Vintage Button Heart Pillow

Posted on August 27, 2012
Hi, Everyone! When I was back at home visiting my parents a couple of weeks ago, I found a big glass jar filled with vintage buttons that belonged to my grandmother and great-grandmother. There must have been hundreds and hundreds of buttons in the jar, of all different kinds and colors, each carrying a little piece of family history. My mom gave me the buttons to keep, but I didn’t just want to put them in another jar or another box, and so I came up with a way to use them and preserve the memories! I decided to sew them onto a pillow cover that I made out of some old white cotton fabric that had belonged to my grandmother. I love filling our home and surrounding myself with things that hold sweet, precious memories, and bring a smile to my heart every time I see them! Here’s the Vintage Button Heart Pillow I made using the old buttons.
The pillow was very simple to make, all I did was make a plain white cotton envelope pillow cover. I drew a heart on a piece of paper, cut it out to use as a stencil, placed it where I wanted it on the pillow cover and using a pencil, I lightly drew around the heart. Next, I picked out some of my favorite vintage buttons, and using some white thread, I started sewing them onto the pillow cover, filling up the heart.

Happy Crafting, Everyone!

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  • Tani@Tagana Rose August 27, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    What a great idea using buttons!! The pillow looks so gorgeous and chic, yet it’s so nice that it has special memories for you.

  • Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes August 28, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Maria, that is a sweet way to use the buttons from your grandmother. The heart design they make is very appropriate for the story behind the pillow. I have lots of buttons that I have collected so I think I will borrow your idea. Mine won’t have the memories that yours has but I think it would look nice in my bedroom. Thanks for sharing.——— Shannon

    • Maria August 28, 2012 at 10:20 pm

      Aww thank you so much, Shannon! What a sweet comment, I’m so glad you liked the idea! I’m sure your pillow will turn out beautifully! I’m on the hunt for some more buttons too, now! Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great week!

    • Anne & James August 29, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      I LOve it!! I too have a jar of button from my mum. I just have them on a bookself but I love the pillow idea.

  • Alex August 29, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    This cushion is so cute! I love finding new blogs through visitors to my own – lovely slice of the WWW you have here and thank you for your lovely comment on my blog earlier!


  • Nici - Posed Perfection August 29, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    These pillows are so cute. I love that you used vintage buttons. I love the name of your blog too. It reminds me of “You’ve Got Mail”, one of my favorite movies. I am your newest follower. I wanted to thank you for stopping by Posed Perfection and leaving me a sweet note about the Cottage Cheese Pancakes. I hope you enjoy them. It is a different texture from traditional pancakes…almost like a heavy crepe. But, we love them in my house. I hope you’ll visit again and maybe even follow back. Have a great week!

    • Maria August 30, 2012 at 8:50 am

      Aww thank you so much for the sweet comment!! And “You’ve Got Mail” is my favorite movie, hence the name of my blog! :o) I’m following you back and will be trying your pancakes soon! Have a great week!!!

  • Sarah @ 20 State August 30, 2012 at 4:29 am

    I love this! So gorgeous, it makes me smile!

    • Maria August 30, 2012 at 8:50 am

      Thank you, Sarah!

  • Maysem August 31, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Adorable pillow! Love the idea of buttons…gives me ideas:) Pinning it! Also love how it looks with the other pillows… perfect touch!

  • Anonymous December 4, 2012 at 3:31 am

    Hi Maria, the pillow is beautiful… How many buttons did you need roughly? Love the colour scheme you have gone for too 🙂

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