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Easy Votive Candle Favor

This is a simple votive favor I made for a baby shower but it could easily be transformed into a wedding reception/shower favor by using buttons in white or in the wedding colors.

Simply glue buttons on the bottom 1/4 of a straight sided votive candle holder. Fill with small gems and place a battery operated candle inside.

Of course, you can use a real candle but most halls, churches and other public spaces won’t allow an open flame. Check with the venue where you are holding the event prior to choosing a real candle.

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Give Away Winner!!

Button Bonanza - Vintage

According to Random.org our winner is comment #28!! And by my count that is

Sarah Forhan who said:

Very exciting thank you for the opportunity to win two great prizes! Congrats on re-launching the blog.

WhoHoo Sarah!! Send your mailing address to buttonsgaloreteam (at) yahoo (dot) com and we’ll get that prize right out to you.

Don’t dispair if you didn’t win because we’ll be announcing another give away tomorrow!!

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Something Blue Button Embellished Bridal Clutch

Button embellished bridal clutch

Button embellished bridal clutch by Jen Goode

Something borrowed, something blue this bridal clutch is the perfect accessory with a handmade touch. Use blue and pearl buttons along with delicate blue ribbon, eyelet fabric and faux satin, to create a pretty little purse fit for a wedding.

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Give Away!!

Button Bonanza - Vintage

We are sooo excited to be re-launching the blog this week that we’re going to have TWO give aways!!

The first give away will include Button Bonanza – Vintage and a copy of Button Ware by the fabulous Amy Barickman. Yup, two prizes for the first give away.

Button Ware by Amy Barickman

And no jumping through hoops either… all you have to do is leave a comment to enter! Easy Peasy. 

We’ll use random.org to choose a winner on Tuesday at around 6pm. Good Luck!!

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Meet The Design Team

 Buttons Galore and More

 Hello, and WELCOME to the new and improved Buttons Galore and More Blog!

We are super excited about our new design team! We have rounded up some of the top craft designers in the industry to bring you fresh ideas, fabulous tutorials and amazing inspiration.

It is our hope that you will stop by often with a cup of something delightful in hand and visit with us, leave comments and find crafty inspiration to carry you through the day.

Please be sure to join  the conversation on facebook and twitter too!

Please continue reading to find out more about our amazing design team, also known as, THE BUTTON BEVY!

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Yo Yo and Button Project Ideas

Yo Yos and buttons seem to be made for one another. I recently made a few projects with yo yos using the Clover Yo Yo makers and our beautiful buttons.

Yo Yo button headband

Yo Yo button headband

I do have a little confession to make… I had never made a yo yo before. True story. But the yo yo maker was soooo easy and if I had a yo yo that didn’t look “just right” adding a button to it made it look fine. My good yo yos looked even better with a button.

I covered the headband above with fabric and then covered the seam with some grosgrain ribbon. Finally I attached a yo yo made with coordinating fabric and topped it off with a button. Super cute hair accessory in about 20 minutes. Seriously.

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Look how cute the minis look on a barrette!!

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I love this mini tote with a doily, yo yo and button. Wouldn’t it make a great gift bag?

Yo Yos and Buttons go together like peanut butter and jelly. Don’t you think?

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Nosey?

Isn’t this little bunny simply adorable? This card is by Amy over at Pickled Paper Designs. She has a serious talent for card making. You really should check out her blog. Even if you don’t think you are into card making I’m sure her beautiful work will make you want to make a card or two!

Oh! And to learn more about how to make this card visit Amy here.

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