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DIY A Simple spring tablescape with buttons

Hello there!  Today I am bringing you a super simple tablescape idea for spring using buttons, ribbon and clear glass jars…a “button-scape” if you will!  I’m willing to bet we all have a hodge podge of glass containers around the house (mason jars are one of my favorites) along with small spring and Easter themed nic-nacs.  Why not pull them together and make them a cohesive tablescape with the unifying ingredients of buttons, jars and ribbon?

Materials from Buttons Galore and More:

Other items needed:

  • various glass containers/jars/vases
  • spring themed collectibles
  • silk floral picks
  • pink/white gingham ribbon

Are you ready for the super complicated directions????  Just kidding, this process is simple.

  1. Partially fill jars with a single color of pastel buttons
  2. Add a figurine to the jar on top of the buttons
  3. Tie a ribbon around the top of the glass jar
  4. Arrange in a pleasing way on your table or display area

Check out the various items I used in my tablescape…

I loved the glass domed effect of the jars on my little treasures and the buttons are just the perfect pretty stage to show them off with!

Thank you for hopping by my post today!  I hope it inspires you to put your buttons to work this spring!

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DIY Sweet Treat Notecards

Sweet treats and tea time come to mind today with this mini notecard set that highlights some adorable themed buttons from Buttons Galore and More!  Perfect for quick birthday notecards, party invitations or a great giftable set for the sweet tooth in your friendship circle!  A few simple ingredients and you have the makings for a sweet greeting!

Buttons Galore and More Product:

With a few simple products from Buttons Galore and More and some other card making items, I was on my way to a stack of cute notecards.

I first paired up my buttons in the Sweet Delights Collection with some stamps that had frame options as well as sentiments if I should choose to add a simple sentiment to the inside of the card.

I stamped out eight frames with chocolate ink on white cardstock and then paired up the buttons with the frames that fit each one the best.

These are “shank” buttons, meaning there is a small loop at the back of the button for sewing/tying onto your project.  In this case, I was going to need a flat back to my buttons so a simple clip of the shank with a pair of pliers was all that was needed.

First a clip just to remove a portion of the shank….

After that first clip, the button layers come apart and you can trim the shank even shorter so it will be flush with the back once reassembled.

Before re-assembling the button layers, apply a bit of craft glue to make the layers stick.

Re-assemble and pinch together so the liquid glue adheres well.

Once all of the buttons are prepared and the stamped frames are trimmed from the cardstock, adhere the buttons to the frames and start matching them with various colorful scrapbooking papers…scraps will work fine.  My papers range in size but are around 3″x4″ each, give or take a slice of the paper trimmer.

I decided these needed some ribbon and pearl pretties.  Tie small satin bows, one for each card and apply a Classic Circle.

Each classic circle has a touch of liquid adhesive on the back and is placed upon the knot of the bow.

Small paper doilies from the bakery section of the craft store have been cut in half to help set a backdrop for the treat-adorned frames.

Anyone hungry for dessert now!???  Thanks so much for checking out my sweet treat notecard idea!

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Super Simple – Super Chic Napkin Rings

Button embellished napkin rings

Button embellished napkin rings

 

I am helping a friend plan and prepare for her wedding and all of the events surrounding it.  The project today is one of the napkin ring ideas I proposed to her.  It is simple enough that her kids can help, not expensive, and very pretty all at the same time.  She wants to go with shades of olive ( his favorite color), peach ( her favorite color, coral and turquoise (mine).  Not that my colors matter at all.  By adding shades of the four colors it helps to expand our options and stretches our budget even further.  By limiting the colors it allows us to many things that we already own.

To make the napkin rings I used scrapbooking paper that had all of her colors.  I buttons I used are Avacado and adhered with a glue dot.

 

Cut 1.5 inch strips

Cut 1.5 inch strips

Add a glue dot to one end

Add a glue dot to one end

Wrap around napkin

Wrap around napkin

Viola!  Super Chic Napkin Rings

Add buttons with a glue dot and VIOLA!

