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Pink Fabric Hearts with Buttons – Valentine decoration

I’ve recently started making little fabric ornaments using just plain canvas or linen fabric and embellishing with different materials. It’s an inexpensive material that you can paint, glue and sew with and using colorful buttons you can great a whole variety of different looks. So today I’m going to show you how I made these pretty little pink fabric hearts embellished with fabulous pink buttons. Don’t fret if you don’t sew, just use a fabric glue instead! You can do it.

Fabric heart ornaments with buttons

Fabric heart ornaments with buttons

Materials you need  to make Fabric Hearts:

Materials for making button hearts

Materials for making button hearts

How to make fabric hearts with buttons:

  1. Fold fabric and cut a heart shape so you end up with 2 matching heart cut outs.
  2. Stitch heart 1/4″ from edge. Leave a 1.5″ opening.
  3. Stuff with Polyfil.
  4. Stitch buttons in place as desired.
  5. Stitch a loop of ribbon or twine at top for hanging.
Stitch buttons into place

Stitch buttons into place

Add a hanging loop to the top of the heart

Add a hanging loop to the top of the heart

Optionally, if you choose to use fabric glue in lieu of sewing, glue the buttons on first and allow to dry. Then glue heart pieces together, leaving a space to stuff and then seal closed.

You can add extra embellishments, decorative stitching and other accents to create a look that’s all your own.

Pretty button heart ornament Pink Fabric Hearts with Buttons - Valentine decoration

Pretty button heart ornament

You can make a whole pile of these fun fabric heart buttons. Make each one unique by choosing from a wide array of red and pink buttons in all kinds of shapes and sizes.

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Novelty Heart Button Love Notes

Handmade love notes are not just for Valentine’s Day.  I’m sharing a little trash to treasure project with you using heart buttons and a paper box.  The box hada little accident. I have several other boxes like it that I’ve decorated with my favorite Authentique papers, and this was my last box, so I wanted to use it for something special.

I took pictures along with way.  A little love, a lot of tape, some heart buttons (of course) and other Doo-Dahs, and I think it outshines all my other boxes.  There is a funny little story about embellishments below too.

Do you love, love, love Clearance? When my kids were little, they thought Clearance was a person.  We regularly visit Uncle Clarence to see what he’s got for us. [insert chuckle here]

Anyway, I got the beautiful chunky glitter encrusted flower on clearance. It’s from Prima. The bad news, if it was on clearance, maybe they don’t make them any more? Sorry! Any gorgeous flower will do, and you could always add your own glitter.

Do you love those crocheted flowers? My friend Linda Weber makes them. I make things or send her stuff I don’t need, and she sends me hand made flowers. It’s a sweet barter system.

I added a small leaf underneath the rose, it’s from Creative Impressions. To the centers of the handmade flowers I added yes, a favored heart button, and a button from my Buttons Galore and More stash and used Beacon’s to glue it all down.

Supplies:

Heart Shaped Buttons

Beacon’s 3-1 Glue

Additional Supplies

  • Additional Buttons – from my stash
  • Papers – Authentique
  • Embellishments (Knob, Trinket Pin, Crystals and Pearls, Key Hole and Key, Feet, Corners) and Tissue Tape – Tim Holtz for Advantus, the Ideaology line
  • Rose – Prima
  • Crocheted Flowers – handmade by my good friend Linda Weber,
  • Bling – Nestabling from Want2Scrap
  • Ink – Black Ink from Close To My Heart
Thanks for looking today! Allie G.
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Button Bon Bons for Valentine’s Day

Button Bon Bons by Laura Bray

Button Bon Bons by Laura Bray

 

I love Valentine’s Day, but my hips don’t.  If you give me a box of chocolates, I will eat it!  So I whipped-up some calorie-free, faux chocolates.  Tucked into an old chocolate box (of which I have more than a few, ahem), they make a darling Valentine vignette.  Or pack up a few as party favors.  Here’s the recipe:

 

Button Bon Bons for Valentine's Day

 

