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Craft ideas using novelty buttons, clear buttons and buttons in every color of the rainbow for all holidays and occasions of the year. Many of these projects are very easy to customize for any season or holiday!

Halloween Crafts – Beautiful buttons make BOO-tiful bits!

Hold on to your buttons – this might scare ya!

It’s just a given – holidays are more fun, with buttons!

And we’re looking right down the barrel of one of the BEST holidays to get your buttons into the spirit – HALLOWEEEEEEEN!  Don’t be afraid, to let inspiration take hold of you!

The spirits told me to grab a dried baby wipe {for CRAFTING! Doh!} and let it drape over a shimmery pearl button from the Wedding collection…  for a VERY haunting exploration….

Festooned with small black brads, poke through the front of wipe, and THROUGH the button holes…

…then secured from the back, but under the drape of the baby wipe.

Glue half of a firm cotton ball over the bent ends of the brads with Fabri Tac and let dry.

Spooky!  Right?

Ohhhhh, noooooo!  Spooky button ghosts don’t like to haunt alone…  So I made some FRIGHTENING button spiders to go with!

Sew three, 1.5 inch sections of your favorite “spider leg” twine to the middle holes of a button.  Attach bling eyeballs to smaller button, so that one hole shows below the eyes for a ghoulish expression…  Glue it to the larger button, near the edge.  Can you hear it?  “Ooooooooooowwww!” {Muwah ha ha!}

Thread all creatures with clear thread and dangle from a well balanced, dried branch.  Place in a weighted cup or pot.  The perfect cup-o-thrills and ghoulish delight, to adorn your favorite window sill or table top!  Happy CRAFTIN’!

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End of the Month Give Away: 3 Halloween 2011 Button Packs

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  • Because it’s the end of the month.

    Because we have 666 followers on facebook and I have a goal to get to 700 by the fist of September .

    Jack O' Lanterns

    Jack O' Lanterns

    Because Halloween isn’t so far off.

    Halloween Treats

    Halloween Treats

    And just because I like you so much!!

    Buttons Galore and More will give away these THREE, super fun, and brand spankin’ new Halloween Themed Button Packs!!

    These are brand new for Halloween 2011. You can bet the lady next to you at the crop doesn’t have these yet!! :)

    How to Enter:

    Go like us on FACEBOOK and come back here and leave a comment saying you did.

    That’s it!

    I will choose a winner on Thursday September 1st in the afternoon and announce the winner here! :)

    GOOD LUCK!!

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    Button Love Christmas Mini Wreath

    mini button wreath

    By Elle Price - from Flickr

    I know, I know. The grill is still hot from the 4th of July and I’m posting a photo of a Christmas project.

    But really, can’t you just see pouring all of your left over Button Bonanza bags into a large bowl and making this little cutie to use up the buttons you have hanging around?

    Unfortunately there weren’t any instructions with the photo but it’s a great inspiration project. In fact, I can think of a lot of reasons to make a mini wreath with buttons. Can’t you?

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    Fireworks Napkin Rings

    Happy Fourth of July to all our U.S. readers!   Today, I thought I would share a cute tutorial for festive napkin rings.  They are so easy you can probably whip-up a set for this afternoon’s BBQ!

    Supplies:

    • Cardboard tube, cut to 2 inches long
    • Felt in red, white & blue
    • Sizzix™ Big Shot™ Die Cut Machine
    • Sizzix™ Originals™ Die: Flower Layers #3
    • Buttons in Patriotic (Product #MU358)
    • Craft Glue

    Instructions:

    1. Die cut flowers using the red, white and blue felt.
    2. Measure the circumference of your cardboard tube and cut a white piece of felt in your length measurement, with a 2″ width.
    3. Glue felt strip and three of the largest size die cut flowers to the cardboard tube.
    4. Glue buttons into the center of each flower

    Now, slip a napkin and maybe a little flag into the ring and you’ve got a party!

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    4th of July Craft – Patriotic Button Bucket

    The 4th of July weekend is the perfect reason for a celebration barbeque in the backyard. Use these $1 white metal buckets and Button Bonanza All American Mix by Buttons Galore & More to make patriotic décor perfect for the party!

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    Father's Day Picture Frame

    Hero - Father's Day Picture Frame

    Here’s a special gift for Dad- a handmade frame with a photo of someone who loves him!

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    Thank You Easter Bunny

    For my first blog post here on Buttons Galore… I chose my new obsession. Art quilting. I can eat, sleep and breathe it (and I used to be a paper girl ). It’s fun to go out of your comfort zone to test your creativity and try something new! Give it a try.

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