Author Archive | Holly Gagnon

Personalized Family Magnets

Holly here from Ribbons & Glue sharing with you a lil’ sneak  of Laura Kelly‘s  Me and My Peeps, Personalized Family Magnets made from Expressionery  Stationary and Buttons Galore buttons.

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Personalized Family Magnets


Head over to my  Blog to see the full tutorial on how I made these Personalized Family Magnets and enter into the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a $200 Expressionery Gift Set.  

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Button Ladybug Valentine

Holly here from Ribbons & Glue sharing with you a 3D Button Ladybug Valentine that is sure to make the “Love Bug” come out of you.

Button Ladybug Valentine

I’ve has this wood ladybug for a while now and always thought it would look really cute with Buttons Galore black  Haberdashery Buttons on it.  I finally busted her out of hiding and did just that.

How to make a Button Ladybug Valentine:

Wood Ladybug dyed with RIt Dye

I dyed the Ladybug Cherry Red using Rit Dye.

DecoArt painted Ladybug

Then, painted the body of the ladybug with  DecoArt Glamour Dust paint

Ladybug with black buttons

and adhered black Haberdashery Buttons from Buttons Galore.

button ladybug

I hot glued the pretty lil’ Lady on a wood block to make it into a 3D Valentine and added a few embellishments from the Pebbles Inc Yours Truly collection.

Supplies Used to make a Button Ladybug Valentine:

For more Valentine’s Day inspiration check out my blog Ribbons & Glue.


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Button Christmas Card

Holly here from Ribbons & Glue sharing a Button Christmas Card with you today to show you how easy it is to embellish your Christmas cards this year with Buttons Galore buttons.

Mistletoe Card

To make this Button Christmas Card,  I used a Pebbles in My Pocket Mistletoe cut file, Pearl Buttons for berries and gorgeous May Arts Ribbons.

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It really is easy to a add dimension on to your cards with simple buttons.

Supplies Used to Make Button Christmas Card:

  • Buttons Galore Pearl Buttons
  • Kraft Paper
  • Pebbles From Me to You
  • May Arts Stitched Ribbon
  • May Arts Ribbon Pom Poms
  • Mistletoe Stamp
  • White Gel Pen
  • Memento Ink

For more Christmas Inspiration, check out  my blog Ribbons & Glue.


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Rustic Christmas Ornaments with Glitter Buttons

Holly here from Ribbons & Glue sharing with you how to make Rustic Christmas Ornaments with Glitter Buttons for your tree this year by using Hemp Cord and Pearl Buttons from Buttons Galore.


I love the feel of cozy, rustic Christmas Decor.  You can find pine cones, tree branches, birdhouses and various things wrapped up in hemp cord along with lots of glitter around my house during the Holidays.

How to make Rustic Christmas Ornaments:

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  • Adhere a ribbon loop to Styrofoam Ball using hot glue
  • Hot glue one end of hemp cord on to ball.
  • Start wrapping cord tightly around ball.
  • Wrap cord around ball in various directions until the foam is no longer showing
  • When foam ball covered, tuck and hot glue end of  cord into ball.
  • Hot glue ribbon bow on to ribbon loop.


To add a little sparkle to my rustic  Christmas Ornaments, I made glitter buttons.

How to make Glitter Buttons:




So pretty!  The glitter just adds a little sparkle to your cozy, rustic Christmas decor.

Supplies used to make Rustic Christmas Ornaments with Glitter Buttons:


For more Christmas Inspiration head over to my blog Ribbons & Glue.


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Simple Thanksgiving Centerpiece

A simple  Thanksgiving Centerpiece  – I made up in about 15 minutes using  Buttons Galore Carved Wood Buttons and supplies I already had stashed.  It seriously does pay off to hoard craft supplies.

This centerpiece happens to coordinate nicely with my Thanksgiving Dessert Table Decor that was featured on the  Buttons Galore Blog recently too.




If I need to make up some quick and simple centerpieces, I always turn to making rosettes or finding something fun that can be stuck on a stick.




For this simple Thanksgiving Centerpiece, I added pines cones to a dollar store vase,  made a 3″ rosette, added a BGM Carved Wood Button to the center then used my Silhouette to cut out a  Turkey cut file.

If you don’t have access to die cutting machine,  you could easily add more Fall rosettes in various sizes to your centerpiece along with Fall leaves or any other festive decor you like.




Everything just looks better on a stick right, right?  Plus, Buttons Galore Carved Wood Buttons ties the Fall decor  together  nicely.


Supplies Used to Make a Simple Thanksgiving Centerpiece:

For more Fall inspiration head over to my blog Ribbons & Glue.


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Thanksgiving Dessert Table Decor

Holly here from Ribbons & Glue sharing a simple  Thanksgiving Dessert Table Decor using  Tiny Buttons from Buttons Galore that’ll add some glitz and sophistication to your Holiday table this year.

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Thanksgiving Dessert Table Decor

When I think of Holiday gatherings, the first thing  I think of is food and of course the yummy, rich desserts are the most important part.  Show off those yummy desserts you’ve slaved over by creating this simple dessert table decor.

Supplies used to make Thanksgiving Dessert Table Decor:


How to make Thanksgiving Dessert Table Decor:



  • Paint chipboard banner with DecoArt  Metallics Paint.  Let Dry.





  • String banner with raffia and add your favorite dessert.





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 For more Fall inspired crafts, visit my blog  www.ribbonsandglue.com




Grandchildren Welcome Sign

Whenever  I visit family, I  like to give them a handmade gift.  This year,  I made the Grandparents (my in-laws) a  Grandchildren Welcome sign embellished with Buttons Galore Haberdashery buttons.


Grandchildren Welcome sign


I cut, sanded, painted, stained and distressed a wood board.  Yes, I did it all myself.   You can view my previous BGM tutorial on how I created the look of my wood board here.

I then used my Silhouette and a cut file from Kolette Hall to cut out the black vinyl lettering.

Grandchildren Welcome sign


To give the Grandchildren Welcome sign a little something extra, I hot glued Haberdashery buttons along the side of the sign, added a big black grosgrain ribbon bow and another Haberdashery button in the middle.



Grandchildren Welcome sign

Supplies used to make Grandchildren Welcome Sign:


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