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the black button garland revisited

October 2, 2011

Last October I made a very simple garland to decorate the fireplace mantel from a strand of black ribbon and a handful of black buttons.  Buttons are just cute no matter what.

I pulled it out last night and reevaluated because I have more supplies on hand at the moment.   So I assembled the garland again with a few more ingredients.

1, 2 & 3:  Assorted black buttons, jute twine and hemp string.

4 & 5:  Black ribbon and home sweet homemade paper cowboy boots.

Autumn in Texas, mi amigos y amigas.

Simple, seasonal and just stinkin cute.

Those little boots and buttons always make me smile.

Happy autumn 🙂

Thank you for dropping in, I appreciate your company so much!




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16 Comments leave one →
  1. October 2, 2011 2:11 pm

    Diane, this garland is sooooooooooo cool-looking!

    “Buttons are just cute no matter what.”

    You said it!

    LOVE the cowboy boots too!

    Great photographs! I like how you cropped the third photo down.

    Happy Autumn, my dear friend! This is the first weekend that it’s actually started to feel like fall weather. I love it!

    Have a great Sunday!

    X to you and Cristybella!

  2. October 2, 2011 7:39 pm

    I have boxes full of buttons that I don’t know what to do with… maybe I should experiment a little. Maybe I could use my imagination.

  3. October 2, 2011 11:48 pm

    What a clever idea! 🙂

  4. October 3, 2011 1:31 am

    So simple and sweet…perfect 🙂 Laurel

  5. October 3, 2011 4:56 pm

    What a fantastic garland!

    I would love for your to post this gem up on my Fall In Love linky party on Wednesday.

    Until then come by and see a spectacular new spice cabinet.

  6. Mel permalink
    October 4, 2011 1:46 am

    Okay……that’s just too stinkin’ cute!

    And you’re right–how can you lose with buttons?

    But the boots?! AWESOME!

    You toss ’em all together….it’s just too stinkin’ cute.

  7. October 4, 2011 1:59 am

    This is such a cute idea, and very unique.

  8. October 5, 2011 12:09 am

    adorable! swing by anytime.


  9. October 5, 2011 6:06 pm

    That’s perfect! You have a magic way with buttons!! And that cowboy boot is fantastic!!

    Thank you so much for linking up to my Fall In Love party.


  10. October 6, 2011 3:37 pm

    Oh my gosh! I LOVE this!!! 🙂 Our house is decorated pretty much all western too! Something like this would look so good! Stopping by from the Centsational Girl Fall link up!

  11. October 6, 2011 4:51 pm

    Hi there- found you through the hop and am a new follower. I recently made a seashell garland using garden twine ( I hope you have time to follow my life in South Africa by

    I hope you are having a great week!

  12. October 7, 2011 1:38 am

    This is such a cool garland! Thanks for sharing it at my Bewitching Craft link party over at!

  13. October 8, 2011 6:03 am

    That looks really cute! Thanks for sharing this idea 🙂

  14. Ashley permalink
    January 17, 2012 8:34 pm

    This is really cute! But how do you make the home made boot? 🙂

    • January 17, 2012 10:13 pm

      hi Ashley,
      I cut my own shapes from cardstock, usually junk mail postcards. Then I weave together a mixture of thin stripes of paper (catalog paper works great) and glue the “fabric” to one side of the boot. Trim the edges to the shape of the boot and brush on mod podge to hold everything together. Then repeat for the other side.


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