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Beautiful Handmade Bridal Shower Invitations

Black and white button bridal shower invitations

Black and white button bridal shower invitations

Hello, Pinky here with hand made Bridal Shower Invitations.

Step 1. Trim Black embossed cardstock to 4X6″ Trim white embossed cardstock to 3.75X5.75″. Layer onto each other.

Step 2. Blank Craft Shape Frames & Glitter It Glue, adhere ultra fine silver glitter to frame. Set aside to dry.

Step 3. Print up BRIDAL SHOWER to fit inside frames on plain white cardstock. Trim and adhere to frames.

Step 4. Adhere 2 LOVE buttons to frame (I used hot glue gun).

Step 5. Using Beacon Zip Dry, adhere white 2.5″ lace

Step 6. Adhere White Pleated Rosettes to corner of cards.

Step 7. Print invitation information (at 3X5″) and adhere to back.

These are going to add that perfect handmade touch to any wedding/bridal shower. It really expresses how much you care and will be a wonderful hit!

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How to Make a Button Closure for Card Makers

Button Closure

Button Closure

 

Create a cool closure for your handmade cards by sewing on two buttons.  The card above is a a birthday card.  You can use this technique for any occasion.  Very few tools are involved and  little skill is needed.  It is quick and easy yet it makes the card feel extra special.

 

Button closure untied

Button closure untied

Tools:

Needle with large opening

Embroidery floss in color of your choice

Paper cutter

Mouse pad

Material:

Contemporary Christmas Button Jar

 

12 x12 Cardstock of your choice

Pattern Paper of your choice

Rubber stamped sentiment of your choice

Adhesive

Directions:

1.  Cut paper to 6×12.  Make a score line 3 inches from each end.  Fold flaps in so that they meet in the middle.

2.  Trim pattern paper to 5.5 x 11.5 and adhere to card.

3. Stamp sentiment and add to center of card.

4. Measure in one inch on each flap.  Place card open on mouse pad and use needle to make holes for floss.

5. Using floss sew on one button.  Tie knot to secure and trim off excess.

6.  For the second button cut a generous piece of floss.  Sew on button and tie a knot.  Do not trim off excess.  Use it to fasten the card closed

 

Inside of card

Inside of card

 

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Make a Button Snowman Ornament

Button Snowman Ornament

Button Snowman Ornament

Need and ornament for a gift, package topper or an ornament exchange?  Why not make your own this year.  Button Ornaments are a great and inexpensive solution.  I made a few dozen while catching up on my favorite tv shows.  The buttons I used come in a great storage jar that also makes it easy to craft on the go.  For me on the go is not in my crafting cave.  I also made a cute wreath using green and red buttons.  Stop by http://365daysofcrafts.com after Halloween to check it out.

To make this cute and simple snowman you will need:

a wire cutter

14-20 guage wire. approx. 24 inches

one orange bead ( barrel or bicone)

two brown or black beads for mittens

Various size black buttons (5- 8)

White buttons ( 18-26)

I used buttons from a jar in the Portrait Collection

 

Directions

Cut a 12 in piece of wire.  Make a loop or add a crimp bead  at the bottom. Stack white buttons on to desired height.  Wrap a six inch piece of wire around to form arms.  Attach beads for mittens and cut off any excess. Cut off a3 inch piece of wire and attach orange bead as the nose.  Stack on more white buttons and then add largest black button to form brim of hat.  Stack on more black buttons to make hat.  Use the remaining wire to form a loop as shown.

 

Tada!  A snowman button ornament.  If you would like to see more of my work please visit  http://365daysofcrafts.com

Toodles, Niki

 

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Vintage Party Favors

Vintage Party Favor

I love this party favor idea from Melody Nuñez. Simple yet sophisticated.

Please visit the Vintage Party Favor Tutorial to find out how to make them for your own gifts or party favors!

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