03 October 2012

MCT 3D Wednesday: Button, Button

by Veronica

Halloween is quickly approaching and I've been hard at work decorating inside and outside to prepare for the holiday. Last year was my first time really decorating for Halloween and my decor supply is pretty low. To add to last year's decorations, I've been traveling to my local dollar stores and Salvation Army to find cheap items I can use to spook up the house.

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For today's 3D Wednesday, the My Creative Time Design Team was asked to create a 3D project incorporating buttons. Not long ago, I pinned a beautiful letter frame on Pinterest - knowing it would come in handy one day. And it did!

I purchased this frame from Salvation Army for $3. It was a brassy gold. But I knew that with a little black spray paint, this baby would be PERFECT! What is great about this frame is that the 'photo' sits far back in the frame while the glass is pressed against the front. Similar to a shadowbox. I knew that this configuration would allow me to use buttons and STILL have the glass in the frame.

After laying out my buttons on my card stock for a 'dry run', I glued them into place. Of course, I used an "H" for "Halloween", but you could use any letter or even spell out a word (...wouldn't "Boo" be perfect?).

I added the black shadow around the card stock with my Tim Holtz Distressing Tool and some black ink. I also stamped the bats and spider from MCT's Treats For My Sweet.

This colorful frame looks great on our foyer table along with some other Halloween decorations!

Be sure to swing by the My Creative Time blog to see what Emma and the other designers have up their sleeves for today.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica


  1. Super cute, Veronica! I love this look!!!

  2. Very unique, Love it! I just love buttons and this would be very cute for scrapping the names of the Grandchildren's first page.

    Great ideas for the front hall-what a cool way to use that white box of drawers.

    Love ya,


  3. ADORABLE. I love this idea and you are SO good at finding frames and such to paint up and alter perfectly. Awesome job. Hugs- Glora

  4. Wow Veronica!! This is just so cool!! Love it and I love your spooky decorations!! What kind of potions are in those test tubes? lol!! TFS!

  5. Veronica ~ OMG! I LOVE this idea! What a GREAT way to use buttons let alone all my Halloween buttons I have! Lift material!! Cute background too with the bats!! Great idea!!

  6. This is so cute. And here I was thinking that "H" was the initial of your last name...lol. This came out Great! Smooches...

  7. Super cute! I love the multicolor buttons, and the bats were a perfect touch:)

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

  8. GREAT job with your Halloween project Veronica!looks AWESOME!!!:)

  9. Who knew a $3 frame and some buttons would look so good. Great job with your 3D button project.
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  10. I love how you found something old and brought it back to life!! I am always picking up frames at garage/yard sales! I need to pull one out and make this such a great idea! Hugs, Leanne

  11. Wow! I love this! The H made of buttons is perfect, and would be a perfect Halloween decoration! Great job!

  12. What a beautiful Frame!!Love buttons!Buttons and Mycricut...I cannotbe without!!
    Enjoy your weekend,


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