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Make Easy Victorian Framed Art with Themed Buttons!

Hi, Connie here with the design team sharing a Victorian framed art piece using Victorian accents by Buttons Galore & More. The themed button selections were the perfect accent for this framed art piece. The beautiful thing about these Victorian accent buttons is that you can change the color so easily. Spray paint works great!

Victorian Framed Art

The frame was painted with acrylic paint and sanded to create a distressed finish for a vintage look and feel. The inside piece is vintage dictionary paper. I stenciled the paper with the word “create” in black acrylic paint. The silk flowers were wrapped with twine and then adhered to the side of the frame with strong glue.

Victorian Framed ArtThe Heirloom Keepsakes buttons were glued to the side of the flower cluster. They come in several different colors. I used the light green ones for this project.

Victorian Framed Art

The Victorian Rose buttons and the Gold Filigree corners were spray painted a pewter color and adhered to each inside corner of the frame.  The Filigree corner was attached first and then the Victorian Rose button next.  The shanks were clipped off, using wire snips, to give a flat surface to adhere them.

To finish my Victorian framed art, the frame was splattered delicately with black and pewter paint. That process was achieved by spraying a puddle of paint, on a paper plate, and then using a toothbrush to splat the paint on the frame. It’s an old technique but still one of my favorites!

Supplies needed:

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

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Make a fun DIY Sequin Coaster Set with the Kids

Hello everyone! This is Katie from the Buttons Galore & More Design Team, and today I have a super fun DIY Sequin Coaster Set that you can make with your kids!

DIY Sequin Coasters

The project I will be showing you how to make today is a DIY Sequin Coaster Set! Now, you may be thinking that sequins and coasters don’t belong together. However, this DIY Sequin Coaster Set has a protective coating on top which seals in all the sequins and creates a barrier between your drinks and the actual coasters. In addition, this project is kid friendly and can be completed in just 3 easy steps!

To decorate my sequin coasters, I decided to use the brand new 28 Lilac Lane Sequin Tin in Haunted House. Now, even though the haunted house name sounds like it’s made for Halloween, these sequins have a more holographic look to them. For example, the tin contains silver, purple, black, white, and hologram colored sequins. In addition, the sequins are round, hexagon, and star shaped.  For this particular project, I paired the sequins up with some purple paint. However, I think with the holographic look that they have could be paired with a variety of paint colors.

So, to find out how to make your own Sequin Coaster Set, keep reading below!

Supplies Needed:

DIY Sequin Coaster Set

Step 1: Paint your wooden coasters on the front and back. Then set each one aside to dry.

DIY Sequin Coaster Set

Step 2: Apply a layer of Mod Podge onto your coaster then begin adding sequins from the 28 Lilac Lane Haunted House Sequin Tin. While doing this step, you could add your sequins to your coasters in one of two ways. The first way would be to sprinkle the sequins onto the coaster and then spread the sequins out with a toothpick. The second way would be to add each sequin on by hand.

With that being said, no matter what method you use, you want to make sure that your sequins are lying flat on your coaster. This means that sequins should not be glued on top of each other and that each sequin should be lying flat by itself. Also, when making these coasters, I felt that that less was more. For example, I found that using a smaller amount of sequins (in a particular pattern) really gave the coaster a finished look. However, you can do whatever floats your crafty boat.

Once you are done adding your sequins, apply another thin layer of Mod Podge and set the coasters aside to dry.

DIY Sequin Coaster Set

Step 3: Now apply a thin coat of Dimensional Magic to the top of your coaster. When applying the Dimensional Magic you may want to have a tooth pick handy so you can pop any air bubbles. At first the top of your coaster may look ”cloudy” but that’s ok because it will dry completely clear. After you finish applying the Dimensional Magic set your coaster aside to dry for 24 hours.

Keep repeating this process with your other coasters.

When the Dimensional Magic is completely dry, you are ready to start using your new coaster set!

DIY Sequin Coaster Set

DIY Sequin Coaster Set

I loved how this DIY Sequin Coaster Set turned out! Now, I want to make a bunch of different coaster sets in different patterns and colors.

With that being said, this sequin coaster set would be a great summer project to make over the weekend with your kids. Personally, I made these coasters in the afternoon and was able to use them (after the Dimensional Magic had dried) the next day. Also, as coasters, they have held up really nicely with both hot and cold drinks.

This project could be customized with any color scheme that you’d like, of course. If you made this DIY Sequin Coaster Set, what new 28 Lilac Lane Premium Sequin Tin would you use?

