Shovels and Rakes

Shovel Art by John T. Unger

Shovel Art by John T. Unger

Shovel Art by John T. Unger

Garden Rake Shelf by junkermidge

Garden Rake Shelf by junkermidge

Garden Rake Shelf by junkermidge

Cool Shovel Shelf by TOMT Inc (check out the site for more!)

Cool Shovel Shelf by TOMT Inc

Cool Shovel Shelf by TOMT Inc

Repurposed Rake from Re-Nest

Ready Made Rake

Ready Made Rake

Shovel Art by Pedro Reyes via the Huffington Post

Shovel Art by Pedro Reyes

Shovel Art by Pedro Reyes

Rake Coat Rack by Re-Nest

Rake Coat Rack by Re-Nest

Rake Coat Rack by Re-Nest

Broken Shovel at Broken Shovel Bar

Broken Shovel at Broken Shovel Bar

Broken Shovel at Broken Shovel Bar

Rake Birdhouse by Gadget Sponge

Rake Birdhouse by Gadget Sponge

Rake Birdhouse by Gadget Sponge

Repurposed Broken Shovel from BGlad Papercrafts

Repurposed Broken Shovel from BGlad Papercrafts

Repurposed Broken Shovel from BGlad Papercrafts

Shovel Art found on Feverish Thoughts

Shovel Art found on Feverish Thoughts

Shovel Art found on Feverish Thoughts

Shovel Clothing Rack by David Olschewski

Shovel Sled from the Wall Street Journal

Photo by John A. Bowersmith via the Wall Street Journal

Photo by John A. Bowersmith via the Wall Street Journal

Mosaic Shovel by Knol

Mosaic Shovel by Knol

Mosaic Shovel by Knol

Wine Glass Holder by Country Living

Wine Glass Holder by Country Living

Wine Glass Holder by Country Living

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Jeans / Demin

Denim Quilt from Upcycle Magazine

Denim Quilt from Upcycle Magazine

Denim Quilt from Upcycle Magazine

Denim Bowl by Kanelstrand

Denim Bowl by Kanelstrand

Denim Bowl by Kanelstrand

Denim Tree by Refashinoso

Denim Tree by Refashinoso

Denim Tree by Refashinoso

Denim Place Mat by Today’s Nest

Denim Place Mat by Today's Nest

Denim Place Mat by Today's Nest

Denim Art from Through Cat Eyes

Denim Art from Through Cat Eyes

Denim Art from Through Cat Eyes

From Jeans to Skirt at Upcycle Magazine

From Jeans to Skirt at Upcycle Magazine

From Jeans to Skirt at Upcycle Magazine

Denim Pouch by Nuckin Futs Knitter

Denim Pouch by Nuckin Futs Knitter

Denim Pouch by Nuckin Futs Knitter

Denim Book Marker by Keelaz Kreationz

Denim Book Marker by Keelaz Kreationz

Denim Book Marker by Keelaz Kreationz

Denim Art by Through Cat Eyes

Denim Art by Through Cat Eyes

Denim Art by Through Cat Eyes

Jeans Apron by betz white

Jeans Apron by betz white

Jeans Apron by betz white

Jeans Tote Bag by the Quilted Turtle (includes a tutorial!)

Jeans Tote Bag by the Quilted Turtle

Jeans Tote Bag by the Quilted Turtle

Denim Pouch by Michele Made Me

Denim Pouch by Michele Made Me

Denim Pouch by Michele Made Me

Denim Bib by Linda Permann at Craft Stylish

Denim Bib by Linda Permann at Craft Stylish

Denim Bib by Linda Permann at Craft Stylish

Jeans Pocket Organizer by Fiskars

Jeans Pocket Organizer by Fiskars

Jeans Pocket Organizer by Fiskars

Pant Leg Wine Bags by Candy Parker via Rubber Stamp Plantation

Pant Leg Wine Bags by Candy Parker

Pant Leg Wine Bags by Candy Parker

Jeans Book Cover by the Sustainable Scribe

Jeans Book Cover by the Sustainable Scribe

Jeans Book Cover by the Sustainable Scribe

Jeans Stuffies with Tutorial by Art of Green Recycling

Jeans Stuffies with Tutorial by Art of Green Recycling

Jeans Stuffies with Tutorial by Art of Green Recycling

Denim Baby Shoes with Tutorial by Prudent Baby

Denim Baby Shoes with Tutorial by Prudent Baby

Denim Baby Shoes with Tutorial by Prudent Baby

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Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?

