Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Handmade Sculpey Buttons

Hello and welcome to Wayward Girls' Crafts! I'm so excited you are here. Here's a little bit about myself:

I began scrapbooking in 2006 with a mini album for my husband. Now I have scrapped over 200 layouts. My work is defined with hand-cut embellishments, bright colors, and witty titles. I've found so much inspiration from crafting blogs and want to put it to work! I'm interested in thrifting, decorating, cooking solutions, photography, and papercrafting.


Now on to my craft:

Who didn't love to play with Play-Doh as a kid? All the Wayward Girls certainly did:


Me and Brooke, circa 1991


And I'll let you in on a little secret, I love to play with Play-Doh with my nephew now!

I equate Sculpey to an adult's version of Play-Doh. It was so fun to mess around with for an hour. I decided a few years ago I wanted to make my own buttons and bought some Sculpey for the project. I brought it with me across the country and finally, 2.5 years later, I made some buttons:




For my first time making buttons, I think they turned out great! They may have been a little overcooked so next time I will check them more often. I experimented with a bunch of different household items to cut the circles for the buttons, including a tablespoon measuring spoon, the lid to my facial soap, and the my toothpaste lid. (I ran all of that stuff through the dishwasher and then put it back on) I'd recommend putting paper (not newspaper) on your work area otherwise you'll end up with a colored table, and I'm not sure how easy that is to clean up. Also, try mixing the colors together. I loved the effect I got.

Here's how they look in action:

Isn't my nephew cute?

So now you have some buttons, now what? You can use them on home decor items, scrapbook pages and other papercrafts, accessories and clothing. Go crazy!

This giveaway has ended. The winner is announced here.
Do you want some of your own buttons without actually having to make them? You can win them! You can enter for this giveaway too! It is separate from yesterday's so if you became a follower yesterday, you can enter for that today (or anything else on the list).

You get:
  • One entry for commenting on this blog post.
  • One entry for becoming a follower of our blog, and commenting on this blog post to tell me about it.
  • One entry for following us on Twitter, and commenting on this blog post to tell me about it. (even if you started following us yesterday, you can comment today for an entry)
  • One entry for Liking us on Facebook, and commenting on this blog post to tell me about it. (Even if you liked us yesterday, you can comment today for an entry)
  • One entry for blogging about our new blog, and commenting on this blog post to tell me about it (with a link to your post!).
  • One entry for asking us a question about ourselves, new blog, crazy dreams, whatever.
Keep checking back to meet the rest of my sisters and my mom, to see what else we're giving away, and to see if you're a winner! The sculpey button winner will be announced next Tuesday!

Also, we're linking up to Tip Me Tuesday:
Tip Junkie handmade projects

12 comments :

waymom said...

I follow your blog.

waymom said...

I "liked" you on FB.

Donene said...

What a great idea! Thanks for your nice comments, I am your newest follower!

Mary said...

I've seen it but never tried it, I love the visual off of the white b/g!! New follower :)

Jen said...

I'm a new follower too! I love those buttons - very neat idea!

Martica Designs said...

This looks like fun.....

Sarah said...

I can see some seriously crafty things coming from this blog - I'm definitely coming back - and I'm finding me some sculpey!!

C. K. Bryant said...

What a fun blog. How do you find time to craft? I barely have time to write these days.

Jordan McCollum said...

@Christine—I'm recovering after a draft, so I take time to craft. (Also, I'm a poet!) Also, I sometimes use Sunday evenings for knitting. (Because up to 5 hours of meetings just isn't enough to do for one day! But mostly because I don't write on Sundays.)

I definitely wouldn't be able to blog about crafting if my sisters & mother weren't taking the other days of the week. Plus, they're so creative, I can't wait to see what they've posted!

Thanks for joining us!

Briannasmom said...

cute buttons love the blog way to go girls!!!! i love to play with play doh still with my 5 yr old and i love my clay hmm you inspired me to pull that out and play!!

They call me grandma said...

cute Buttons--How did you make the holes in the buttons?? How will they hold up on fabric and in the washer?? I love pretty buttons and this is a great idea.

Good luck with the blog

Martica Designs said...

Are the buttons I have won done by these beautiful princess' ? If so I will make something real special and send you a pic for them to see what I did with their beautiful art...

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