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Creative Ways to Use Wooden Buttons for Crafts

Who doesn’t remember visiting grandmother or elderly relatives and being given a box full of buttons to play with? Today this idea has extended to craft and there is a whole bunch of uses for the humble button. Collecting or buying wooden buttons for crafts gives you many possibilities to create beautiful, and useful objects and can be a fulfilling and relaxing hobby as well. Wooden buttons can jazz up furnishings and clothes giving them a cool craft look and a whole new lease of life!

How to Use Wooden Buttons

Wooden buttons can add texture to artwork. How about fixing wooden buttons to signs or boxes? Whether it is grandmother’s garden room or a special treasure box for children, the addition of wooden buttons makes the whole effect more special and real for the recipient.

Wooden buttons for crafts can look fantastic on knitted objects such as handbags or jumpers. Adding some beautiful wooden buttons can transform the most ordinary of knitwear into a designer piece. A cool scarf with some classy wooden buttons not only fixes the scarf in place, it looks good too.

Using wooden buttons to liven up household furnishings such as cushions is simple to do and is surprisingly effective. Just stitch on some large size wooden buttons to your furniture pieces, and you will be amazed at how classy these now look.

You can buy wooden buttons for crafts, and there are a stunning array of designs available. They are so attractive, they can be displayed as an original piece of art. Alternatively wooden buttons can make attractive jewelry pieces, which are fun to make and great to wear. Choose brightly coloured wooden buttons to make your own button bracelet. You can add colors to make a special matching bracelet for an outfit or go for general multi-colored style.

More on Wooden Buttons

Although we tend to think of buttons as being round, you do have a wide range of shapes and styles to choose from. Go wild! We have seen wooden buttons in the shape of the statue of liberty, butterflies, flowers, hearts, and anything else you can think of.

Buttons can be beautiful, and you can use them to create pictures and collages and signs. Because wooden buttons are so varied, creating a mosaic effect from buttons is a great way to create a fabulous piece of artwork without the hassle of cutting tiles. All you need is a support for your artwork, such as a piece of board, a supply of buttons, and a glue gun. Armed with this and your own imagination, you and your friends will be amazed at results.

Wooden buttons for crafts are on sale from any major retailer such as Amazon or specialist hobby shop. You can also use buttons from old clothes or buy button collections from thrift shops. Creating artwork from buttons is an extremely satisfying hobby that does not cost you the Earth to start and requires no special skill either, apart from your imagination.

Unique Antlers Crafts Ideas for Hunters

Most people agree that antlers look best when they are still on the living deer, but if you like hunting and enjoy all that delicious meat, finding something to do with the antlers is not only ecological, because it avoids waste, but it can look great too. There are some inventive examples of antlers crafts that may help to inspire your own creativity.

Try These Antlers Crafts

First up, why not go the whole hog and leave the antlers attached to the head and mount it in your living room? You will need to visit a taxidermist to clean out the head and stuff it and to add some false eyes, but who isn’t going to be impressed by the sight of this magnificent animal? In addition, it is a great conversation starter.

You can also use the antlers to make attractive coat hangers and hat stands. These can look fantastic in a rustic house.  Alternatively, why not use the antlers to make a decorative table lamp stand? You can either place the lamp inside the antlers, creating a great lighting effect, or use them as a stand.

Deer antlers make fantastic supports and door handles. Why not fashion a gun cradle from your deer antlers? This is very appropriate if you enjoy deer hunting and is in the similar spirit that our ancestors used to make weapons and hunting equipment from bones, teeth, and antlers from their prey.

Antlers crafts can be used in numerous ways all around the home, and they can look great. Don’t forget the kitchen. The shape of antlers leads to them being just perfect as pot and utensil holders. They make great handles for cupboards as well.

More Decorative Antlers Crafts

One way where antler crafts really score is when they are just used as decorative objects. You can make great Christmas wreaths for your door (although this may upset Santa and younger children) and maybe add other hunting trophies such as feathers. For a bolder statement, why not use the whole skull as a centrepiece?

Deer antlers also make great dream catchers and hanging mobiles. The bones will chink together in even a light wind, so they can provide a peaceful sound that is not creepy at all.

Using antlers crafts to create household objects and decorations gives you an added dimension to your hunting. These beautiful natural objects can look fantastic in your home, and bring some of the great outdoors inside.

For any keen hunter, it is important to use all the meat and the by-products and when you make objects from deer antlers, you are tapping into an ancient history. Deer antlers have been used for numerous purposes since prehistoric times, so doing this yourself is a great way to connect with our ancestors.