We’re venturing into uncharted waters today, friends. I’ve not discussed anything fashion-related with you before. Please don’t be afraid (or “afeared”, as I like to say). This post is just a tip-toe into a new use for vintage buttons. And, it’s going to be fun!
A friend and I shopped a few weeks ago and stocked up on several clothing items and scarves. I don’t know what I was thinking! I love scarves. Through the years, I’ve only collected about a thousand (slight exaggeration), so I don’t need any more. Not one more. Nada.
Besides the quantity factor, these days of “power surges” aren’t conducive to wearing a scarf. When I decide to be fashionable and wear one anyway, it’s on and then off, on and then off…you get it, right? I’ve learned to wear them hanging extremely loose. Still not ideal, but it’s better than hugging around my neck.
The day of our shopping, I bought an infinity scarf, which as you probably know, is one huge loop. No neck-hugging there. I wanted to dress it up with something unique and different.
After I decided the what (my grandmother’s vintage button), the question was how.
Get ready…it’s so ordinary, not fancy at all.
It’s not rocket science. Anyone can do it. And everyone has the tool. Who doesn’t have at least a couple of leftover twist-ties in a kitchen drawer?
To turn a vintage button into a scarf button, simply insert a twist tie through the thread holes in the button.
Gather the scarf, wrap the twist tie around, and twist the ends together. Can you believe I just said that? As if you needed me to tell you how to do something so easy!
You may have even done this before. It’s new to me, though, since I’ve never used an old button this way.
The twist-tie stayed intact all day, even with all the removing and replacing over my head.
Power surges are so much fun. :-/
Do you wear scarves often? Do you have power surges, too? (If you do, I’m so sorry!)
See? Wasn’t that fun?