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Vintage Shaped Card from Spellbinders

Vintage Shaped Card from Spellbinders

Here is a very pretty card from the designers at Spellbinders. See how to make one here.

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Jewelry Making – An Orange and Blue Necklace

Orange and Blue Button Necklace

Orange and Blue Button Necklace

I love the color combo used to make this necklace!

While it’s not a complete tutorial you can find the basic rundown of how this necklace was made over on Craftster. If you have any experience making jewelry a quick run down is all you need.

I think that our Button Bonanza: Summer Time would be a perfect choice for this.

Or what about the Button Tote: Cornucopia for more of a Fall look? Maybe with an antique gold or brass chain? Oh yeah. I like that idea…. might make one myself! :)

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Home Decor – Make a Fall Tree Pillow

I can hardly believe summer is already winding down!  Fall will be here before you know it.  The best way to change a room’s decor for the change in seasons is pillows.  They are fast and easy to make (or buy) and, with neutral furniture, can add interest and color to your room.  Plus you can change them on a whim!

I live in Southern California, so I don’t get to see the trees go into their full Fall beauty.  I designed this pillow to bring a little change of season into our lives.

Fall Tree Pillow

Supplies:

  • Pillow-Store bought or made with a neutral fabric.  Mine measures 11″ x 11″ and is made with natural linen.
  • Brown felt-1 11″x 8″ piece
  • Scraps of felt in fall colors like orange, purple, green, yellow, and red
  • Buttons-Buttons Galore and More Button Jar in Confection-This color collection has nice selection of mauve and brown buttons-perfect for Fall!
  • Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive

Instructions:

From the brown felt, cut out a silhouette of a bare tree.  To get my tree shape, I just did an online image search, cut out a tree shape I liked, and then traced it onto the felt.
Cut leave shapes (simple ovals with pointed ends) out of the colored felt scraps.  Vary the sizes.

TIP: Once the leaf shape is cut out, fold it in half and press it with a hot iron.  (Be careful because they are very small pieces and the iron is HOT!)  This gives your leaves a dimensional look that really makes your pillow pop.

Using Fabri-Tac, attach the tree silhouette to your pillow. Glue leaves onto the branches and around the base of the tree.
Glue buttons onto the tree branches and scattered amongst the leaves on the ground.

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Jewelry Making: Button Necklace

Pink and red button necklace

Pink and red button necklace

Here is the product of a recent experiment. I think it turned out rather well, don’t you?

I haven’t turned this into a tutorial yet but I will… maybe it’ll even be a video! But until then I can tell you that it’s one single length of strong quilting thread with the buttons threaded on.

Vicki

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Kids' Crafts – Button Wreath Ornament

kids' crafts - button wreath ornament

I know that school is just starting but wouldn’t this make a great craft for holiday parties? You can find the instructions on the Martha Stewart website here.

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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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Glitter Buttons add Sparkle to a plain T-shirt

Add colored glitter glue to clear buttons for an embellishment that sparkles!

Making your own Glitter Buttons is an easy DIY project that you can complete with the kids in a weekend.

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