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Buzzin' with BUTTONS!

It’s the season when our plans shift to wide open spaces and the great outdoors!  I just love CAMPING!  Pack up the kids, the tents, chairs, granola bars…  Camera, inner tube and….

The BUG spray!

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Father's Day Picture Frame

Hero - Father's Day Picture Frame

Here’s a special gift for Dad- a handmade frame with a photo of someone who loves him!

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Button Bugs to Make With Kids

These quick and easy Button Bugs are a great solution to the “Mom, I’m bored” statement that we hear all Summer long.

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Pretty Button Flower Wall Decor

Pretty little blooms button flower picture by Jen Goode

This project can be made using a variety of recycled materials combined with your favorite pretty buttons. Add a touch of color to your decor for a flower garden inspiration all year long. I created this project to accent pieces in my daughter’s bedroom, but you can adapt it to fit where ever you’d like some “pretty little blooms”.

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Wood Button Monogram

Add texture and detail to a simple framed monogram using a variety of wood buttons from the Haberdashery collection. These buttons are a gorgeous mix of natural wood colors, and I couldn’t resist showcasing them in a project that let their beauty take center stage.

In order to play up the texture of the wood, I covered chipboard with neutral fabric to create a background that didn’t compete with the wood buttons. The buttons were then arranged to make the monogram, and glued into place using fabric adhesive (Beacon Fabri-Tac). A simple inexpensive Ikea wood frame painted navy gives just enough color to draw the eye to the project.

On a wall or on a table, this monogram is a great way to easily personalize a room.

Thanks for stopping by!

Carla Schauer

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Flights of Fancy Spring Pillows

I’m madly in love with these pillows!! I’m a big fan of COLOR and I just LOVE that strip of BUTTONS down the right side of each pillow.

Even if you aren’t the kind of person who likes bright colors there might be something here for you. I can see these made in more neutral shades looking just as wonderful. Actually, I can imagine them for several different seasons as well. Can’t you?

Perfect for clearing out your stash of fabrics too!

If you’d like to learn how to make these for yourself please head on over to Carla Schauer Designs.

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Reach for the buttons!

And you’ll land amongst the stars!

This time of year, many fine folks are spreading their wings and moving up in the world. This project goes out to all of the graduates out there, large and SMALL!

Here’s a hybrid home dec/scrapbook memorabilia collection to get your buttons sparkling for attention – check out my quickie forgotten fine art canvas makeover!

Old canvas was stripped from this frame.  The frame was then painted with acrylic paint.

Once dry, crackle medium was applied and spread, generously.  Let dry, at least until tacky.

Spread 2nd color over crackle medium.   (The 2nd coat doesn’t have to be perfect.) Let dry for several hours.

Once dry, attach chicken wire to the backside with strong staple gun.

Drape fabric onto the back of chicken wire and attach.

Cut stars from card stock and embellish with baker’s twine embellished buttons from Buttons Galore & More.

Lay out pictures and embellishments, memorabilia, etc.

Secure with glue, tape or clips, as desired.

Give the grad in your world a big hug and blessings to REACH FOR THE STARS!

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