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Party On Sequin Pendant Necklace

Who doesn’t love an invite to good party? I know I do! When you walk through the door (fashionably late, of course) you can be the center of attention in this quick, easy to make sequin pendant necklace!

Supplies Needed for Sequin Pendant Necklace:

How to Make Sequin Pendant Necklace:

Begin by applying a thin layer of Dimensional Magic prior to filling the pendant with embellishments. Use a toothpick or straight pin to gently move the little pieces around. Make sure the contents are level with the rim of the pendant and everything is laying as flat as possible before covering with additional Dimensional Magic.

Add just a drop or 2 at a time, filling slowly to avoid creating bubbles. If you do get bubbles, be sure to remove them by pushing them away or popping them with your pin/toothpick. Use just enough liquid to cover the top of your embellishments.

Let the pendant sit for about 30-45 minutes for the surface to become tacky. Add just few more sequins to the top and then another thin layer of dimensional magic to cover them. The initial appearance will be cloudy but it clears up as it dries. Allow the pendant to dry completely for several hours. I let mine sit overnight.

 

I think you’ll enjoy making these pendants as much as I do. They’re addictive to create and they make great little gifts and party favors for friends.

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Embroider a DIY Fall Tea Towel with Buttons

DIY fall tea towelWe’ve had so many crisp mornings lately, I have gotten so eager for fall! So bring on the pumpkins, acorns, orange and brown! Today’s project is a super quick embroidery project to add to your fall decor. Even the most beginner of embroiderers can easily stitch up this DIY fall tea towel. Continue Reading →

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How to Make DIY Pom Pom Pumpkins with 28 Lilac Lane

28 Lilac Lane Autumn Afternoon Pom Pom Pumpkins
The weather here has started to cool down this week and so I’ve decided it’s time to bring out those pretty autumn colors. Pumpkins are my favorite seasonal decoration in the fall – I love using both fresh pumpkins and artificial pumpkins in my decor. Yarn pom poms are such a fast and easy craft to make. They can add a bit of whimsy to any decor. I wanted to make some DIY pom pom pumpkins to add to my fall decorations, and the beautiful Autumn Afternoon Embellishment Kit from the 28 Lilac Lane collection was the perfect addition to finish off these cute little poms! Continue Reading →

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DIY Flower Button Brooches for Fall Fashion Cheer!

DIY Flower Button Brooch

Hello button lovers! This is Katie from the Buttons Galore & More Design Team, and today I have a fun DIY flower button brooches project if you are someone who is just not ready to make that transition into the fall season!

Now, as a fall season girl at heart, I know making flower button brooches sounds a bit weird in September. However, there are those folks who just love spring and summer. If this is you, then these flower button brooches should make the fall season a bit more bearable and make those warm cardigans a bit cuter! Continue Reading →

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Easy DIY Decorated Candle with Buttons & Ribbon!


Hey, y’all! Lorrie here with a fun new DIY decorated candle project that is super easy but makes a great gift!

I’ll admit it – I am a candle addict! I have a ton of them in my own home, plus they are my go-to gift for lots of different people: teachers, co-workers, friends, in-laws. You name them, and they have probably gotten a candle from me! Since I do love giving them, I am always on the lookout for deals on candles, because as much as I love them the one downside is that sometimes they are a little expensive. I have found that after the holidays, lots of stores have great prices on candles. I usually buy several to give throughout the year. But sometimes, those candles can be a little boring. They may be just a plain jar candle, or like I used for this project, just a 3-wick pillar candle. But with a little ribbon and some Pet Shop Button Basics buttons from Buttons Galore & More, these plain candles can go from “meh” to “wow” very quickly! Continue Reading →

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Make a Thread Spool Photo Holder with Buttons!

Hi, Connie here with Buttons Galore & More design team sharing a simple and cute (as a button) thread spool photo holder. I will be using the Buttons Galore “Winter Mist” Haberdashery button mix. The buttons are a beautiful mix of vintage greens, purple, burgundy and light tan.

thread spool photo holders

I created several of these thread spool photo holders using the supplies I had on hand. They can be enhanced many different ways to make them each unique. I wanted the original spool label to remain. I used felt to wrap around the center of the spool adding color to the project. (The spools could also be painted or pattern paper could be used.) The Winter Mist Haberdashery button pack comes with different size buttons and beautifully coordinated. You get a nice mix of color!

thread spool photo holders

Supply list to make thread spool photo holders:

How to make thread spool photo holders:

  1.  Insert large paper clip into spool hole – if it is loose glue it in.
  2.  Measure and cut felt for center of spool. Wrap around the spool and glue.
  3.  Glue buttons and embellishments to front of spool.
  4.  Let dry.

thread spool photo holders

These thread spool photo holders can be used as teacher gifts, personalized place cards, displays for vintage photos, to show off a proud kid moment, and in many more ways. What about holding a favorite recipe? There’s so many ways for using these photo stands.

thread spool photo holders

thread spool photo holders

These thread spool photo holders are fun to make and the kids can join in too. Adding different elements can truly make them a “one of a kind” thinking of you gift. Buttons Galore & More have gorgeous buttons that would be perfect for this project! Thanks for stopping by today!

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Gift A Beautiful Beaded Pendant

My project today is a sweet little pendant necklace that comes together pretty quickly and makes a great gift.

Don’t be daunted by the idea of sewing on the beads! It’s true that sewing beads can be a little fiddly because of their tiny size, but once you get the hang of it, it’s a great beginner project for jewelry making.

Here’s what you need to make this little beaded pendant necklace:

Put your scrap of fabric inside your embroidery hoop for sewing and outline the inside circle of the mini embroidery hoop with a pencil onto your fabric. Using the little cameo from the 28 Lilac Lane set, use craft glue to glue this to the center of the circle you just outlined. Let dry completely before moving on.

After your cameo is completely dry and securely attached to your beaded pendant, take a small plate (or use the lid of the Tea Time set) to pull out the beads. From your divisible embroidery floss, pull out one thread strand and thread your needle, making sure to leave a knot in the end. Sew a row of the larger green beads around the edge of the little cameo. Then repeat with the gold beads and then the blue beads.

To finish your beaded pendant, position the mini hoop on your design and draw a cutting line approximately 1/2 inch around the hoop. Cut it out. Place the cut design on the center plate. Then place the mini hoop on top and push it down to secure it. Flip it over and using a hot glue gun, place the glue around the inner edge. Push the fabric down in a circular motion. Add glue to the backing piece on the inner edge. Position it on the back of the hoop with the notch top and center.

You can either add a jump ring to your beaded pendant for your necklace chain to go through or thread the chain through the bolt in the center of the hoop.

Voila! You have a sweet little beaded pendant necklace ready to wear on a fun night out or to gift to a friend!

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