Monday, 21 September 2009

Buttons to Dye for!!!!







Did you know that you can dye buttons?
Take some plain white buttons....












Add some
beautiful
dyes, mustard,
brown, pumpkin
any color...
and voila'........
beautiful
colored buttons!!!!

25 comments:

LiLi M. said...

I didn't know that! I have a zillion white buttons, but maybe 10 pink ones, better change these numbers! Thanks for the tip!

Anna said...

yes I did.
I use Stamping ink for it...and did you know you can stamp on it to get an image on it too?
very nice when you scrapbook or making cards!!!

silvia said...

wow, it's funny make this!! good idea ^_^ thanks

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hi French Bear!
I wonder if you are still interested in the letter swap? I've had a message from someone called "Half an Acre" who would like to take part. At the moment I can't find a link to her blog, so I'll be leaving a message on mine to see if she comes back. If she does find her way back, or someone else is interested before that, I will certainly match you up. Let me know if you'd like that.
Have a good week
Denise x

Lori said...

no, i did not know that...how cool!!! thanks for the info!!!

Mayflower said...

Hello dear blogfriend, I didn't no that, ohhh you've so many buttons and the results are wonderful.
I wish you a very nice week.
Lovely greetings, Mea

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello

I love collecting buttons. You have a beautiful selection there, how fun to be able to dye them too.
Isabelle x

Charlene said...

WOW! I would have never thought... What's the secret? Are you gonna tell us? Love the colors you have here. Hope you are having a great week. I am finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel & I don't THINK it's a train! I am getting excited about going to Round Top next week. How are you feeling?

Heather said...

Whoa! Those look great! This is excellent to know!

Jodie LeJeune said...

What? Are you serious? Well color me silly, I didn't know that!!!! That is so cool! I didn't know plastic could dye!!!! I wish I didn't have to go to work today, I want to try it. I'll be thinking about this all darn day ;)

everything vintage

Thank YOU!!!

DeeDee said...

What....well isn't that just a awesome idea....just any kind of dye works? I need some tother colors ehre...thanks for the great tip....

visit me at : deedeescraftspot.blogspot.com

Coastal Sisters said...

I didn't know you could do this! How wonderful if you can't find the right color! Thanks for sharing Margaret!

LuLu~*xoxo

Deb said...

I didn't know that you could do that, but now I do. Thanks so much for posting this. I have a ton of white buttons that I now know what I'll do with them.

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hello Margaret
I'm so pleased you are still interested in the letter swap!! I'm going to make a link straight away on my post which lists the swap partners. I'll be matching you with "Half an Acre".
Have fun letter writing!
D x
PS: No need to send your email address now!

Lynn said...

I had no idea!!
I never occurred to me that buttons could be dyed!
Thanks, I learn so much from my bloggy friends!

Lisa said...

Buttons are great!Yours looks so sweet!
hugs, Lisa

Cindy said...

i had no idea! you've opened up so many options for me now! :D

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

I had NO idea you could dye buttons!! that is amazing!!! thanks for sharing this with us. We learn something new every day.

xo

June said...

I'm with everyone else on this one. I had no idea. Buttons are so expensive so it's great to know this. I laughed at your housework post, because that is just what I should be doing instead of sitting here visiting all my friends in blogland. But this is so much more fun.
So glad that you came by, because now I have another one to keep me from my housework.
Hugs,
June

Diane said...

Gorgeous colors. You're so creative? Where do you find the time?

Jientje said...

Maybe I'm stupid, or else I'm missing something here, but HOW do you do that?

Lynn said...

I have dyed wooden buttons with coffee before but not this type of button, thanks for the tip :)

Jann said...

I never knew you could do this! Thanks for the wonderful, fun idea! I will have to try it--

Denise said...

Hey ..... did not know that....... what kind of dye? Ritz or what.... I have tons of white buttons that I have collected over the years...... I am going to try that...... BUT tell me what kind of dye!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

How cool is that! I never knew that you could do it.
bunny hugs,
shell