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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:

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Button Flowers For Valentines Day

Sometimes the simple little cute things make the best gifts.  Here is a way to use buttons to create flowers that are fabulous for Valentines Day and only take a few minutes.



To make the flowers, you will need buttons (Radical Red and Heart Shaped Ones are my faves for this) and green floral wire.  I used floral wire with a green fabric-like coating.  The first step is to lay out your flowers ahead of time, layering 2-3 buttons in stacks.


Feed the floral wire up from the bottom of the stack then back down through the other holes in the buttons then bend the wire to create stems/leaves.


Once your flowers are complete, there are lots of ways you can use them for Valentines Day.  Here is a fun way.  Twist the wire around a bag of kisses and add a little Valentine message.


If you want to see the ways that I used the other flowers made from buttons, you can visit my blog and get some more fabulous ideas.  Click here to hop over there.

Happy Creating Button Valentines Day Flowers,



A Valentines Day Frog To Love

Here is a super quick and easy pattern and project for a Valentines Day frog to love.

Valentines Day Frog

You will need a few supplies and can follow these directions or make up your own to suit your style.  The pattern is simple and friendly.  This is what I recommend:


Here is how I made it:

Use the patternto cut out the body and eyes from green felt.  The body should be cut on the fold of the felt and the eyes are only 1 piece.  Pin the eyes to the top inside of the frog body as shown.  Stitch the frog body closed with green embroidery floss, leaving and opening to stuff if with filling.  Then finish sewing closed.  Use the pattern to cut out the white part of the eyes from Phoomph and white felt then adhere them to the frog prince and glue on the buttons.  Using black embroidery floss, stitch a mouth.  Cut a heart from red felt to make his kissy lips.  Cut out four legs and attach them with either tacky glue or stitching.


Whoever said you had to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince clearly did not know that you could just make one.

Happy Stitching, Glueing and Buttoning Up Some Valentines Day Fun,



Mason Jar Valentines

Give the gift of handmade Valentines this year with these super simple mason jar Valentines.  The perfect way to bottle up your heart and give it to someone you love.  Grab a few supplies and your buttons from Buttons Galore and More to get started.

Fun mason jar valentines to make for someone you love!

Mason Jar Valentines Supplies:

Fun mason jar valentines to make for someone you love!

Paint both sides of the mason jar chipboard embellishment with the white paint.  It will take 2 – 3 light coats of paint to completely cover the embellishment.

Fun mason jar valentines to make for someone you love!

Allow your mason jar to dry completely.  Then wrap the top with baker’s twine.  Tie and leave your ends loose as shown below for now.

Fun mason jar valentines to make for someone you love!

Play with your buttons until you get a heart like shape.  Hot glue the first layer of buttons to your mason jar.

Fun mason jar valentines to make for someone you love!

Add a second layer of buttons with hot glue.  Write a sentiment on your tag and punch a hole.  Tie your tag to the mason jar.  Tie the baker’s twine in a bow and trim any excess.  Apply a rhinestone to the center of the bow again using hot glue.

Fun mason jar valentines to make for someone you love!

Slip your mason jar Valentines inside an envelope for delivery to that special someone.  Who will you give your heart to this Valentine’s Day?


Buttons and Doodles For Valentines Day

It’s a new year, 2014!   That means we are that much closer to Valentines Day which I love, as in love.  Here are a few quick and easy ways to doodle up some button Valentine art that can be used on gift cards, Valentines or gift bags (or anything else you might dream up).


To create these masterpieces, you will need a marker ( I used a Sharpie of course) to do your doodling and Glue Dots to stick your buttons to your creations.  The button colors that I used are all from my Laura Kelly collection, out of the assorted color mix.  I did the doodling first (suggested are included here) and then attached the buttons and added tulle and twine and other ways make them each unique.


My favorite of these three is the one with the flowers, so much so that I created a variation of it for my blog too.  I love the Viewtainer filled with candy for Valentines Day a lot too.  After the candy is gobbled up, the container is the perfect storage place for BUTTONS!


Which one do you like best?  Do you want to create some of these fun doodle and button Valentines?


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Happy Creating Love,


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Rose Garden Buttons Love U Card

Hi everyone, here is a fun and easy to make card using Buttons Galore Rose Garden buttons.  The card itself is 5 1/2 ” x 6″ and I was thinking of colors that blended well with my Buttons Galore and More Rose Garden buttons.  As, I was shopping at Hobby Lobby two weeks ago, I went on a paper matching mission and the mission was to buy paper that would blend well with my gorgeous buttons from Buttons Galore and More.  Well, I think I succeed, because the Authenique’s Collections matched up very well.

As, I created my card this past week, I wanted something that was going to say I love you whether it was Easter, Valentine’s or whatever holiday it was!  I wanted colors that were springy.  The paper collection I chose for this card is from Authenique Anthologie  collection and it blended extremely well with my Rose Garden buttons.

Regardless of what holiday it maybe, a simple card could warm up anyone’s day.

Love u card rose garden buttons

love u2

I used several things to create this lovely card, and if you like to play with different materials this card will be a perfect card to create.  I love distressing things, now I’m not saying that you have to distress everything you create, but I generally do.  Whether you are using lace, ribbon, or bling no card can’t be complete unless you have your Buttons Galore & More buttons.  The buttons are just so darn cute that you can’t help yourself!

Materials used to make this Rose Garden Buttons Card:

Cross Promotional Supplies Used to make Rose Garden Buttons Card:

Additional Materials used to make this Rose Garden Buttons Card:

  • Want2Scrap Bling Pearl Swirl bling
  • Want2Scrap Charms
  • Authenique Antologie Paper Collection
  • Lace
  • Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Canvas Corp Mixed Media Pack
  • Wild Orchard Paper Roses
  • Hemp
  • Hot Glue
  • Glue Dots

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed this Rose Garden Buttons Love U Card that is perfect for any occasion.



Embellished Hand Towels home decor

Valentine Hand Towel Close-Up

Embellished hand towels are one of my favorite home decor crafts.  I think little holiday touches, throughout the house, make everyone smile and turns an ordinary day into something special.  Today, I  have a DIY project for an embellished Hand Towel.  It’s simply a matter of embellishing a store-bought hand towel with ribbons and buttons.  You’ll be amazed by how easy the project is and how cute your guest bathroom will look when you hang this cute, embellished hand towel in it!

Supplies for the embellished hand towel:

Instructions for the embellished hand towel:

1. Lay the hand towel flat on your work surface.  Measure out your ribbons and lace to span the width of the front of the towel.  Pin in place and sew them onto the towel.

Sew Ribbon Onto Towel valentine's day home decor

2. Fold the towel in half in order to establish the center mark of the towel.  Place a button on top of the ribbon at the center mark and stitch in place.

Sew Buttons onto towel

3. Sew buttons on either side of the center button.

It’s best to gently hand wash the towel once it has been decorated. Alternately, go ahead and drive your family crazy by telling them the towel is only for decoration and not to be used.

Valentine Hand Towel Beauty Shot

Laura Bray www.laurabraydesigns.com



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