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Monday, April 2, 2012

button cross

I saw some great Easter pictures on pinterest using buttons, 

Easter egg button craft decor
 Button cross instead?
the ones I saw were made into egg shapes but I thought I would make a cross shape instead.
When I was in Lincraft the other day I saw large packets of buttons for sale and thought these would be perfect, so I bought a packet of mixed pastels.

At the beginning of each day I get out a special activity for the 2 little ones to do while I get organised or help the older ones, as I hadn't set anything up for them I grabbed the bag of buttons and some little baskets and set them to sorting them into colours- they had so much fun- they wanted to tip them all back in and start again!
We made these instead.
What was originally just going to be a project for me turned into a family thing with the three youngest joining in.

 To start  take a piece of card and make a cross template.
Then trace the outline onto a piece of black card.

 Arrange your buttons onto the template

 and when you think it is right

glue them onto the black card with some PVA glue.
 Here are some of our finished ones.

I just need to get some frames and they are all set to give for Easter presents!

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  1. I have seen the eggs too . Loved tehm. Your crosses are terrific for Easter as well.
    Hope youhave a happy and safe one.
    Carolyn xx

  2. What a great idea. I especially love getting the kids involved! Beautiful.

  3. He is risen indeed! Thanks for the idea!


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