Button Bon Bons

Ingredients:

  • Brown felt, cut into 3″ circles.  I just traced the bottom of a can to get my circle.  Use light and dark brown colored felts for milk and dark chocolates!  White works too.
  • Needle & thread
  • Stuffing
  • Buttons.  The colors in Buttons Galore & More Confection Button Jar are perfect!
  • Mini-cupcake wrappers
  • Craft glue
  • Candy box

Instructions:

  1. Sew a running stitch around the outside of the felt circle.  Pull ends like you are making a yo yo.  Before tying them, stuff the bon bon .
  2. Sew buttons onto top of felt bon bon.  Get creative!  Stack them up!
  3. Apply some glue to the bottom of a mini-cupcake wrapper, and place the felt bon bon into the wrapper.
  4. Arrange the bon bons in a candy box.
  5. Enjoy them, guilt-free!

 

  1. Button Bon Bons for Valentine's Day

    Button Bon Bons for Valentine's Day

 

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Valentine's Day Countdown Calendar

 

If your little one is anything like mine, you pretty much start looking forward to Valentine’s Day right after Christmas.  I created this felt and button Valentine’s Day Countdown Calendar to channel some of my daughter’s excitement.

 

 

Supplies:

  • White felt
  • Red felt
  • Pink felt
  • Wave rotary cutter
  • Sewing machine
  • Buttons-I used Buttons Galore and More’s Raspberry Bulk Pack, because you can never have too many pink buttons!
  • Embroidery floss & Needle
  • Ink jet, printable fabric
  • 13″ wood dowel
  • Red & white bakery twine

Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of white felt into a 17″ x 11″ rectangle.
  2. Fold one short side over 1″ then sew to create a pocket to put your dowel through later.
  3. Trim other short end using a wave rotary cutter or pinking shears.
  4. Cut a 7″ x 3″ rectangle from the pink felt.
  5. Using your printable fabric and word processing software, create a sign for the top of your calendar.  Mine says “Be My Valentine”.
  6. Cut the printable fabric into a 6.5″ x 2.25″  rectangle.
  7. Place pink felt triangle, centered and about 1″ inch down from top of white piece of felt. Remember, the top of your calendar will be where you stitched a pocket for the dowel.  Pin and sew.
  8. Center your printable fabric on the pink rectangle.  Pin and sew.
  9. Cut 14 2″ x 2″ squares from your red felt.
  10. Sew one pink button into the center of each red felt square.  I found the middle by folding the square in half, finger pressing, then folding it the other direction and finger pressing.  Attach you button where the lines cross.  Easy!
  11. Cut fourteen hearts from your white felt.  To get evenly sized hearts, I cut 2″ x 2″ squares from the white felt, folded them in half and cut half hearts.
  12. Carefully cut a small slit into the center of each heart.
  13. Measure down 1/2″ from the pink felt and 1/2″ in from edge of white felt.  Place your first red square there and pin.  Measure 1/2″ over to the right and pin.  Continue pinning on red squares, making sure you line them up evenly.  Sew the squares onto the fabric.  You can use your sewing machines to do this (just be careful not to run over the buttons) or attach them using a cute embroidery stitch.
  14. Cut a 5″ x 3″ rectangle from the pink felt.  Using your wave rotary cutters or pinking shears, cut a decorate edge along one of the long sides.
  15. Cut a 5″ x 1.5″ rectangle from the red felt.  Using your wave rotary cutters or pinking shears, cut a decorate edge along one of the long sides.  If you want to add a decorative ribbon, sew it on now.
  16. Place the red felt rectangle onto the pink felt rectangle, lining up the straight, long edge.  Sew three sides together, leaving the long, decorate edge of the red rectangle open.  You now have a pocket for your extra hearts.
  17. Sew the pocket onto the white base, 1/2″ down from the last row of red squares, 1/2″ from the right side of the white base.
  18. Cut out additional felt hearts in pink, red, and white and sew onto the calendar randomly.  Use cute embroidery stitches to attach them.
  19. Slide dowel through the top pocket of your calendar.  Tie baker’s twine to end of dowels and hang.

