Thursday, 26 March 2015

Bits, Bobs and Buttons

This is Tonic Studios Tivoli unit that I decorated to make a little button storage unit. It should be on Create and Craft TV today.  I created the little button handles myself.
I used my new best friend (I know, I really should get out more )Beacon  Fabric Tac glue. It's really strong, and not just good for fabric as I have discovered. I always save the two little reels that come inside dental floss...and as you can see I had 24 of them. I glued these to the back of the buttons and left them overnight to cure properly.
I then inserted little brass screws into all the drawers...this is a kind of backwards way to do it, but it worked. The screws were a touch long, so I made up the space at the back of the drawer front using little eyelets.
I then filled in the cavity in the reel with hot glue and pressed it into place on my drawer front, holding it until it was set. The screw is then embedded into the hot glue and so it gives it a firm grip on the drawer. It worked a treat. This would be an ideal unit for sorting out all your pretty buttons.
There are so many other ways you can make up these units too. 
Wherever your imagination takes you! 


  1. I absolutely love this unit.... was a pleasure to take it onto the show... Love your way of making the little handles too! Never even thought of that!


Hi there, I really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me. Thanks for dropping by. I enjoy reading all your comments.