Thursday, August 25, 2011

Button Monogram Tutorial - Cocktails and Crafts

Today we got back on track with Cocktails and Crafts. It has been forever because people were busy having babies! Now that all the new people are here we are ready to craft and drink.

The drink today was a classic mojito. Here is Food Network's recipe.

  • Ice
  • 6 ounces light rum
  • 12 mint sprigs, or spearmint, 8 roughly broken apart
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • Club soda
  • 4 slices lime
Place ice in beverage shaker then add in the rum, 8 broken up mint sprigs, lime juice and sugar. Shake well and serve over ice in a high ball glass. Top off each glass with a splash of club soda.
Garnish each with a slice of lime and a sprig of mint.

Today's craft was button monograms. We saw some great ones on Pinterest and knew we had to give it a shot. 
Step One: Create an outline of your letter. I used Photoshop and printed it on card stock. I think a block letter works best for this craft because it would be hard to get a lot of detail unless you had really small buttons and a really big letter.  The big splotch in the middle is mojito!
Step Two: Using a hot glue gun, add buttons to the inside of your letter, making sure not to go over your outline. Also helps to keep a cup of ice water to dip your burned fingers in.

Step Three: Repeat Step Two until you have a couple layers of buttons.

Look how beautiful it is on fabric!!


The Loops said... Reply to comment

These are so cute! I'm a new follower. I hope you'll stop by sometime!

lannie_rae said... Reply to comment

Where do you collect all your buttons from? I can never find that many of the same color. I love how the e!

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