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Embellish a Seashell Coloring Canvas with 28 Lilac Lane

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This project combines two of my favorite things: coloring and sequins! Using a pre-printed canvas, markers, and new sequins from 28 Lilac Lane, I made a fun project that is an easy way to decorate an ocean-themed room. This project is so easy that even the kids can do it!

To make this project, you will need:

How to:

  1. Color in the coloring canvas using markers. 
  2. Fill in “water” areas of the canvas with clear drying glue. Only work on a small section at a time so the glue doesn’t dry before sequins have been applied.
  3. While the glue is still wet, shake on sequins from the 28 Lilac Lane Sequin & Bead Mixes and the 28 Lilac Lane Sequin Tins. When the glue has dried, shake off the excess sequins onto a piece of paper. You can then reuse those sequins!
  4. Use clear drying glue to mark accents on selected seashells on the canvas. Use sequins from the 28 Lilac Lane Sequin Tins. Shake off the excess.

This canvas was so fun to make. I absolutely love to color so I really enjoyed getting out of coloring books and onto a canvas, and the addition of a little sequin bling just makes it even better!

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A Mermaid Tale Sequin Chalkboard For Summer Kid Fun!

You don’t have to know how to sew to use sequins! Besides using them on cards, and in fun little shaker packs, you can glue sequins to just about anything for a fun shimmer and shine! I glued some gorgeous turquoise blue sequins from the new 28 Lilac Lane “Mermaid Tale” Premium Sequin Tin to a wood surface for a fun Mermaid Tale Sequin chalkboard. This craft is simple enough for a child to participate in as well!

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Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Mermaid Tale sequin chalkboard:

Mermaid Tale Sequin Chalkboard Materials

Step one:

Paint the wood bracket shape with the acrylic craft paint.  (This is a perfect step for little hands to help with!) I painted the front and back of my shape. Let the paint dry completely.

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Step two:

Paint the inside of the bracket-shaped board with black chalkboard paint following the instructions on your specific bottle. My chalkboard paint instructed to use two coats of paint and allow a relatively long cure time.

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Step three:

Glue the blue sequins from the 28 Lilac Lane “Mermaid Tale” Premium Sequin Tin around the outside edge of your bracket shaped board. I used three different size sequins from the tin all the way around the edge of the board. My kids had a lot of fun helping with this step! I had one helper finding the perfect sequins from the tin, and the other helper situating them just right on the glue I was spreading. In less than 30 minutes, we had the perfect Mermaid Tale border around our chalkboard!

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Step four: 

When your glue has dried completely, add a ribbon to hang your chalkboard.  I cut a length of ribbon about 12 inches long.  Add a dot of glue to the top of each side of the board, and add the ribbon.  I glued a blue button to each end of the ribbon and added one more sequin inside each button (at the direction of my little helpers).

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My daughter took the fun little chalkboard to hang in her room so she can write and draw her mermaid-y messages on it.

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Using different sequin tins from the new 28 Lilac Lane Premium Collection could result in completely different little chalkboards. I want to make a house shaped Halloween themed one next, using the Haunted House Sequin Tin!

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What shape and sequins would you use?

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How to Make a Rustic Vine Wreath with Buttons & Beads!

One of my favorite things to make are wreaths. There are so many ways to decorate them and endless opportunities to get creative. I put together this rustic vine wreath using the Victoria embellishment kit by 28 Lilac Lane.

rustic vine wreath with buttons and embellishments from 28 Lilac Lane by Anaya Whye

Supplies needed:

Start with the beading needle and invisible thread. Wrap the thread around the wreath and tie a knot to secure it. Stack beads and sequins onto the needle until you have about 1/2 inch or so on the needle. Wrap the thread around while keeping the majority of the beads and sequins in place on the front of the wreath.

Continue wrapping the thread around the rustic vine wreath until you get back to where you started. You’ll get the best results if you wrap the thread no more than about 1/2″ inch apart.

After adding the sequins and beads, I repeated the process with embroidery thread to add some little buttons.

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I cut a few pieces of felt to create leaves and attached them to the wreath with a glue gun, while leaving space for some buttons. Cut a length of wire long enough to wrap around the wreath. Stack 2-3 buttons and push wire through 2 holes in each of them. Wrap the wire around the wreath, twist, and cut  the ends.  Tuck the excess wire into the backside of the wreath so there are no sharp ends left sticking out.

