Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Button Owl Tutorial

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After making 2 versions of the button bird , I decided to try something else. Since I really like owls, that's my next button creation!

You will need the following paper pieces and buttons as shown in the picture above. I used punches to create these shapes, but you could also cut your own.
Arrange the buttons and feet as shown in the picture above. Adhere. I used foam tape for the buttons, that works especially well if the buttons have a center that is lower than the rest of the button. Also, please note that the top button will be covered up completely, so it doesn't really matter what color it is.
Glue the 2 raindrop shapes together to form the head and adhere to the top button.
Add the beak, eyes and belly.
I thought he was missing something, so I gave him wings.
And then I suddenly thought he could use a branch to sit on. So I went to the yard and collected some small twigs... Then I needed to make another pair of feet, since these needed to be glued on top of the branch.
Then, I added a flower to the branch.

I really like the end result. This would be so cute as a card, for a scrapbook page(although I don't think the twig is acid-free...), in a picture frame as wall art, or glued on the frame itself to make a cute picture frame, or ...

What do you think?

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Scrappy Gifts said...

This is fabulous! No idea that this was made with buttons. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!

the lovely paper blog said...

love this idea! that bird turned out darling!!! send me an email if you would ever want to be featured on the lovely paper blog! this tutorial would fit right in since it involves paper! so so cute!


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Its A Blog Party said...

Very cute!
Thanks for linking up!

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

This is the cutest!! Loving your blog, glad you stopped by!
Londen said...

I didn't even realize that was a button until I read the directions. Well done! I wonder if that could be modified to make a necklace? Thanks for posting to my perpetual link party ... please join again soon!