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Like many people who work with fabric, yarn and jewelry, I like buttons. Here are three examples of what to do with buttons besides using them as closures. First we have a ivory colored sweatshirt that was embellished with green embroidery floss and a variety of white buttons (and one yellow star button) attached with red floss.
My sewing/craft room was formerly a bedroom with dark stain on the bi-fold closet doors. When it first became my room to use, I had hopes of changing the doors so I didn't bother using a stain sealer and paint on them. Instead, I camouflaged some of the doors' imperfections with novelty buttons hot glued to the door. It became such a conversation piece, we never did replace the doors.
I looked for a battery operated clock for that room but didn't find anything that I liked. The buttons on the doors worked so well, why not use them on a clock? This clock was originally painted to look like a baseball. It was in the clearance bin for $2. A few coats of white acrylic paint covered up the baseball seams and buttons were glued on for the numerals. The thread, needle, spool, pins and thimble are a combination of Pigma pen, paint and a Sharpie marker. The words near the minute hand are "It's time to sew".
If you hear of that child's game of long ago "Button, button, who's got the button" rest assured...I have it.