Thursday, March 25, 2010

button magnets

in the last month or so I've been trying to be more thoughtful in my gift giving.  not that i gave thoughtless gifts before, but i'm really starting to see its the THOUGHT that counts not how much you spent on it.  like i mentioned last week, one of our friends lost his dad last week.  it was our friends birthday yesterday.  and i was really trying to think of a thoughtful gift.  and then i remembered something,.  when his dad first got the news of his terminal illness one of the FIRST things he said was "i never had a button collection, i always wanted one"  it had been one of those things he had never done, but really wanted to.  so his son got a jar and they all started collecting buttons, every time they were out at a store etc.  by the end his jar was full 
.  so....getting back to his birthday I made some button magnets he can stick on his refrigerator to remember his dad by.  check out my finished project.  
 or you can double them up.  like this.  


Tracy Klemme said...

Sweet Idea!

Ashley J Houck said...

thanks miss tracy! :-)

Jax @ AlyandAsh said...

What a wonderful and thoughtful gift, it actually brought a tear to my eye! The magnets are adorable and such a great idea, I can't wait to try it! Thanks for posting! (Found you through Tip Me Tuesday!)

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

I bet that was the best present your friend ever got!

Mom2fur said...

Oh, boy, now I know something new I can do with the bazillions of buttons I have! (And I even have magnets!)
Great idea, thanks!

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