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I like big buttons and I cannot lie!

I'm going to let you in on my embarrassing little world for a second. After I wrote the title to this post, I continued singing Baby got Back in my head and I swear Sir Mix A Lot must live somewhere inside me. I remembered the whole dang song. Talk about a waste of brain space. Turn around, stick it out, even white boys gotta shout Baby got Back. Focus Kristy!

I'm still laughing at myself... Ok, big buttons. I picked up this bottom half to a cheese dome at the thrift store the other day. I had originally planned to make a cupcake stand with it but it was a little big.



Can you see that price tag? $0.49 and I think it was 50% off of that.


I decided to make a big button to sit on a shelf my craft studio. This was seriously a 15 minute project and 10 minutes of that was drying time.

I used my cordless drill and one of these (not really sure it's technical name)


to drill four holes in the center.


After a light sanding. I gave it a coat of Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. It is my go-to favorite! Thanks to our crazy hot days, it was dry in less than 10 minutes.

At first I wasn't going to put threads in it


but then I changed my mind. I do that a lot. I just put 2 strands of twine through the holes and tied it off in the back.


And up close


Which way do you like it better? Threads or no threads?

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Megan @ PolishTheStars.com  – (July 18, 2011 at 10:34 AM)  

I love it! It looks great both ways but I think I like it even better with the threads. :)

Katie  – (July 18, 2011 at 10:34 AM)  

This is freaking precious! So simple! What a cute idea - and I love that song too, although I don't know all the words!

Directions Not Included  – (July 18, 2011 at 11:46 AM)  

And now I have that song in my head! LOL! Cute project.

Mel  – (July 18, 2011 at 4:36 PM)  

Cute cute cute. I like it with the threads, makes it look more like a button.

scrapfancy  – (July 20, 2011 at 5:34 PM)  

These are so great and I like the thread. I have one to do also, but do not have one of those "whatsamacallit" also -LOL

theteo5  – (July 21, 2011 at 10:29 AM)  

I love this! Such an awesome unexpected addition to any room. So glad you stopped by my blog, I'm happy to have found yours. :)

Rachel at Holy Craft
http://www.holy-craft.blogspot.com

Jen @ Domesticated Nomad  – (July 25, 2011 at 7:57 AM)  

Oh, good call on the threads...it really makes it even better. Cool idea!

Kim  – (July 25, 2011 at 9:37 AM)  

This is so awesome! I am making an ABC wall for a friends nursery and she wants a button for the "O"...now I know how to make one!

Kim
www.kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com

Terry  – (July 25, 2011 at 12:13 PM)  

I love, love, love this. I can't believe you saw a button out of that cheese dome bottom. I like it better with the threads but it is pretty adorable either way. Nice job.

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage  – (July 26, 2011 at 11:23 AM)  

I love this giant button! I've got several of these dome things around the house....hmmmm.....

Love your blog title, too! Poor Elphaba, so misunderstood.....

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~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage
www.shabbyfrenchcottage.com

Michele  – (October 4, 2012 at 7:30 AM)  

Fantastic idea! thanks for sharing! who makes oil rubbed bronze paint?

Patti the gramma run amuck  – (September 12, 2013 at 4:01 PM)  

love it have been figuring different ways to do this . for my Stitchaholics Anonymous group on facebook

Patti the gramma run amuck  – (September 12, 2013 at 4:02 PM)  

love it have been figuring different ways to do this . for my Stitchaholics Anonymous group on facebook

Patty Roy  – (December 15, 2014 at 7:49 PM)  

Late to the party button time to comment! Ha! I like big buttons too & your blog title! Grew up in KS with a Gma & sister named Dorothy. You ca bet that I will be searching flea markets for the cheese domes as that is the perfect button!!!

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