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Spring & Easter Project Round-Up

Springtime is a great time for crafting! There’s so many occasions to craft for, and spring flowers are so inspiring. Here’s a sampling of some of our favorite past spring and Easter crafts from the blog to get you inspired!

Spring Crafts Round-Up

Flower Embellished Tote

This mixed media tote by designer Melony Bradley uses dyed cotton strips to make flowers and then finishes them off with buttons! There’s no mistakes, or right or wrong way to create this beautiful spring garden that will earn compliments wherever you take it.

Button Flowers Wall Decor

Pretty little blooms button flower picture by Jen Goode

If you are looking for a way to bring some bright spring flowers inside without bringing sneezy pollen with them, try some buttons! These pretty little blooms by designer Jen Goode are easy to make and oh-so-springy!

Spring Zip Pouch

You can travel in style with your essentials in the button embellished zip tote that I made from bright spring colors using a simple pattern. It also makes for a wonderful gift for mom or a new graduate!

Vintage Garden Card

Spring flowers don’t have to mean bright colors…designer Keri Lee Sereika used gold buttons to create flowers for a beautiful vintage look on this handmade card! Send this card for a touch of more formal cheer on any occasion.

Easter Table Display

Bunny in a Button Jar

Speaking of vintage, do you have vintage (or vintage looking) Easter figurines that you would like to keep little fingers off of? Designer Dana Gustafson’s mason jar displays filled with buttons in the bottom are the perfect way to display them beautifully and safely!

Easter Egg Treat Pouches

Mini felt Easter Egg treat pouches

Designer Jen Goode has a fun way to decorate those special Easter treats – and these felt Easter treat pouches are so easy to make that the kids can help, too. Use them year after year and make a new family tradition!

Whatever spring craft that you choose, don’t forget to stock up on all of your favorite colors of buttons before you start!

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Embellish an Easter Egg Card with 28 Lilac Lane

Embellishing an Easter egg card is a great reason to get out your 28 Lilac Lane embellishments and go crazy with color. The flat back pearls and buttons in our embellishment bottles will have your Easter egg card shining like a jewel!

Easter Egg Card

supplies needed:

One of the great things about having a large selection of 28 Lilac Lane embellishment bottles on hand is the ability to mix and match them to create colorful projects like this Easter egg card! By combining small amounts from five different bottles, I was able to create a jeweled effect on my Easter egg that allows the egg to stand as the entire design of the card.

How to Make An Embellished Easter Egg Card

Locate a decorative Easter egg design in your die cut machine software. (If your machine doesn’t have this particular design, it will certainly have a similar design that can be embellished in the same manner. Look for a design with lots of straight lines or wide spaces that can be filled with embellishments.)

Cut the Easter egg design out of cardstock scraps, and assemble with glue. Then glue the assembled Easter egg to the front of a coordinating blank card base.

Using 28 Lilac Lane embellishments that coordinate with each area of the Easter egg card design, add rows of embellishments to the card with a liquid adhesive like PPA Matte.

Finish the card with a sentiment sticker in the lower right.

Easter egg card

This is a great project for kids and grown-ups to do together….make the cards and then let the kids do the decorating!

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Up-Cycled Frap Bottle Bunny

Don’t throw away those Starbucks frap bottles.  They are perfect to up-cycle into adorable Easter candy creations.  I filled this one up with mini marshmallows and created a bunny treat bottle that is quite adorable and super quick and easy to complete.

FrapBunny_BGM

I cut white felt ears with pink centers and used Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue to attach them to the lid of the bottle.  I added buttons for eyes and the nose (Black Beauty from my Laura Kelly collection) with wire under the nose for whiskers.  I used a Sharpie marker to draw on the mouth.

Bunny Supplies

To create a tail, I made a pom pom from white yarn and used the glue to stick it to the back.  So cute.

Bunny Pom Pom Tail

I made a super cute chick too.  To see how I did it, check out the post over on my blog here.

Lemonhead Frap Chick

Happy Fifteen MINUTE Friday,

Laura

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Easter Basket Ideas for Crafters

I’m always on the look-out for unique Easter basket ideas.  I have found that the easiest way to put together an Easter basket is to start with a theme and a basket with a button theme is sure make a sewer, or even a paper crafter,  hop up and down for joy. It’s also a great way to use up all those plastic eggs you’ve been saving!

Easter Basket Ideas for Crafters www.buttonsgaloreandmore.net

Supplies for Easter basket ideas:

Instructions for Easter basket ideas:

1. Glue buttons onto basket.  Add a fabric yo-yo, bird and other embellishments.  Fill the basket with grass

2. Glue ribbon bows and buttons onto plastic eggs.

Easter Basket Ideas for Crafters www.buttonsgaloreandmore.net

3. Fill eggs with buttons. I coordinated the color of the eggs with the buttons inside.  Tuck the eggs into the basket.

Easter Basket Ideas for Crafters www.buttonsgaloreandmore.net

Laura Bray www.laurabraydesigns.com

 

 

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DIY A Simple spring tablescape with buttons

Hello there!  Today I am bringing you a super simple tablescape idea for spring using buttons, ribbon and clear glass jars…a “button-scape” if you will!  I’m willing to bet we all have a hodge podge of glass containers around the house (mason jars are one of my favorites) along with small spring and Easter themed nic-nacs.  Why not pull them together and make them a cohesive tablescape with the unifying ingredients of buttons, jars and ribbon?

Materials from Buttons Galore and More:

Other items needed:

  • various glass containers/jars/vases
  • spring themed collectibles
  • silk floral picks
  • pink/white gingham ribbon

Are you ready for the super complicated directions????  Just kidding, this process is simple.

  1. Partially fill jars with a single color of pastel buttons
  2. Add a figurine to the jar on top of the buttons
  3. Tie a ribbon around the top of the glass jar
  4. Arrange in a pleasing way on your table or display area

Check out the various items I used in my tablescape…

I loved the glass domed effect of the jars on my little treasures and the buttons are just the perfect pretty stage to show them off with!

Thank you for hopping by my post today!  I hope it inspires you to put your buttons to work this spring!

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Pinterest Pin of the Week Easter Egg Ideas

Pinterest is the most amazing visual candy.  If you are not familiar with pinterest… you really should be.  But I must warn you that pinterest can be a tad bit addictive.  Okay, not at tad bit, PINTEREST IS HUGELY addictive.  We are starting a new segment with a pinterest pin of the week. We want to share some of the great ideas that are out there on pinterest.  These pins might not use our button products, they might be created from a personal button stash, or from a grandmother or aunties button jar.  But, no matter where the buttons originated from we find the projects inspiring.  If you need an invitation to pinterest leave a comment in the comment section with your email and we will invite you.  If you click Pinterest it will take you to the pinterest page where the items is located for more information.

Pinterest Pin of the week 3-22-12

Pinterest Pin of the week 3-22-12

 

We also found this easter egg button art similar to the above.  If you want to order buttons similar to the buttons used on a this project click HERE.

 

If you are looking for spring buttons they are on special this week for $1.15 – check them out.

 

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