After you have added as many buttons as you’d like, the last step is to tie a ribbon to hang your finished rustic vine wreath! I used a small 6 inch wreath for this project, but of course it can be done in a larger size. I find this to be a perfect size to decorate with inside the house. I often hang small wreaths around the house on the walls alongside my photos and even hang them in my work space at the office.

rustic vine wreath with buttons and embellishments from 28 Lilac Lane by Anaya Whye

Looking for a wreath project but prefer a different style? Check out all our button wreath projects!

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Straight from Heaven Baby Nursery Wall Decor [Free Template]

Hello! Kelli here. I am excited to share this sweet button nursery decor with you today! A dear family member is having her first baby soon – a girl! My family member is a Disney fanatic, and so I thought this sweet little project would be just right up her alley for nursery decor.

I wanted to create a button silhouette, but sometimes it can be difficult to get those round buttons to fit into a certain shape.  I solved the problem and saved some time by using a cut out to go over the buttons, giving it nice crisp lines.

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Supplies needed:

Step one:

Start by printing out the design templates. I used three sheets of 12×12 cardstock. The heavier the cardstock is the easier this project will be. The first sheet you print should be the quote with the stork outline. The second sheet will be the bag cutout, and the third sheet will be blank.

You can download the PDF templates here:

Step two:

Cut out the stork outline. Use a sharp knife or the point of your scissors to poke a hole in the center of the stork, and then cut it out. Alternatively, if you have a Cricut or a Silhouette cutting machine, you can upload the template into the machine’s software and use the machine to draw the lettering and cut out the stork for you, which is what I did.

Step three: 

Lay the sheet with the cut out stork on top of the blank sheet of cardstock. Use it as a template to trace the outline of the stork onto the blank sheet.

The outline will give you an idea of where the buttons need to be placed.

Glue pink buttons to the blank sheet of cardstock, filling in the stork outline. You don’t need to worry about going outside the lines with the buttons.

Step Four:

Cut out and color the stork’s bag. I ran it through my manual die cut machine with an embossing folder to give it a little bit of extra depth. Alternatively, you could use a patterned paper to print the bag template on for an extra something. Glue the stork bag onto the cardstock sheet with the cutout stork silhouette,  making sure to line up the knot on the bag with the stork’s beak. Glue an adorable clothes pin button to the bag. (Cut off the shank first with scissors or a shank remover.)

Step five:

Layer the pages into your picture frame.  First, the stork cutout sheet goes in face down.

Lay the cardstock sheet with the glued buttons on face down on top of the first sheet, and line them up.  Replace the frame back and you’re done!

Now your buttons have a perfect silhouette line without any fuss, and you have some adorable nursery wall art for a sweet new baby.  Change the pink buttons to blue ones for a boy (or yellow if you don’t know the baby’s gender), and it works for both!

 

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Decorate Your Walls with a Button Globe Mosiac

Hi! I’m Kelli, from the Craft Shack Chronicles blog and I’m so excited to be joining the Buttons Galore Design team! For my first project, I wanted to make a piece of home decor. I’m working on a gallery wall above my piano and I am having fun adding in lots of different colors and textures. You can easily add interesting depth and texture to your home decor pieces by using buttons and sequins to add color instead of paint. I used two 28 Lilac Lane kits to make this fun Button Globe Mosaic.

Supplies needed for Button Globe Mosiac:

Step one:

Draw the design outline onto the wood globe surface. You can trace it, transfer it, or freehand it. Draw the design onto the globe using a pencil. You won’t be able to see it when it’s covered in buttons and sequins so it doesn’t need to be perfect.

 

Step two:

Use green sequins from both Lilac Lane kits to fill in the land shapes. Add a little bit of glue and spread it out. Drop the sequins onto the glue one at a time. I find it easy to use a toothpick to arrange the sequins in the glue but you could use whatever you have on hand.

The glue will dry clear, so you don’t need to worry if you get a little messy.

 

Step three:

Fill the in the oceans with blue buttons. Try to mix large and small buttons into the mix to add interesting variations in the texture. The smaller buttons fit nicely in some of the small curves around the land, while the bigger buttons were easier to use further out in the ocean.

Cover the entire globe with buttons and fill in any gaps with seed beads, or blue sequins from the Lilac Lane Kits.

 

Step four:

Use wood stain to finish the remaining wood part or fill it in with buttons that complement your home decor colors. Finally, use the beautiful rope trim from the Let’s Go kit to attach the camera embellishment from the same kit to the top of the globe. A big white button from the Tea Time kit was the perfect size to put on the globe base.

I’m thinking about adding a little red button heart in the general area where we live on the globe. Would you add it, or leave it as it is? I can’t decide! I’m so excited to hang my new Button Globe Mosaic on my gallery wall soon!

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