I found a huge bag of vintage buttons at the thrift store and picked up some old Nescafe bottles at an estate sale and created a "Bottle of Buttons".
I always search the garage at estate sales. I found a bunch of these old bottles filled with screws and bolts. I saved the hardware and filled the bottles with vintage buttons.
I printed button labels from Graphics Fairy ( listed under "labels")
Now, I would like to introduce you to my New Best Friend......
Mr. Walnut Ink Spray!
I met him at Jo-Ann Fabrics in the "Stamp art" aisle. Love at first sight!!
I used a spritz of walnut ink on the labels to give them a slight antique look.
I sprayed the jar caps and gave them a spritz of walnut ink also.
I added hand dyed and stamped muslin strips and vintage lace (When I showed the jars to my Mom she said she would like them better without the lace and muslin, maybe?)
Then I just couldn't leave well enough alone! I had to put one of my polymer clay roses on top and gave that a little ink spritz. You can see the tutorial on How to Make the Clay Roses HERE.
Then I added a button...Stop, enough already, Stop, a good crafter knows when to stop!
O.K......... So there you have it, my "Bottle of Buttons", I put them in my antiques booth.
O.K. so, am I the last one to meet Mr. Walnut ink?
Could he be replaced (Look I just met him and I already want to replace him)? Could I just fill a spray bottle with diluted paint or stain? HUMMMM.
What other projects could we use Mr. Walnut ink on?