Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Buttoned-Up in Style........... gift wrapping

As you know by now, I am a big believer in hunting around in your own closet for stylish gift embellishments. In my last post seen here, that sparkly bauble was a button if you can believe it! Spare bits of sparkle (single earrings), brooches, bracelets, even pearly and colourful strands which I am working on right now. Next up was the box of random buttons that we all store away so I was delighted when I saw this most lovely of buttoned-up gift packages on this beautiful blog right here. They certainly close a gift parcel up beautifully, don't you think? So special on a gift envelope too. Now go see what buttoned beauties you already have on hand.

Photos from here


  1. Oh Sande,
    Yet another wonderful idea for our gifts. I have lots of odd buttons so, I shall definitely be using this pretty idea. You give me so much inspiration.
    Thanks so much for your lovely comment and for being so supportive. Much love. XXXX

  2. I love that idea Sande. You know how you sometimes find a bunch of pretty vintage buttons...now I know what to do with them.

  3. Oh, Sande, this post speaks to me! I collect vintage buttons, and I use them A LOT in gift wrapping. Not only are they pretty, they make the ribbon or string hold nicely. I also use vintage beads and other sewing notions. I've even used vintage measuring tapes and seam-binding tapes to make bows.

    I love these pretty packages, especially the envelope! xoxo Gigi

  4. I do this too! I add fun or elegant buttons ( depending on the gift). Your packages look lovely. A beautiful gift starts on the outside. Big Hugs!

  5. Great idea! I love that you give credit where credit is due, so refreshing and makes me like you even more!

  6. Hi Sande I just came over from Claudia's and love what you have created from your button collection, lovely!!

    Art by Karena

  7. Fabulous, as ever Sande... I have a large button collection and now know how I shall wrap presents this Christmas!


    Jo xx
    Eliza Interiors & Design

  8. Darling!
    It's nice to see your header back. I missed it!

  9. What a wonderful idea!! I collect buttons, now another great idea to use them for!!

    Thanks Sande!!

    Huggs, Nancy

  10. Blessings and much love

    Jeannes Bliss Blog

  11. That's such a sweet and elegant idea, especially since I have (as somebody who does so much sewing) many buttons just waiting to be used for something really nice... Great inspiration, thanks :-)

    PS: Thanks for adding me to your blog roll xo

  12. Marvelous idea. I am forever seeing wonderful vintage buttons in my travels, so next time I will grab some and try out this idea. Of course, these jumbo sized ones make the gifts even more amazing!

  13. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts.Any way I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon.


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