Thursday, March 4, 2010

Button Button

I love to think "outside of the box".  One of my favorite things to do is find new creative uses for an object--using it for something entirely different giving it a new purpose.  I have repurposed items all over my home.  I wrote about some of them on this post. Today I wanted to share with you my most recent repurposed item.  I am sure you have all seen those sweet little cupcake stands.  You know the ones ment to hold yummy cupcakes at birthday parties.  I had my eye on one at Target for several weeks.  I must have looked at it while shopping with Kate and Emma (the little girls I babysit) because guess what they surprised me with for my birthday.  I was thrilled to receive it and hated to store it away in a closet until I baked some cupcakes.  Then I took a really good look at it and thought how fun it would be used as a rack to store my buttons.  I have shared before how much I love the products sold at Papertrey Ink and their wonderful buttons did not disappoint me.  I ordered several bags and was delighted with their beautiful colors--too pretty to store unseen.  Each little bag of buttons fit perfectly into an 8 ounce ball canning jar which slipped easily into the spaces on the cupcake stand. 


I wanted to be sure to remember the color name of each button set so I printed out these pretty labels by Martha Stewart and sized them to fit on the lid of the jars.  I cut them out using my scalloped Nestabilities circles and adhered them  to each lid.
 
Look how pretty these colors are. Is it any wonder why I wanted to display them.....

Did you notice that there are some empty jars?  Did you also notice that the labels have already been printed with the names of the other colors on my wish list?  (hehehe) 
Do you have any repurposed items in your home? I would love to see your creative ideas!!

12 comments:

Shay said...

What a clever and wonderful way to display and store your button collection. I love the labels you made too. Great idea!

GRAMS said...

I just love it. I am such a button lover. I have been saving them since forever. I even have my Grandma' button and my Mom's. Thanks for sharing

GardenofDaisies said...

What a fantastic way to use the cupcake stand! I have a button collection too, but my colors are all huge jumbled mess, in one big glass canister/jar.

heidi said...

So cute! I love how you put all the elements together, making buttons yummy as cupcakes! I have a cupcake stand, I have buttons, I have jars, I have a printer, but could I have put these all together like you did? LOL (no) Thanks for sharing the idea...let's see what I can do now. ~Hugs, Heidi

(PS I fixed my html code for my Cookie Girl to link back. Thanks again for trying out the first code!)

Celestial Charms said...

Wow, that is certainly a wonderful idea. Your buttons look gorgeous. I have a cupcake rack that I hardly ever use, but unfortunately it doesn't have a rim around them like yours. It is basically flat...but I would love to figure out a way to display my buttons. Love all the colors you have. Those labels are precious, too.
Maureen

Scrap for Joy said...

This came out great...how versitle is that stand? Heidi is right-they look as yummy as cupcakes! Your are the princess of re-purposing Mimi! I love it! xoxo

Just being ME! said...

Great idea Mimi...I love those cupcake stands and never really thought of using it for something other than cupcakes!! Thanks for sharing Mimi!!
~Lisa

daylily777 said...

I love your button display !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Country Dreaming said...

Great idea--love the name and the colors.
I have a button collection but they are all in a big tin that was my Grandmother's. Seperating them might be a good idea.

Melinda

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh my goodness...I've never seen so many happy pictures all in one place. What a happy, happy post. : )
M.L.

Shirley said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful idea. I had never thought about doing something like that. I learn so many different things when I visited my blogging friends. Take care and Have a wonderful weekend.

Mimi Sue said...

Great idea. It's a good way to store the buttons but also the cupcake holder. Love all your red stuff too. Mimi

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