Friday, 26 April 2013

It's for the Birds~

Buttons Galore & More thought it would be a fun to have a Spring Challenge between the Button Bevy (the Buttons Galore Design Team). In one of our glorious boxes of goodies, each of us got a different little bird house. It was up to us to decorate these sweet little bird homes. I love a good challenge. Being as I am mainly a paper crafter, I stuck with what I know. After painting the house white, I covered nearly the whole thing with different patterned papers by Teresa Collins, her Memories Collection, which I adore.

The bulk of my buttons were used to shingle the roof. Just like shingling an actual house I started at the bottom and used a fast drying liquid glue to adhere them. Then worked my way up.

Products Used:

  • Orange Buttons~ Buttons Galore & More
  • Teresa Collins~ Memories Collection Patterned Paper
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Heart Punch
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Teal Mini Gems

Check out the Buttons Galore & More blog to see links to the other designers' blogs and all the info on how to vote for your favorite. There are prizes to be won. For a chance to win, participate and vote!
Here are links to some of the other designers' posts:
Holly- Ribbons and Glue
Mai- Creando con Detalles
Angie- The Country Chic Cottage
Allie- My Card Party
Jen- 100 Directions

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed our crafty little bird homes.


  1. SO cute, Tracy! I almost did a button roof but didn't have enough of the same color, same size. Yours looks so good!

  2. adorable birdhouse and birdie :)! thanks for sharing! *hugs* and much aloha, steph :)

  3. This is totally way to adorable. Love what you did and how it turned out! We are all winners!

  4. Really pretty! Love all the details and the roof is Fab! Holly :-)

  5. The buttons work great as shingles! Nice job!

  6. Tracy, this is adorable!

  7. Hi Tracy!

    WOW!! You have done an awesome job on this challenge! I love the papers and of course the use of the orange buttons! I also love the bird you made...he's too cute!
    Thanks for sharing, & have yourself a great day! :)
    Sue O

  8. Love the button shingles! Brilliant idea!

  9. L♥ve it, voting for yours! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  10. Tracy, I have to say, I wondered whether I should even visit the other blogs in case I liked another birdhouse better. I didn't want to have to vote for someone else... but I should have never doubted you, you always deliver the most fabulous designs!

    I especially fell in love with the button roof and the little birdie... I hope you will share the template for the little guy... He is super cute :)

    I see a multi-media class idea perhaps???


  11. Gorgeous Tracy love the button shingles so creative .

  12. Your birdhouse is ADORABLE! Any little birdie would feel so happy to live there...

    Congrats on a great job

  13. cute, cute cute!!!!!
    Job well done

  14. Loooove the birdie house. Especially the shingles.

  15. This is so adorable!! Love all the detail that you gave it and the colors are perfect!
    Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing!


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