Remember my end table that I bought on clearance for $20 and now I don’t have a place for it, but I can’t bear to throw it out? I figured out something to do with it! I liked the idea of turning it into a planter, but I really want to use it indoors somehow, so I turned to one of my favorite craft items to use with kids: buttons!
Let me preface this project by giving you my personal definition of DIY. I think DIY shouldn’t take longer than an hour. It shouldn’t involve more than 4 to 5 supplies. And it should be something where kids can pitch in. I’ve done mosaics with my kids in the past, so I decided to try using buttons instead. Here is the very, very simple project I did today…in about an hour…with only 2 supplies…and with my kids.
We first cleaned the top of the table. I’ve never used this Loctite craft glue before, but it worked great. We just spread a thin layer over the wood and then pressed the buttons down. We worked in small sections because the glue started drying pretty fast. It all dried clear and we didn’t have any clean up, so that was nice, too. The entire thing cost about $15. I spent $10 on colorful buttons off of eBay and then the glue was another $3-5. Now my lovely little table has new life. I just have to decide where to put it.