Saturday, March 9, 2013


Today a group of Designers from the Designer Crafts Connection are hosting a Blog Hop with Buttons Galore & More!  BGM has generously donated buttons for us to create with. 
The give away from Buttons Galore & More and Viewtanier starts today and ends on March 17th. Leave a comment to enter. There will be a prize for one participating Designer and one Reader who comments. Drawings are random, so leave comments on all the blogs for more chances to win!
We were given a theme of Wedding, so I decided to make a keepsake tin.

Start out with a new or recycled tin in any shape or size, mine was round.  It was already silver, so I decided to put a more modern twist on the gold buttons I received.

Begin by cutting the shank from the back of your buttons with wire cutters.  Then dry fit the buttons on the top of your tin until you are pleased with the composition.  I always take a picture on my cell phone when I have items that are dry fit, so that if I bump or shift the piece I always know what my original design looked like.  Glue each button into place with Aleene's Original Tacky Glue from I Love To Create, then let dry.  This is my go to glue for my craft projects.

The next step is to lightly spray paint your button embellished lid with Krylon's Indoor/Outdoor Primer in White this blocks the base color of your project and primes it to take other types of paints and finishes.  It works on metal, glass, wood, plastic and alot of other surfaces.  I use this primer all of the time. 

Next paint your lid and base to match the color scheme of your Wedding.  I chose to keep it modern and country chic by using Design Master Super Silver to color my container. 

Add two lengths of crocheted lace trim, one around the edge of the lid and another around the bottom edge of the tin.  Secure lace with Tacky Glue, let dry.

Make a tin for each Bridesmaid in your Wedding party and fill with a lovely pearl necklace or earring set that you would like them to wear on the day of your Wedding.  Make a tin for yourself and keep memories of your Wedding Day inside.  I think it would be nice to inscribe the bottom of the tin with the Bride & Groom's names along with the date to truly create a keepsake.

Use the DCC hop button on my right side bar to see hop around many more fabulous button projects!

If you have the time, stop by and see the Buttons Galore & More NEW RELEASES visit the BG&M Blog at and follow them on FaceBook for projects and give aways!

Viewtainer has donated the containers for the contest winners, VIEWTAINER containers have clear walls, come in fun bright colors with an easy dispensing cap and NO spilling! Proudly made in the USA!  To see the complete line of Viewtainer products visit their website at blog and like them on FB at!
Thanks for stopping by!  -Beth


cal8007 said...

Love your tin! Such a bright idea to color the buttons! The addition of the lace makes this project fabulous!

Thanks for the tutorial!

Carmen L

Allie Gower said...

What a GREAT technique. LOVE! Must try this. Your finished project is simply stunning.

trisha too said...

Such a pretty tin--very elegant!


eileen hull said...

Ooh love this Beth! Great idea to spray paint all the same color!