Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Button Pumpkin

Button Pumpkin by Jeanne Selep
Button Pumpkin view 1

This year I decorated an artifical pumpkin with repurposed old metal buttons to create a unique fall decoration.

Button Pumpkin by Jeanne Selep
Button Pumpkin view 2
Although the project took a lot longer to create than I expected it to, I'm happy with the result.  (Don't you find many "quick and easy" projects take much more time than you expected them to?)

Button Pumpkin by Jeanne Selep
Button Pumpkin view 3
One of the best aspects of the project was sorting through hundreds of old buttons and finding the "cool ones" that called to me.  

Metal Buttons closeup by Jeanne Selep
Metal Buttons close-up - Save for free screen saver
The buttons above with the rooster and the boat stood out from the eagles, shields and anchor buttons.  Can you find the clock face button above?

Metal Buttons closeup by Jeanne Selep
Metal Buttons Closeup - Save for Free Screen saver
There were more men's faces than women's faces, and lion faces were scarce.  Can you find the button above featuring an old style car? 

Button Pumpkin by Jeanne Selep
Autumn Button Pumpkin view 4

Happy Halloween!  I hope you enjoy the autumn season, Halloween and Thanksgiving!   

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bettyl-NZ said...

What a fabulous idea! I love how it turned out!

xinex said...

Oh so pretty and so unique! Love the colors and industrial look!...Christine

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wow! This is so unique and pretty! A definite work of art.

Claire said...

Well I've seen a million and one ways to decorate a pumpkin but I had seen this one before. Well done for finding a truly unique pumpkin decoration.

Pam Richardson said...

I love your button pumpkin, totally unique and creative!

Chas' Crazy Creations said...

Very cute!

Jann Olson said...

I can see why this would take a while. Very unique! And yes, projects always take longer than I think. :) Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Nikki G said...

That is so cool! And I like that its also a "Search & Find" game too. I can imagine hours of fun just looking at this.
:) gwingal

Debra Pashkowsky said...

This is a fabulous idea. It is so elegant looking. I think I would hate to put it away after Thanksgiving.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What a unique thing to do with pumpkins...I love it! I have hundreds of buttons from my days of making button things but I never made a button pumpkin. Those old metal ones are great.

Zaleina said...

Forget about how long this cool project took - how long did it take you to collect these gorgeous buttons?!?

My thrift store addiction said...

Jeanne, I know how much work this was, because I crafted a penny gazing ball for my garden, but wow--the results are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm--pinned!

Amber Harrop said...

The pumpkin looks wonderful

Leanna - Of Faeries and Fauna said...

This pumpkin is stunning, all the different colours and textures of the metallic buttons is so pretty and worth the time it took to put it together. What a interesting way to display your vintage ubtton collection. Love everything about this.

Carrie @ Carrie's Home Cooking said...

This s so cute! We just started the Whisk It Wednesday link party and I thought you might be interested in sharing there too! Thanks, Carrie

My thrift store addiction said...

Jeanne, I wanted to let you know you are being featured at today's Vintage Charm party! Congrats!