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Decorate with a DIY Berrylicious Button Bouquet

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Flowers are pretty, but they are also expensive and don’t last very long. A button bouquet is affordable and simple to make and will add some vintage charm to your home, wedding, or shower – and never needs watering! Continue Reading →

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Easy DIY Decorated Candle with Buttons & Ribbon!


Hey, y’all! Lorrie here with a fun new DIY decorated candle project that is super easy but makes a great gift!

I’ll admit it – I am a candle addict! I have a ton of them in my own home, plus they are my go-to gift for lots of different people: teachers, co-workers, friends, in-laws. You name them, and they have probably gotten a candle from me! Since I do love giving them, I am always on the lookout for deals on candles, because as much as I love them the one downside is that sometimes they are a little expensive. I have found that after the holidays, lots of stores have great prices on candles. I usually buy several to give throughout the year. But sometimes, those candles can be a little boring. They may be just a plain jar candle, or like I used for this project, just a 3-wick pillar candle. But with a little ribbon and some Pet Shop Button Basics buttons from Buttons Galore & More, these plain candles can go from “meh” to “wow” very quickly! Continue Reading →

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Make a Thread Spool Photo Holder with Buttons!

Hi, Connie here with Buttons Galore & More design team sharing a simple and cute (as a button) thread spool photo holder. I will be using the Buttons Galore “Winter Mist” Haberdashery button mix. The buttons are a beautiful mix of vintage greens, purple, burgundy and light tan.

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I created several of these thread spool photo holders using the supplies I had on hand. They can be enhanced many different ways to make them each unique. I wanted the original spool label to remain. I used felt to wrap around the center of the spool adding color to the project. (The spools could also be painted or pattern paper could be used.) The Winter Mist Haberdashery button pack comes with different size buttons and beautifully coordinated. You get a nice mix of color!

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Supply list to make thread spool photo holders:

How to make thread spool photo holders:

  1.  Insert large paper clip into spool hole – if it is loose glue it in.
  2.  Measure and cut felt for center of spool. Wrap around the spool and glue.
  3.  Glue buttons and embellishments to front of spool.
  4.  Let dry.

thread spool photo holders

These thread spool photo holders can be used as teacher gifts, personalized place cards, displays for vintage photos, to show off a proud kid moment, and in many more ways. What about holding a favorite recipe? There’s so many ways for using these photo stands.

thread spool photo holders

thread spool photo holders

These thread spool photo holders are fun to make and the kids can join in too. Adding different elements can truly make them a “one of a kind” thinking of you gift. Buttons Galore & More have gorgeous buttons that would be perfect for this project! Thanks for stopping by today!

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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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