Vintage Button Monogram Pillows

Vintage Monogram PillowI found an Etsy seller putting her vintage buttons to good use.  She makes custom monogramed pillows and wall art with vintage buttons.  Peggy of Letter Perfect Designs hand sews each carefully selected button into place.Button Eat SignIn an interview featured on Hair Bow Diva, Peggy explained what makes her craft unique:

I’m trying to be creative and fun with the most basic and utilitarian of household items — the button. When I sell at craft shows, I hear all the time from women who have jars of buttons that belonged to their grandmothers. Most love how they look but they don’t know what to do with them. I say put them on display! On a pillow for your favorite chair or on the wall of your home office. I especially love the look of old mother of pearl buttons. They put off such a wonderful glow. There’s something to be said, too, for recycling these old beauties. Some buttons are mini works of art. I’m trying to find new uses for them so they don’t end up at the landfill.

Vintage Button BirdThis is such an inspiring use of mismatched, vintage, and collected buttons.  I love how she uses one color, but varies the button size and even overlaps the buttons to create the perfect letter.  Beyond monograms, Peggy also makes various button silhouettes of birds, butterflies, even a Scottie dog.

[Images courtesy Peggy Mapes for Letter Perfect Designs]

Written by Jackie Hernandez

I am a work-at-home mom busy chasing after my son and establishing my eco-business, Tiny Décor. I also write the Tiny Décor Blog aimed at modern parents trying to go green for their kids. Tiny Décor has allowed me to turn a passion for sewing, craft, and environmentalism into a business. Blog writing has become an outlet for me to share my experiences going green, being a parent, and loving the planet.


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  1. These are beautiful. I swear not one day does by that I’m not inspired by this blog. Have GOT to break into my huge tin of buttons and have a go at this. Keep up the good work guys, you’re brilliant!

  2. How pretty! I am an Etsy seller, and have never noticed her work before. I also use vintage/antique buttons(in a different way) and have several old mother of pearls, perhaps the designer may be interested in.

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