Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Labels, Buttons, and Scrap Paper

What do lables, buttons, and scrap paper have in common? Not much, really. Except that they're the main ingredients in three easy summer projects I have lined up for myself. I'll post some pictures when the projects are done, but don't hold your breath. I've placed a firm project restriction on myself. I cannot start any new projects until my current (unfinished) projects are completed. How responsible of me, right? So for now, I'm just going to keep track of my little project wishlist here.

Vintage Label Magnets:

I'm going to get an assortment of vintage labels (such as these), stick them onto an adhesive magnet sheet, and spiff up my fridge.

Beaded Napkin Rings:
I'm thinking I'll grab a bunch of colorful vintage buttons and wrap them around a simple metal ring. Something fun and dangly, along these lines, but with buttons instead of beads.

Recycled Notebooks:
I've been meaning to make these for a year or more now...ever since I saw this particular Martha epsiode. They'd be perfect to keep near the phone, or in your handbag.

Do you have any summer projects lined up for yourself? If so, I'd love to see photos when you're all done. Hint, hint. :)


Blair said...

OH, those buttons are adorable! Love them.

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

what an adorable, cheerful post!! the buttons are too cute.

Miss Aimee said...

I love vintage buttons!!

Patricia Torres said...

Vintage buttons.. I heart!!! But I have to say.. I want to try the notebook as well.. Off to read the instructions now!! Thanks for sharing this!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I love the button idea, altho I'm not really sure what it's going to look like, but who cares, it sounds adorable! I AM THE WORST at finishing up projects, so I try not to start any more, but just admire others from a distance :)

down and out chic said...

the magnets sound like fun, i want to see how they turn out!

Kotori said...

I'm working on gathering some stuff for some fun summer projects - right now gathering stuff for our cartrip coming up (think long hours & 2 bored kids! ha).

Can't wait to see what all you create!