In looking for alternative uses for buttons, I found lots and lots of art and craft ideas.  Many of them are featured below.  Some will have to wait for another day.  First, I’m just going to share a few links to pages with ideas that are less artsy/crafty and more utilitarian.  Enjoy.

Five Alternative Uses for Buttons
Six Crafty and Clever Uses for Buttons

Button Art by Lauren Levy

Artist Lauren Levy makes some of the coolest sculptures I’ve seen in a while. Love them!

Button Art from Lauren Levy

Button Art from Lauren Levy

Amazing Button Art By Ran Hwang

I thought I had a lot of buttons.

Button Art by Ran Hwang

Button Art by Ran Hwang

Button Art by Lisa Kokin

Lisa Kokin’s button art is pretty impressive, too.

Button Art by Lisa Kokin

Button Art by Lisa Kokin

Button Coaster from Apartment Therapy

by Apartment Therapy

by Apartment Therapy

Button Ring by RicRac

Button Ring by RicRac

Button Ring by RicRac

Button Hair Pins by Milomade

Button Clips by Milomade

Button Clips by Milomade

Button Drink Charms by Cut Out and Keep

by Cut Out and Keep

by Cut Out and Keep

Button Drink Charms by Rita May at May Days

by Rita May at May Days

by Rita May at May Days

Button Brooches by Artsy Crafty Babe

by Artsy Crafty Babe

by Artsy Crafty Babe

Button Napkin Rings from Copycat Crafts

from Copycat Crafts

from Copycat Crafts

Button Napkin Rings from Once Wed

from Once Wed

from Once Wed

Martha Stewart Has Her Say

from Martha Stewart

from Martha Stewart

Button Ornaments by Happy Doodle Land

by Happy Doodle Land

by Happy Doodle Land

Button Tree by Kitsch and Curious

by Kitsch and Curious

by Kitsch and Curious

Button Tree Ornament by Modern Minerals

by Modern Minerals

by Modern Minerals

Easy Painted Buttons by Diane Gilleland at CraftStylish

Painted Buttons at CraftStylish

Painted Buttons at CraftStylish

Button Bracelet by Milomade

by Milomade

by Milomade

Button Art at Modge Podge Rocks

Button Art by Modge Podge Rocks

Button Art by Modge Podge Rocks

Button Hair Pins from Christina Williams

Button Hair Pins by Christina Williams

Button Hair Pins by Christina Williams

Button Bear by Cynthia Korzekwa (I think)

I can’t find the original source for this, but one source says the artist is Cynthia Korzekwa. Until I learn otherwise, that’s what I’m saying, too.

Button Bear by Cynthia Korzekwa

Button Bear by Cynthia Korzekwa

Button Napkin Decoration from Martha Stewart

What can I say?  The woman has a rock star team.

from Martha Stewart Living

from Martha Stewart Living

Button Art by Button Candy

from Button Candy

from Button Candy

Button Art from Little Green Notebook

Little Green Notebook

Little Green Notebook

Button-Embellished Lamp Shade from A Serenade for Solitude

from A Serenade for Solitude

from A Serenade for Solitude

Lamp Shade Made of Buttons by Lucky Knitter

by Lucky Knitter

by Lucky Knitter

Button Art from Living with Lindsay

Living with Lindsay

Living with Lindsay

Button Vase by Apartment Therapy

by Apartment Therapy

by Apartment Therapy

I’m calling it a post.  There are loads and loads more ideas to be found online, so there will have to be another button post…or several…later.