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I want to dedicate this Cylinder Thursday to all those crafty brides out there. I love some of the new, non-traditional decor trends that utilize something other than flowers. Like buttons!
For all you brides looking for something completely custom and handmade, etsy is the place to go. I discovered etsy a few years back, and it is one of my first stops when I need something original for a wedding. I probably should do a separate blog post on some of my favorite etsy sites... stay tuned for that in the upcoming weeks. But now on to the cylinder!
So this cylinder is a bit more labor intensive than some of the others I have featured, but if you like crafts, this is the project for you.
1. Round up your buttons. I went to Michael's and bought one of their grab bags, I think it is actually called "Grandma's Grab Bag". One bag fills up the cylinder and decorates the outside like you see in the picture. I liked the vintage feel and playfulness of these buttons, but you could do something much more stylized or in line with a color scheme.
2. Pick out buttons you want to attach to the outside. Obviously they need to be flat. And I found that buttons with a diameter of an inch or less work best.
3. Fill up cylinder to desired height with buttons.
4. Attach buttons to the outside using double sided tape. NOTE: when taking the buttons off the cylinder, the tape stays adhered to the button, which is nice when it comes to cleaning the cylinders but makes the buttons unusable again.
I suppose you could do the whole cylinder covered in buttons on the outside, leaving the inside available for a candle...
Here is a way to incorporate buttons in to the escort cards. Easy and cute! You could even use buttons to designate the meal choice if you wanted to be super fancy!
A bridal bouquet made out of buttons, love the black and white color scheme and the vintage lace collar.
A matching button boutonniere for the groom!