So take a pile of buttons (100 to be precise), some old cotton reels and very thick card stock.
Lots and lots of sticking and gluing this is what I made. A Medieval Chess Set complete with design paper base. I used a red promarker to colour in alternate squares to make the checker board effect for the base.
The pawns were simply made from a pile of buttons glued together with a pearl on top. The black sets colours are red and yellow with gold, whilst the white set uses blue and green with silver. The Knights are depicted with a shield and jousting pole, the Bishops by their hats and staff. The Kings and Queens of course have their crowns shown on buttons in gold and silver.
I will be back soon to show you the next makes for the Butterfly Challenge, that is if I can find anything after my massive Craft Room tidy up!