younger children, you can use simple drawings, for example, a lawn with a tree and a house in the distance, but by 5-6 years you can already choose full-fledged paintings depicting animals, natural landscapes and even people. However, the more complex the picture, the more it should be button colors, so you should prepare for such subjects in advance.
First you need to take a sheet of paper and draw on it a preliminary sketch, as clearly as possible outlining the boundaries of each object. After drawing it, take the buttons of different colors and try to attach them to a particular area, assessing how the colors will be combined.When the optimal composition is found, sign each selected area and start creating a picture.
If the drawing is large enough and the paper is not too dense, it is advisable to stick it on a piece of cardboard or other durable material. Now the master class will require you to use glue - you need to firmly secure each button on the surface, making sure that it does not come off when shaking and a slight jolt.
By the way, the resulting picture can be inserted into the frame, which will also be decorated with buttons.
Let's return once again to the plot selection. If you do not want to face great difficulties and carefully select colors, you can use simple silhouettes of certain objects, animals and people, evenly filling them with buttons of different shades, as shown in the figure. And you can create real rainbow pictures, whose appearance certainly will not leave anyone indifferent!
Buttons make excellent necklaces and necklaces - and not only for children, but also for adults who prefer a free style with original accessories.
To do this, you will need about 20-30 buttons, which should be arranged in order in advance, checking that they are perfectly combined with each other by color. In addition, you will need a thick thread and a needle, in the eye of which you can thread it. For an adult, the length of the thread should be approximately 150 cm, for a 6-year-old child - 60-70 cm.
Measure from the end of the thread 40 cm (for an adult), or 25 cm (for a child), and tie a knot on it. Thread the opposite side into the needle and start work. The first button should be put on the back side of the thread - the needle should go through one hole and then return to the other to form a small loop. The second button is set on the front side, and then they alternate with each other.
Repeat the procedure until you get the decoration of the desired length. It's very fun to do this with children, because they are always trying to experiment, trying to combine different colors of buttons together.
Then we need to make a fastener - and such that the length of the finished necklace can be adjusted depending on what item of clothing you wear it.To do this, you will need a button with the largest diameter of the hole, because you will have to thread the thread twice through it.
Take the two ends of the thread and pull them with a needle through a button-fastener, leaving tails about 10-12 centimeters long.
Now reapply each end of the thread and stretch from the same side. The threads will move quite hard, because the diameter of the holes is not enough for their free movement - however, this will be our goal.
Tie knots on them in such a way that they correspond to the maximum length of the decoration. To reduce the length of the necklace, you only need to pull the tails and choose the desired position.
It is easy to open such a fastener to change the buttons on the jewelry, so you can constantly experiment and put into practice your artistic abilities.