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Button Love Christmas Mini Wreath

mini button wreath

By Elle Price - from Flickr

I know, I know. The grill is still hot from the 4th of July and I’m posting a photo of a Christmas project.

But really, can’t you just see pouring all of your left over Button Bonanza bags into a large bowl and making this little cutie to use up the buttons you have hanging around?

Unfortunately there weren’t any instructions with the photo but it’s a great inspiration project. In fact, I can think of a lot of reasons to make a mini wreath with buttons. Can’t you?

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Fireworks Napkin Rings

Happy Fourth of July to all our U.S. readers!   Today, I thought I would share a cute tutorial for festive napkin rings.  They are so easy you can probably whip-up a set for this afternoon’s BBQ!

Supplies:

  • Cardboard tube, cut to 2 inches long
  • Felt in red, white & blue
  • Sizzix™ Big Shot™ Die Cut Machine
  • Sizzix™ Originals™ Die: Flower Layers #3
  • Buttons in Patriotic (Product #MU358)
  • Craft Glue

Instructions:

  1. Die cut flowers using the red, white and blue felt.
  2. Measure the circumference of your cardboard tube and cut a white piece of felt in your length measurement, with a 2″ width.
  3. Glue felt strip and three of the largest size die cut flowers to the cardboard tube.
  4. Glue buttons into the center of each flower

Now, slip a napkin and maybe a little flag into the ring and you’ve got a party!

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Country Chic

Country Chic

Country Chic

Burlap has been one of my “old favorites” and I am so pleased that it is back en vogue in the crafting world.  To create this chic candle holder I used a glass container that I purchased from the dollar store.

Button Detail

Button Detail

Tools:

Scissors, Embossing stylus

Materials:

Wood buttons, Blue and green burlap, Beacon Adhesive Fabri-Tac, Rusted Heart, Bo-Bunny Rub ons, glass marbles and a candle.

Directions:

Cut blue burlap into a 3×9 strip and fray edges.  Cut green burlap into a 2×9 strip and fray edges. Adhere strips to container.  Adhere buttons randomly around the center.

For a variation add rub-ons to rusted metal heart.  Trim heart with the tiniest buttons.  Add butterfly rub on to glass exterior.

Country Chic - Variation

Country Chic - Variation

Rusted Heart Details

Rusted Heart Details

I hope you have enjoyed this country chic candle container.

Toodles, Niki

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Drink Charms Tutorial

Drink Charms by Laura Bray

Drink Charms by Laura Bray

This is a fun new twist on drink charms for parties AND the charms double as a charming party favor as well.

You can read all about how to make these lovely drink charms on Design Team member Laura Bray’s Blog post here.

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Composition Book – Summer Journal

journal and pencil boxes

A few months back, I made some boxes to hold my colored pencils. I loved the design so much that when I was doing my summer journal, I chose to make a matching journal to coordinate with my boxes. Cute, huh!

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Envelope Booklet Hostess Gift

Make an Envelope Booklet to hold coupons, photos, or stationery.

I love little gifts that I can make with items that I’ve got on hand and give as hostess gifts, thank you tokens, and teacher’s presents. Usually it’s on short notice- and I can whip up one of these Envelope Booklets in an hour. WIN!

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Studio De-Stash – Party Favors

 Studio De-Stash - Party Favors and Gifts

All around the web I’m seeing that fellow crafters, designers and artists seem to be taking time out to clean up their creative spaces.

It’s also a GREAT time to be thinking of little gifties and gift tags that you could use the rest of the year. Don’t think so? Read the rest of this post that was originally published on my blog. (You can visit my NEW blog here: www.vickiodell.com)

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