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Pretty up a pencil bag with buttons

Button embellished pencil holder

Button embellished pencil holder by Jen Goode

School just started for my kids so we’ve been busy buying supplies and getting ready for the upcoming year.I decided to have some fun and add a little personalization to some of our school supplies using buttons. Here’s an easy way to add button embellishments to a make a cute pencil bag.  You can add any kind of flat back button and create any kind of pattern or design for your own personal touch.

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Button Birdhouse

This is a quick and easy project to do with your children, but you could also do a few for yourself too.  Match the button colors to your decor and you’ll have a striking piece of art for your home.

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Child’s Button Embroidery Sampler

Do you remember how much you loved to sift through your mom, aunt, or grandmother’s button boxes? I still play with my buttons all the time, and I know I can always keep my five year old daughter busy with buttons. I recently came up with a project that takes button play beyond just looking at buttons, but also uses them as a creative tool. The end result is a darling little sampler of all my daughter’s favorite buttons and artwork. It’s truly an heirloom piece that will be cherished for years to come. Here’s how to make a button embroidery sampler with your child.

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