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Buttons and Bows...

Here's my make for the Let's Craft and Create challenge - Buttons and Bows.

I told you I had the Mod Podge bug.  I've used old book paper to Mod Podge a terracotta plant pot - I gave it a coat of white acrylic paint first. I made the topiary using a styrofoam ball as the base and added lots of flowers die cut from handmade paper to give them some texture.  I  added pearly buttons to the flower centres and fixed them to the ball with pearl head pins.  I thoroughly enjoyed making this, a nice change from cards.

You could be seeing some more of these, I've got 4 more styrofoam balls, it was cheaper to buy 5 than just 1 and I do love a bargain!
I only wish I could get a decent photo of it - it's really dull here today I might try again later.
Check out the Let's Craft and Create blog for some more 'Buttons and Bows' projects from the DT, and don't forget you get a fortnight to join in the fun and there's a lovely prize on offer for one lucky entry.  We'd love to see you over there.

Handmade Cotton Rag Paper from Paperchase
Styrofoam Ball from Ebay
Wooden Kebab Stick
Pearl Head Pins and Pearl Buttons
Cotton Ribbon
Tiny Blooming Sentiments from Pink Petticoat


  1. this is so clever Vicky, great idea and so neat looking too

  2. this is amazing!!! love it Vicky ♥

  3. What a beautiful project and would make a lovely wedding table decoration. :)

  4. Beautiful Vicky, the flowers are just gorgeous. xx

  5. This is a beautiful project - the old book paper looks fab (and much cheaper than Decopatch papers). I was thinking how beautifully photographed it was - lol x

  6. Another wonderful project Vicky, love it !


  7. Really nice Vicky - would great as table centre at weddings. Mary G x

  8. What an awesome idea, it looks really great. I'm going to give Modge Podge a go sometime soon when I get time, I've seen heaps of great ideas for using it as well.

  9. Beautiful Vicky, this is so pretty and what a great addition to any home.
    Katie x

  10. Ooooh - I would love one of these for my kitchen windowsill - it really is gorgeous. It's years since I used Mod Podge - it was all the rage for decorating candles with patterned napkin layers.
    Have been taking a peek at your lovely blog, after seeing your work on LIM. Love your creative style.
    Sylvia x

  11. Ooooh stunning floral creation Vicky.... love that colour too!

    Christine x

  12. WoW! This is Stunning! What a Fabulous creation.....LOve LOve LOve it.


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