From December 7th 2012 until January 20th 2013, the historic city centre of Amsterdam was lit up by brilliant light art installations from artists all over the world during the first annual Amsterdam Light Festival.
Photo by Arjen Dienske [source]
Christmas Canal Parade
Photo by Alphons Nieuwenhuis [Source]
Photo by Alphons Nieuwenhuis [source]
‘Wishing well’ by Wilhelmusvlug and Patrick Avontuur
Photo by Janus van den Eijnden [source]
Buttons probably wouldn’t come to mind when you’re thinking about crafting, but because buttons are available in so many shapes, colors and sizes, they make for excellent crafting material. A few examples to give you ideas.
This ‘Knoop’ bowl, created by Iñigo Cañedo, is made from plastic buttons carefully glued together over a hemispheric mold. [via]
Button Wall Hanging
This LOVE Button Wall Hanging from Letter Perfect Designs shows a creative and colorful way to speak your mind, with enough possibilities to vary.
Cute button ornament to give as a present or hang in your Christmas tree, for example. Made by Leslie Ashe.
Make your own unique jewelry with buttons! You can greatly vary with different buttons and create earrings, a bracelet or necklace exactly the way you want it. Earrings made by Olivia, necklace by Nikki and the bracelet by lillyella.
Button Lamp Shade
If you have a boring lamp shade, perhaps this is a fun way to spice it up a bit: glue buttons on it! Instead of choosing different colors buttons, you can also go for one or two colors to match the colors of the room, or create a pattern instead of randomly putting the buttons on the lamp shade. [via]
If you don’t like covering a lamp shade with buttons, you could always try to make a lamp entirely from buttons. At least that is what Singapore-based studio Formistry has done. Resin buttons are layered to allow for different light intensities. It also forms a nice pattern on the wall, as can be seen from the second image. [via]
Button craftiness with household items
These are two other creative ways of making ordinary items like this vase and picture frame look unique and pretty. Best of all, it’s so simple! Source.
Very cute, this button tree made by Lisa Jordan! If you’ve created a pretty button shape like this one, you can put it onto a canvas and hang it on your wall. Or you can create an artwork and add the buttons later, like this pretty painting with buttons from Art by Wiley: