Today I am dedicating my post to my aunt who sadly suffers from Alzheimers and is in a care home.
She is the second of a family of eight, my dad being the youngest. They grew up during WWII, in very austere times and as a result my aunt always stored and kept what she could.
My parents had the task of sorting through her possessions and I was gifted with this little treasure trove!
This is the box she kept all her white buttons in. Isn't it so pretty?
And these are just some of the buttons.
So here's a quick tutorial about how simply you can make a button heart.
I took a pipe cleaner - wouldn't you know I was out of white ones!!!!
I just took a couple of strips of linen and tightly wrapped it around the pipe cleaner which I hot glued
together at the ends.
Now we are ready to glue on the buttons. Try to use similar sized buttons. Be warned it is fiddly work!
Glue a piece of cord or thread or ribbon onto the back for a hanger.
I hope you'll agree that the end result is pretty!
Here's where I hung mine for now!
Sincerest thanks to my aunt Sara.
I'd love to hear from you as I'm so glad you came by for a visit!
I also hope to share a homemade heart each day this week so do come back!
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