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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Button Ball Tea Cup

I don't know about you, but I love buttons, especially vintage ones. Over the years I had collected quite a few. Anytime I see them, I can't resist. Recently, I found several containers at a yard sale of just white ones. Most of them weren't old, but I love the pearl look of some of them. What to do with them?

I had also purchased 4 Styrofoam balls for 25 cents. I wanted something for my vintage painted White Clad side table that I posted. I created this button ball and put it in a tea cup.
Eclectic Red Barn: Button Ball Tea Cup

It is easy to create and fun. I ended up adding in some other colors, but it would be nice in all white too.

You will need the following materials:
Styrofoam ball (mine were 3 inches)
Pins (I used ones with a large white head)
Eclectic Red Barn: Supplies needed to make button balls

These white pins were great for adding more depth to the buttons and held them in place.
Eclectic Red Barn: Large White head pins
I don't have a picture of placing the buttons on, but just started with one and then keep adding. I overlapped some of the buttons. I did not put pins in every hole.
Eclectic Red Barn: Button Ball in a Tea Cup
You want to use white Styrofoam balls. That way if you don't fill it in completely, all you will see is the white of the ball. 

It is a nice addition to my side table.
Eclectic Red Barn: Button Ball Tea Cup on side table

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