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Make a Fall Button Pillow

Fall Button Pillow

Fall Button Pillow from Make It and Love It

I thought this was a lovely decorative pillow and I just had to share it with you. I love the graphic quality and the colors. Don’t you? PLUS this could be switched up for any decor colors or holiday season. I love versatile crafts!

You can find the tutorial – that includes making the pillow – over on the blog Make It and Love It – Fall Button Pillow

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Make a Fabric and Circle Brooch

Button and Fabric Circle Brooch

Button and Fabric Circle Brooch

How on earth can something so easy be so darn cute? A little felt, fabric, thread and of course, a button.

Be sure to visit the Cluck Cluck Sew blog for full instructions.

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End of the Month Give Away: 3 Halloween 2011 Button Packs

  • Halloween MedleyHalloween Medley
  • Because it’s the end of the month.

    Because we have 666 followers on facebook and I have a goal to get to 700 by the fist of September .

    Jack O' Lanterns

    Jack O' Lanterns

    Because Halloween isn’t so far off.

    Halloween Treats

    Halloween Treats

    And just because I like you so much!!

    Buttons Galore and More will give away these THREE, super fun, and brand spankin’ new Halloween Themed Button Packs!!

    These are brand new for Halloween 2011. You can bet the lady next to you at the crop doesn’t have these yet!! :)

    How to Enter:

    Go like us on FACEBOOK and come back here and leave a comment saying you did.

    That’s it!

    I will choose a winner on Thursday September 1st in the afternoon and announce the winner here! :)

    GOOD LUCK!!

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    Back to School Book Cover

    3 ring notebook
    back to school notebook

    This is my daughters last year in school. She is a senior. And I am having a bit of senior-itous. I am feeling like this is the end of an era. Three kids, 17 years, endless projects, tons of scrapbook pages… I am a bit sad. So… to cheer myself up, I decided to make a book cover. For me!

    hearts and buttons

    I took a standard three ring notebook and made a paper cover for it. I added fabric embellishments and sewed the whole piece together.

    homework and buttons

    Using the old free motion foot, I “wrote” the word homework in thread and placed a bunch of Haberdashery Buttons all intermixed in the heart border. Not sure what I will use it for… maybe a last year in high school scrapbook for my baby!

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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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