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Last Minute Modern Christmas Gift Tag – with Buttons!

Think buttons aren’t a match for modern style? Our 28 Lilac Lane “Winter Wonderland” embellishment bottle, paired with washi tape, makes a quick and easy modern Christmas gift tag that will add sparkle and style to your special gift this Christmas!

Modern Christmas Gift Tag


To create the tag base, cut the 6×6 pad in half to create a 3×6 piece. Snip off two corners to create the top of the tag, and then use a hold punch to create the hole.

Lay a strip of the gold washi tape across across the tag about 2/3 of the way down from the top. Cut two more small strips and position them one to each side closer to the top.

Select buttons to create a row across the tag along the bottom of the washi tape. Adhere the buttons using white glue or a hot glue gun.

From the white cardstock, cut a 5/8″ strip. Write the to/from information for your gift on it, and then snip the pieces off of the strip. Adhere them using paper adhesive.

Cut a length of yarn. Loop it through the tag’s hole and tie it off to attach your gift.

This modern Christmas gift tag only takes a few minutes to make, but will definitely brighten up your Christmas wrapping for someone special!


DIY Gift Wrapping with Buttons

Here is a fantastic way to create custom  DIY gift wrapping in fifteen minutes (or less) using buttons, fabric markers and glue.  Check it out!  Yay, it’s Fifteen MINUTE Friday!!!



A tip for buttons and fabric if you are not up for sewing…super tacky adhesives work best!  I love the Fast Grab Tacky from Aleene’s because it holds the buttons right away and keeps them in place until totally dried.  You can see in the next picture that the buttons are in place and the glue is still wet.  I love that!



You can get more ideas and the full tutorial over on my blog HERE.






DIY Flour Sack Gift Bag

Handmade gifts are even better when they are wrapped in a handmade flour sack gift bag.  This DIY is an awesome way to use fabric and trim scraps along with your button stash to create unique and fun bags for gifts and goodies.

Flour Sack Gift Bag FInal

They are easy as pie.  Here is what you do…

Flour Sack Gift Bag

  1. Rip your fabric to be double the size you want your bag to turn out.  Mine is 18×9 inches.
  2. Cut your fabrics and trims in strips and stack them the way you like.
  3. Sew the strips to the half of your fabric you want to be the front.
  4. Fold your fabric and sew the side and bottom closed with a bright thread in a decorative stitch.
  5. Add your buttons with Aleene’s Quick Dry Fabric Fusion.

TaDa!  I am making 525 of these for SNAP.  They will be given out at the breakfast on Saturday morning filled with Laura Kelly goodies and YES, buttons will be in the bags.


Cheers and Happy Making,



Puppy Treat Gift Tags with Self-Inking Stamps

It is Fifteen MINUTE Friday!!!

And it is true…. Adding a little button to about anything ups the adorable factor exponentially.  I stamped these little puppy tags for Jordan to use when giving out treats to dogs that she walks and they came out so cute.

Puppy Stamp Expressionery

Just stamp, color (we like Tombow dual tip markers and their colored pencils bunches) then add buttons (from the Laura Kelly Brights) with Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue.  Let it dry and tie it on to goodies.


It is that simple, fun and well….adorable!

Button Nose Puppy Stamp Expressionery

This stamp is one of the new ones in my collection that is available on expressionery.com.  You can check them out here.  And here are a few other great ideas for stamps and buttons if you like this one…

Stamp Handmade By Stamped_Expressionery_Button


Happy Gift Tag Making,



Create A Crafty Jar Gift in Fifteen Minutes

Gift in jars are so super fun.  I have received ones that are filled with sweet treats and ones that are filled with ingredients to create recipes.  I created this one for my creative friends who would rather make stuff than snack, bake or cook.  This is what I started with.

BGM Jar GIft Contents

And this is how it ended up.  I used hot glue to put the pieces on the outside and filled the inside with BUTTONS from my Laura Kelly BRIGHTS collection along with 3 little bottles of Aleene’s Tacky Glue (because it works awesome to adhere the buttons).

BGM Jar Gift 2

What would you want in your crafty jar gift?




Patriotic Gift Bags

Summertime is a great time to get creative and break out the tie dye.  For Fifteen MINUTE Friday, I am sharing this quick and fun craft that you can create to share patriotic gifts in cute little bags.  You will need little bags (cotton ones work best), a Tulip One Step Tie Dye Kit and Laura Kelly BUTTONS (of course)!

Tie Dyed Gift Bags

Tie dye your little bags first.  You will need to plan ahead to give them plenty of time for the dye to set.  I did my set up on a cookie sheet with plastic wrap and paper towels.


Then I filled the bottle with water, shook them up and squirted on the dye.


When they are all done, stitch on a few fun buttons to complete your gift bags.

Patriotic Gift Bag

Then fill them up with goodies and your gift giving is ready to go.   There are LOTS of great ideas for tie dyeing and many of them can be embellished with buttons.  Check them out here.

And enter to win this fabulous contest – a Tie Dye Party for TEN!

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Happy Making Fun Things,



Initial Wrapping Paper


Nothing beats birthdays and presents…especially giving things to people we love.  Sometimes the wrapping makes all the difference.  Here is a wrapping idea that is simple and fun.  The mom of these spectacular kids kept the wrapping to frame.  How touching!

This would be a great way to wrap graduation gifts, Father’s Day gifts and wedding gifts too.

I painted the initial on the paper then outlined with Sharpie and added words.  I hot glued buttons and ribbon to decorate and wa-lah…the gifts were ready to give.

To read more about this project, visit Laura Kelly’s blog.

Happy Creating!


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