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Buttons can help create new decorative accessories

Buttons can help create new decorative accessories

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Brooke Walker, Studio 5 They are a basic, round object most of us use everyday, but buttons can do more than just fasten a shirt or jacket.

You might remember the old game "Button, Button Who's Got the Button?" If you've got the button, you can create some new decorative accessories.

This morning on the show, Studio 5 contributor Jennifer Heslop showed us how.

She showed us how buttons can be used to enhance a fringe on a scarf, a tablecloth or a place mat. It's a simple addition that can really dress up your material.

You can also hot glue buttons to a box or canister. It's a quick way to customize a storage container, or even a basket you have laying around the house.

Filling a glass vase with buttons adds an interesting element of color. It's a good alternative to traditional marbles.

Grouping a bunch of buttons together using string can create a decorative pull for a lamp chain.

And you can also use buttons as a monogram. Simply print a letter stencil off the computer. Trace it onto an object and fill the tracing space with, you guessed it, buttons!

These are a just of few of the projects we showcased today. For more ideas, go to the related link.

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