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Ladybug Button Card

Yay for Fifteen MINUTE Friday!  The weeks just go by so quickly.  Katie from A Sweet Berry’s Blog created this adorable springtime Ladybug Button Card.  She is one of my best friends and super creative and fun.

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It looks like creating this masterpiece was a lot of fun!

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If you want more information about how she created this card, you can hop over to her blog here and find out.

The ladybug buttons are super cute to use while paper crafting and also adorable when sewn on to projects.  You can buy there HERE or by clicking on the photo below.

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Happy Springtime and Happy Crafting,

Laura

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Button Up a Teacher Gift in a Flash

Earlier this week I shared this project on my blog for Craft Lightning.  It shows you how to button up a teacher gift in a flash which makes it perfect for Fifteen MINUTE Friday!  Score!!!

I used the buttons from the Laura Kelly BRIGHTS collection.  You can get them HERE!

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Just think of all the things you could put in a jar that a teacher would love.  Here are my top ten ideas!

  1. Candy or Gum
  2. Desk Supplies
  3. Gift Cards
  4. Markers
  5. Lotions and Body Spray
  6. Sprinkles for Cookies
  7. Homemade Drink Mix
  8. Colored Pencils
  9. Sharpies
  10. BUTTONS!!!

Isn’t is adorable with all the other fun jars?

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Teacher appreciation is coming up soon.  Are you ready?  I think you should recycle some jars and add a few buttons to create some handmade awesomeness for those who care for your kids all day every day!

Cheers,

Laura

 

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Don’t Get Pinched! Guest Blogger DIY Shamrock Accessory

We are excited to have a guest blogger sharing this fun project.  Kadie from the fabulous blog 7 Alive is here to share her creativity.  Kadie is a DIY junkie like many of us as well as a fantastic crochet designer and mother to five kiddos.

Kadie

This easy project only takes minutes to create, and only a little longer to dry. You can easily create a fun shamrock for your kiddos or yourself to wear on St.Patrick’s Day.

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You only need a few materials to create your own button shamrock.  These buttons are from the Bright Mix by Laura Kelly.  They are Forest Green and Candy Apple Green.

Button Clover Materials

 

To make your button shamrock ~

  1. Freehand or stencil a shamrock shape onto green craft felt.  We love the felt best from Kunin Group.
  2. Outline shamrock in fabric paint.
  3. Use craft glue to add buttons stacked large to small on top of shamrock.
  4. Make small bow out of ribbon using craft glue. Glue bow to steam of shamrock. (set aside till all glue dries)
  5. Optional ~ add a pin or hair clip to back of shamrock to make it easy to wear.

This is perfect for boys or girls and will insure no one in your family will get pinched on St. Patrick’s Day. :)

You can find more inspiration on Kadie’s blog HERE or by clicking on the picture below!

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If you would like to enter to win a craft stash of products (and a gift card to Starbucks), go for it.

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Happy Creating St. Patrick’s Day Fun!

 

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Valentines Day Pillow Decor with i Love to Create

How cute is this pillow that I made with my Laura Kelly buttons and a few things from i Love to Create?  I think is creates adorable decor for to celebrate the holiday of love.

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I used Aleene’s Quick Dry Fabric Fusion to adhere the rick-rack around the edges.  Then I used Tulip dimensional paint (red) to spell out love and add the buttons.  I LOVE that it works as a paint and as an adhesive too!

Supplies

There are so many ways to create with buttons and products from i Love to Create.  Here are a bunch.

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You can click around and check them all out.

You can also enter to win this awesome contest.

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Cheers and Happy Decorating,

Laura

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Button Up Some Christmas Ornaments with Laura from Pet Scribbles!

Christmas Ornaments with Buttons

Laura here from Pet Scribbles, sharing an easy way to dress up those wood cutouts you see at all the craft stores:

Use some fabulous buttons! (Of course, right?)

I made this large 25 in honor of December the 25th, and I’ll show you just how easy it is to make your own!

It all starts with wood cutouts of your choice. I picked up these, which were already painted white:

Christmas Ornaments with Buttons

I painted the edges of each number with red glitter paint, and set them to dry on some recycled jar lids overnight.

Christmas Ornaments with Buttons

The next morning was the super-fun part: playing with the gorgeous buttons in the Laura Kelly Traditional Christmas Mix from Buttons Galore & More!

Christmas Ornaments with Buttons

Check out these beauties up close!

Christmas Ornaments with Buttons

To make easy work of attaching many buttons to wood (and to each other), I use Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue.

Christmas Ornaments with Buttons

After applying the glue to the back of each button, just set in place and hold it there for a few seconds to set.

I began with some of the largest buttons first, then filled in with smaller buttons down to the tiniest (and totally adorable) sizes. And in some cases, I layered buttons on top of each other, for more texture and interest.

Christmas Ornaments with Buttons

Once finished, I added some red tulle around the number 5 as a scarf, keeping with the cozy idea of Christmas Day.

Christmas Ornaments with Buttons

These wood cutouts are great to have on your Christmas tree, on a wreath, or maybe as shelf sitters.

Christmas Ornaments with Buttons

I think what makes these ornaments look so fun is the different styles, colors, shapes, sizes and textures of the buttons in the Laura Kelly Traditional Mix. There are buttons that are shiny, metallic, pearl, flat (no sheen), square, round, solid, and I could go on describing them for days. I even found buttons that had some glitter-like dazzle on them!

Supplies used:
Wood numbers
Red glitter paint
Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Laura Kelly Traditional Christmas Mix buttons

Thanks so much to Buttons Galore & More for inviting me to guest post here today!

Stop by my blog Pet Scribbles to see more button crafts and holiday inspiration!

~Laura

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Advent Calendar with BUTTONS – Fifteen MINUTE Friday

How adorable is this advent calendar? It was created in a matter of minutes using buttons from my Holiday Collection!

Button Advent Calendar

For the free printable and the tutorial, visit the full post on my blog here.  To order the buttons, click on the image below!

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There are lots of great ideas, activities, crafts and ways to celebrate the holiday season with kids. Here are lots of great ones for you to try out by fabulous bloggers!

And you can enter a contest too to win buttons and a crafty stash along with a $50 VISA card! That rocks! a Rafflecopter giveaway
Cheers,
Laura

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Fifteen MINUTE Friday – Scrap Ribbon Trees

Check out these adorable Christmas tree ornaments made from scraps of green ribbon and Laura Kelly buttons in Radical Red and Passionate Pinks (and one yellow)!

Ribbon Scrap Tree

So cute, so easy and so much fun!  The Aleene’s Quick Dry formula in the Always Ready bottle (available at Joanne’s) makes crafting things like this easy peasy.  I am in love with the stuff!

Here are the simple directions:

  1. Tie green ribbon scraps around a stick from a tree.
  2. Trim the ribbon to shape a tree.
  3. Add buttons and a hanger with Aleene’s Quick Dry Adhesive.
  4. Ta Da!

This is a great craft for kids. Here are lots of other DIY ideas for celebrating the season with kids too!

And you can enter to win a fabulous contest too!

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Happy Creating for the Holidays,

Laura

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