Button-Down Vase

Here’s more you can make with leftover shirt pieces from the previous project…

The front center placket on a menswear shirt (where the shirt sides join to be buttoned) was cut off the shirt and buttoned together to hold small glass votives in place for a simple centerpiece.

Cut out the placket with the buttons and the button holes. Button both parts together and trim the ends.

Insert glass votives in between buttons.

Fill each votive with water.

Add flowers.

Comments (13):

  1. Lia

    July 28, 2011 at 9:35 am

    SUCH a cute idea, this is so clever, I don’t know how you come up with these things but you are a genius!

    • camilla

      July 28, 2011 at 1:08 pm

      Thanks Lia!

  2. amy

    July 28, 2011 at 11:00 am

    BRILLIANT and adorable!!

    I just cut up a bunch of shirts making tents for my boys and used those strips to cover staples, but I looove your idea better because the buttons are actually working! Form meets Function in a new way – fabulous!

    • camilla

      July 28, 2011 at 1:07 pm

      Hi Amy, What a great idea! I love menswear fabrics – I bet your tent looked great! C

  3. mollie

    July 28, 2011 at 11:25 am

    I adore the simplicity of this. And the striped shirt…that part makes it!

    • camilla

      July 28, 2011 at 1:06 pm

      Thanks Mollie! So glad you are liking the CD – I can’t stop listening to it! C

  4. Julia

    July 28, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    This is wonderful! Great idea and execution

  5. rae

    July 28, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    you are so brilliant!! love the ideas you inspire.

  6. Michele Pacey

    July 28, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    so clever you are!!! this is, like, brilliant it is!


  7. Alexia

    July 29, 2011 at 3:00 am

    J’adore votre site.. plein d’inspiration.

    Merci pour ce partage de superbes idées !!

    • camilla

      July 29, 2011 at 9:04 am

      Merci Alexia!

  8. Marilyn

    May 28, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Just a thought did you ever think to make it stiff with starch.

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