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DIY Baby’s First Christmas Ornament

DIY Baby's First Christmas Ornament

It’s Aimee here today with a simple little hot air balloon ornament, easy enough for the most novice of stitchers to complete. Gift this DIY Baby’s First Christmas Ornament to a friend’s newest little one or hang it on your tree to celebrate the new little life in your home! Continue Reading →

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DIY Easy Sequin Christmas Candy Cane Gift Tags

Sequin Christmas Candy Cane Gift Tags

One of my favorite things during the holiday season are handmade gifts. But even more fun than making just the gifts, I love to make the tags and even the wrapping paper to wrap the handmade gifts in. I start making my holiday gift wrap and tags super early in the year and I put them on everything! These fun 28 Lilac Lane Candy Cane Sequins were perfect to make candy cane Christmas gift tags! It’s such a lovely mix of red and white sequins for the holiday season. The candy cane gift tags turned out so festive and cute. It’s the perfect little tag for a cute little package! Continue Reading →

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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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Make a DIY Tailgate Party Invitation with Buttons Galore

Fall is quickly approaching, and we all know that fall means FOOTBALL! Today, I will show you how to make the cutest DIY tailgate party invitation using football themed buttons from Buttons Galore. So get ready to fire up the barbecue and cheer on your favorite team!

DIY tailgate party invitation

Supplies needed for DIY tailgate party invitation:

How to make a DIY tailgate party invitation:

Using a paper trimmer, I cut the brown cardstock to 5″ x 7″ and the tan cardstock to 4.5″ by 6.5″. I then inked the edges of the tan cardstock with brown chalk ink to add dimension. I used a tape runner to attach the tan cardstock to the brown cardstock to make the base of the invitation. Next, I hand lettered the words on the invitation. I used a fineline pen to do the lettering, then used a brush pen to darken all my downstrokes. This is an easy way to make your hand lettering look great, even if you aren’t that good at it! The word “football” made from alphabet stickers was then added.

DIY tailgate party invitation

I then chose the buttons I was going to use. Most of these buttons had shanks on the back. In order to use them on a flat surface like this one, I had to remove the shanks. This is easy to do using a button shank remover or a pair of side cutters. I clipped off the shanks, then attached the buttons to the invitation using red line tape. This tape is strong enough to hold these buttons securely!

I placed the buttons all around the card in the white spaces. The buttons give this invitation a fun feel and cool dimension that you just can’t get with any other embellishments… plus they are absolutely adorable!

DIY tailgate party invitation

Your guests won’t be able to resist this super fun invitation! Go team!

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DIY your Wedding Decor with a Diamond Ring Frame

Hello Everyone! This is Katie from the Buttons Galore & More Design Team and today I have a fun wedding decor idea!

DIY Wedding Decor Diamond Ring Frame

When I was given the task to make a wedding decor project, I wanted to create something that was cute, useful, and that could be saved in the long-run. With that in mind, I decided to create a diamond ring frame that could be customized to fit your wedding decor, be useful (since it’s a frame), and be saved by the bride. In addition, this project is super inexpensive to make because it’s made from a wooden plaque, an embroidery hoop, and a piece of foam board!

To decorate the diamond part of the ring, I decided to use the 28 Lilac Lane Embellishment Bottle in Winter Wonderland. Even though “winter wonderland” sounds wintry, this embellishment bottle could easily be used for wedding décor as well because the embellishment bottle contains several shades of white/cream colored buttons, along with seed beads and flat back half pearls. The flat back half pearls (in my opinion) really make this embellishment bottle perfect for wedding projects!

So, to find out how to make your own Diamond Ring Frame, keep reading below!

Supplies needed:

  • 28 Lilac Lane ”Winter Wonderland” Embellishment Bottle
  • wooden plaque (I used a 6 ½ inch plaque)
  • embroidery hoop (I used a 6-inch hoop)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint: Snow (Titanium) White
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint: Sweet Mint
  • foam brushes
  • foam board
  • craft knife
  • Xyron 9’’ Creative Station (optional)
  • decoupage glue
  • hot glue gun
  • picture or image you want to use in your frame

Step 1: Paint your wooden plaque white and your embroidery hoop mint. Then set both items aside to dry.

Step 2: Grab your foam board and cut out a diamond shape. The diamond I cut out for my 6-inch embroidery hoop was 5 inches by 3 ½ inches.

Step 3: Grab your 28 Lilac Lane Embellishment Bottle in Winter Wonderland and start decorating your diamond cut out. To do this, simply brush on a layer of decoupage glue onto your diamond cut out and begin arranging your buttons. While doing this, I also sprinkled on seed beads to fill in the gaps between the buttons. Finally, as an extra touch, I glued on a flat back half pearl to each of the buttons.

Once your diamond has been decorated, set the whole thing aside to dry.

Step 4: Take your picture, sign, or image that you want to use for your frame and cut it down to size to fit on the inside of your embroidery hoop. Then take that image and run it through your Xyron 9” Creative Station. Once you have run your image through the Xyron Creative Station, rub the top of the sticker paper. Finally, peel the image off the sticker paper and adhere it to your wooden plaque.

DIY Wedding Decor Diamond Ring Frame

Step 5: Using a hot glue gun, glue on your embroidery hoop to your main wooden plaque and then glue your diamond on top of the embroidery hoop.

Once all your pieces have been glued on, you’re ready to display your new Diamond Ring Frame!

DIY Wedding Decor Diamond Ring Frame

DIY Wedding Decor Diamond Ring Frame

As you can see, I used my Diamond Ring Frame to hold a sign about taking Instagram photos during the wedding. However, this frame could be made to hold a variety of things. For example, the frame could hold photos, it could direct the guests to do something (like signing a guest book), or simply be used to display a favorite quote. Along those same lines, this Diamond Ring Frame does not have to be used at the wedding. It could also be used as a decoration for the bridal shower or bachelorette party instead!

What 28 Lilac Lane items would you use for your wedding or shower decor?

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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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Quick Flower Banners for a Girl’s Room

Buttons are a great way to add detail to home decor projects. This flower banner project uses them to finish off the flowers and banners that make a plain valance into a pretty accent for a girl’s room.

Flower Banner

Supplies:

My daughter’s room has had this simple white valance since I first designed her nursery before she was born. She’s nearly 14 now, and it seemed time to change it up a bit. She loves everything with flowers, so I thought a flower banner would be an easy and fun way to add some more color to her room.

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To make this flower banner, cut the number of triangle banners you think that you’ll need from burlap or cotton fabric. Die cut the flowers from felt and  hot glue them to the front of the banners. Hot glue a button into each flower center to finish it.

Cut a length of jute twine that is long enough for your window. Fold over the top of each banner, lay the string into the crease, and hot glue the fold down. Once all of the banners are glued onto the string, finish each banner with two buttons.

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If you are decorating on a budget – or even if you aren’t – this is a great way to add some style to a simple valance. And because it isn’t permanent, it can be easily removed for washing the valance, or redecorating. Make one today!

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