You are done!  Store your white hearts in the pocket.  As each day dawns, allow your child to button a heart onto one of the red squares.  When the all the squares are full, it’s Valentine’s Day!  Use the now empty pocket to store a few Valentine’s and enjoy your calendar for a couple of extra days after the holiday.

 

 

Valentine Countdown Calendar by Laura Bray

 

I know this calendar is a lot of work, but I was able to get mine done in about 3 hours total.  I think it’s worth the work-after all it’s a heirloom item.

 

 

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A Little Mixed Media Inspiration for Valentine's Day Crafting.

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day crafting I found this lovely Heart Canvas mixed media piece over on Shari Carroll’s blog. I hope it’ll inspire you in your Valentine’s Day crafting. Be sure to look at several pages on Shari’s blog as she has LOTS of great projects! :)

There are two posts for this project here and here.

 

 

 

 

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Fleece, Yo-Yo's and Buttons on a Valentine's Day Wreath

Fleece, Yo-Yo's and Buttons on a Valentine's Day Wreath

 

Isn’t this a sweet, simple decoration for Valentine’s Day? Or a baby girls’ room?

It’s a little time consuming but not very hard to make. Let me show you how…

 

Fleece, Yo-Yo's and Buttons on a Valentine's Day Wreath

 

First off you’ll need a 14 inch extruded foam wreath, some fleece and Fabri-Tac from Beacon Adhesives.

 

Fleece, Yo-Yo's and Buttons on a Valentine's Day Wreath

 

Cut the fleece in a long strip wide enough to wrap around the foam wreath and to meet at the edge. Glue the fleece around the wreath as shown. Scrunch the fleece together to make it kind of wrinkly.

TIP: When I’m using Fabri-Tac to “sew” I often use pinch clothes pins to hold the fabric together while the glue dries!

 

Fleece, Yo-Yo's and Buttons on a Valentine's Day Wreath

 

Next grab yourself some yo yo makers from Clover. I used a large circle, large heart and medium circle.

 

Fleece, Yo-Yo's and Buttons on a Valentine's Day Wreath

 

I made about 24 yo-yos with four different fabrics. I have to say, that I love the yo yo makers. They made it really easy!

This part of the project is perfect for crafting while watching television!

 

Fleece, Yo-Yo's and Buttons on a Valentine's Day Wreath

 

Fleece, Yo-Yo's and Buttons on a Valentine's Day Wreath

 

Then sew buttons in the center of the yo yos. The Button Bonanza in Bubblegum is PERFECT for this!

 

Fleece, Yo-Yo's and Buttons on a Valentine's Day Wreath

 

Next, lay the yo yos out on the wreath in a pleasing pattern and then take small pins and pin them in place.

 

Fleece, Yo-Yo's and Buttons on a Valentine's Day Wreath

 

I used a bone folder to tuck the pins down in deep so that you can’t see them in the finished wreath.

You can either fill in the whole wreath or only fill in a portion of it like I did. And of course, it doesn’t have to be in pinks.. it can be any colors you choose! :)

 

 

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Sweeten Up With Buttons This Valentines Day

Make someone you love feel special this Valentines Day!  Reuse some empty and clean jars as funky containers for goodies and gifts.

Using craft paints (I used Glass Gallery and Apple Barrel-both from Plaid), paint some hearts and polka dots onto the glass.

While the paint is drying (Gallery Glass takes a while), wrap some red and pink buttons up in wire to create handles for the jars.  A great place to buy buttons is Buttons Galore. When the paint is dry you can add another layer of paint decor then add red and pink buttons to the jars with Aleene’s Tacky Glue.

Let the jars dry completely before handling them to add the button wire.  Twist the wires around the jar rims in whatever way you like.  I made an extra one to decorate a wine bottle!

THEN, fill the jars up with candy goodies and you are all set to lay out a SWEET Valentine display of love!  Please share other ideas of things to put in the jars.  Sharing is a nice thing to do.

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