Thursday, 12 September 2013

Vintage Cluedo cards to button packaging

Just a quick one today dear friends, I'm on lates this week so working until 8.30pm.  Doesn't give me much time to blog or craft, sad face.  Don't you hate it when real life gets in the way of valuable crafting time?


I made these up recently as a way of organising some buttons I was giving away to a friend.  I've had these vintage Cluedo cards for ages after I inherited a copy of Cluedo that was missing half the pieces ("Miss Scarlet in the conservatory with the thimble" - just doesn't hold the same terror).  I bought the vintage Edinburgh photographs from a jumble sale, back when I had an Etsy shop.  They sold quite well but these ones were left over when I shut up shop and I wanted to put them to good use. 


I especially like how that gurny face peeks out from between the buttons.  Some of these photos date from the early 1900s, I actually got in touch with a collector to find out if they were worth anything before I went and poked holes in them and apparently you can pick them up for between 10-50p per photo.  I didn't feel too guilty destroying them after that.


I would definitely do this again, so quick and simple but I think they look quite unusual!  If I were in the business of selling vintage buttons, this would definitely be my preferred method of packaging I think.  Thrifty, sustainable and unique, the whole package!


  1. Great idea. I'd had a similar idea for my 'reclaimed' buttons, using brand new card, but will be on the lookout for something unusual instead.
    S xx

  2. Such a good idea - thanks for sharing x