I love buttons!
I've been working on some new upcycling projects. I found 2 wooden picture frames covered in patterned paper and painted an awful lime green.
I scrapped off the paper, and repainted the frames white, and then covered them with buttons. I have a whole stash of buttons that I bought from a lady at a market - all colours and sizes, but mainly browns, blacks and white - some very old. They were in a mason jar that had the green tinged colour on it, so the jar is probably worth more than the buttons.
I sorted the buttons because I wanted only the white ones. Than I hot glued them to the front and sides of the frame and I quite like how it looks. I think you can pick out the really old ones. Some still have the original thread attached.
The other frame I covered in red/pink buttons in honour of Valentine's Day. These buttons I bought as I didn't have enough of those colours to cover the frame.
I think I like the white one better, but I'll reserve judgment until I have them both completed.