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Mini Shamrock Garland – Fifteen MINUTE Friday

by Admin on February 20, 2015

This little garland is super festive and so easy to create.  The mini shamrock garland can be used to decorate in lots of fantastic ways and is perfect for a fifteen MINUTE Friday project.

Button Shamrock Garland

You will need scissors, green decorative paper, Candy Apple Green Buttons, Ribbon or Ric Rac and Aleene’s Always Ready Fast Grab Glue.

Creating Wreath Garland

  1. Cut your shamrocks out free hand so they are all a little different.  You can make a little pattern if that makes you more comfortable.
  2. Glue them from the backs to your ribbon using the Fast Grab and let dry.
  3. Flip over and add buttons with the Fast Grab.

Wreath with Garland

Ta Da!  It looks so fun on this wreath on the front door.

Wreath Front Door




How cute is this pillow that I made with my Laura Kelly buttons and a few things from i Love to Create?  I think is creates adorable decor for to celebrate the holiday of love.


I used Aleene’s Quick Dry Fabric Fusion to adhere the rick-rack around the edges.  Then I used Tulip dimensional paint (red) to spell out love and add the buttons.  I LOVE that it works as a paint and as an adhesive too!


There are so many ways to create with buttons and products from i Love to Create.  Here are a bunch.

iLTC Valentines Mystery Box Collage Labeled

You can click around and check them all out.

You can also enter to win this awesome contest.

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Cheers and Happy Decorating,


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Jar Decor with Buttons and Ribbon

by Admin on January 30, 2015

Fifteen minute Friday is all about creating projects that are quick, simple and fun.  This week’s project is using recycled jars (that tall one is from honey) and adding ribbon and buttons to create decor.

Winter Decor Jars

I simply tied the ribbons from Offray around the jars and bowed one while knotting the other.  I secured the ribbon and  added the buttons with Aleene’s Quick Dry Fabric Fusion because it works great and dries so fast.


These two jars are a perfect addition to this amazing pillow that Laura Neiman created this week using these colors.  Find out more about that over on her awesome blog HERE.

Bird Pillow

The buttons are all from my collection with Buttons Galore.  The red buttons are Radiant Red and the blue in the bird is Robins Egg Blue.  You can buy them all on the website of course!

Buttons and Ribbon on Jars

Happy Creating!






Okay, so this is really cute don’t you think?  It was wayyyyy easy to make and creates awesome decor initials with recycled cereal boxes.  Yipp, it’s Fifteen MINUTE Friday!

BGM Letter L Buttons 2

Cut your favorite letter out of the cereal box.

Fruit Loops L

Cover it in Aleene’s Max Tacky Glue.  This works best because it is thick so it won’t run and won’t get your cardboard soggy AND it is strong.  Cover the letter with buttons.  I used the Laura Kelly BRIGHTS collection.

Glueing Buttons

Add layers if you would like.  I added some Embellishment Buttons to make my L for Laura super fun.  I used the Retro Embellishment Set!

Glueing Buttons

Let it dry completely then find a great place to display it.

BGM Letter L Buttons 2

Happy Quick Crafting with Buttons,



Button Up and Dye a Flower Towel

by Admin on July 18, 2014

Cute right?   You can buttons up this flower towel to dye for at your house to.  The towel is super cute and really easy to make.  It takes about 15 minutes of creating, but allow for a break in between dyeing and rinsing that is much longer, as in 6-8 hours.

DIY Flower Towel

First, dye a white 100% cotton hand towel with Tulip One Step Tie Dye like so.  I put a glass jar down over the area that I wanted to stay clean for the pink dye to create the flower when I did the green and blue.

Dyeing Towel

Then I added the pink.

Pink Dye

Follow the process to set the dye and rinse the towel then stitch on the buttons and stitch a stem with buttons from my Laura Kelly collection and embroidery floss from Coats and Clark.


Ta Da!

Dyed Flower Towel

It matches the bathroom decor I created for Z.  Check out the shower curtain on my blog.

Tie Dye Bath

It used the same process and has buttons on it too.  It just takes MUCH longer!  I painted the canvases to match and that project is on my blog too, with buttons of course!  Check out the flower canvas tutorial here!

Happy Creating,


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YAY for Fifteen MINUTE Fridays!  This project is super easy and fast and creates coaster fun with felt and buttons.

Button Felt Coaster

Cut your felt squares to 5 inches by 5 inches.  You will need two squares per coaster.  I used the high quality Kunin Felt to get a thick classy feel.  Put a layer of Aleene’s Tacky Glue around the edge of one square then line it with your favorite buttons from the BRIGHTS collection by me, Laura Kelly, for Buttons Galore.

Tacky Glue

Spray the other square with a heavy layer of Aleene’s Fabric Fusion and put the two pieces of felt together.

Fabric Fusion

Let it dry completely and it is ready for use.  Create a bunch of these in different colors and you will be all ready for a cocktail party!

Buttons and Aleenes Coaster

Happy Creating,


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DIY Pillow Cover

by Laura Bray on January 27, 2014

Create a boutique style DIY pillow cover with fabric dye and buttons. A premade canvas pillow cover is one of the best ways to customize your home décor. Today, I’ll show you how to make a unique pillow cover that will be sure to brighten up your living room. Best of all, there’s NO sewing involved!

DIY Pillow Cover

Supplies for DIY Pillow Cover:


  1. Follow the instructions on the back of the Rit Dye bottle to mix dye. Use a foam dauber to create polka dots all over the canvas pillow cover. Spray a light coat of dye fixative over the pillow cover and heat seat to dry.
  2. Using fabric glue, attach buttons and trim to the pillow cover.

See? I told you that was easy! To get more DIY home décor ideas, visit me on my blog at www.laurabraydesigns.com.Logo copy