Beautiful embroidered covered buttons. Here's a thrifty, crafty trick & tip: If you're not good at embroidery then there's a 'cheats' way to get this result. Visit your local Charity Shop (Thrift store for our USA folks) and seek out old embroidered table cloths and handkerchiefs which already have embroidery on them. Cut out the sections of embroidery (making sure you don't snip the important threads) and use these sections to make your buttons!
Only in New Orleans will you find a piano covered in Mardi Gras Beads. This was a project, The Louisiana Legends Art Piano, was made by Galeria Alegria to benefit Tipitina's Foundation, a local charity.
There are plenty of ways to lend a helping hand - find out more about LI's local charities, and see how you can get involved! From park clean ups, to feeding the hungry or raising funds for a cause you're passionate about, there are plenty of ways to give back locally - click here to find out more!