Using cork to-day was a splendid challenge. I made the buttons from a wine cork sliced thinly and punched with two holes. Be sure to soak the cork in boiling water for about half an hour so it will slice easily and smoothly without flaking. The pearl buttons are sewn on the card made from a piece of recycled packaging. The sewing thread (bakers twine) is actually cotton yarn for knitting dish cloths. I also used one of the cork buttons as the closure on the treat holders.I gave to my Stamp Girls for our Easter meeting. The package is a #4 coffee filter (not used) stamped and folded. I saw this idea in the latest edition of Green Crafts from Stampington. Wish I had thought of this myself but unfortunately I am not quite that smart!
Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014 GMT Views: 1052
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 68506
Thu, May 01, 2014 @ 11:48 AM
Cork buttons - totally fabulous. Umm, I think I just threw a cork out into the compost. Never mind - there'll be another one along soon....I love the vintage feel of this, and the little scissor charm is so sweet.
Registered: April 19, 2006 Location: Waterford, WI Posts: 19366
Thu, May 01, 2014 @ 5:46 PM
I thought I didn't have cork, but I think I have way too many wine corks and never know what to do with them. What fine buttons have here and I do believe I have to CASE them. Thanks for the instructions. This is an awesome creation.