10.22.2008

Button Stamping



I saw this a few years ago in Martha Stewart Living (it was part of their "good things" segment) and have been setting aside miscellaneous buttons and wine corks ever since.

Gather Your Materials:

Various Sizes of Corks (wine, olive oil, etc.)
Various Sizes of Buttons (flat works the best)
Heavy Duty Crafting Adhesive (I used a hot glue gun)
Stamping Ink Pads (In my experience, liquid chalk stamp pads work the best)
Paper to stamp on :)


**adhere the button to one end of the cork using your heavy duty adhesive. Let dry for as long as the adhesive directs. (If you think this might take a while, it might be a good idea to make the stamps the day before you plan to do button stamping-especially if you have kids).

**You are now ready to stamp your paper! This is another excellent craft for kids (the older ones can help you make the stamps). When stamping make sure to press down firmly and if your button's edges are rounded, rotate the stamp from side to side to promote even coverage.

Here are a few photos:

(Far left is my 4 year old daughter's creation- the other two are mine! She did a pretty good job!)

Martha, you have the BEST ideas!

6 comments:

  1. What a fun idea! This could be a cute project for kids to make snowmen.

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  2. Such a wonderful easy idea!! I will have to try this.

    ~ Kellie ~

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  3. I have buttons and wood spools (I can adhere one button to each side) set aside to so this exact project. I was going to use them for clay imprints.

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  4. What a great idea! I'll have to try these.

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  5. I just have to say that Kya's card is my favorite! Sorry, Michelle! :)

    She's got a lot of her mama's creativity. ;)

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  6. Michelle, this is a brilliant idea! I love it. Can't wait to give it a try!
    xo
    katy

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