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Embellish Planner Pages with Sequins and Button Clips

Planners … Put your own special touch on pages!

I like to make my planner pages stand out by adding a bit of sparkle and bling. A fun and easy way to make your planner unique is by adding some sequins and buttons.  I used a variety of sequin colors from the 28 Lilac Lane line of embellishments from Buttons Galore.

Simply position or sprinkle the sequins on my planner divider page spread.

Once I liked the placement I glued each sequin down. I recommend using Perfect Paper Adhesive. It dries clear and there is no odor plus once dry, you will never see any residue of he glue. I have to say it was very zen. I like repetitive crafts like this.

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Embellish Scissors With Shamrock Buttons For St. Patrick’s Day

Everybody has a pair of scissors. Some of us, well, have a few pairs of scissors. In the past, I have customized my scissors with ribbon or decorative tape. I thought it might be fun to decorate the scissors for St. Patrick’s Day with Buttons Galore’s Glitter Shamrock Buttons.  This is a fun and easy project for any level of crafter.

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Halloween Popcorn Box Pumpkin 2014

A whole year has gone by!  Wow.  It seems like yesterday when I was making this spider for the 2013 Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Hop!

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Well, it’s here again and I am loving this little box that I created as a pumpkin filled with….BUTTONS!

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There are LOTS Of great creative inspiring projects this year!

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Laura

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Personalized Family Magnets

Holly here from Ribbons & Glue sharing with you a lil’ sneak  of Laura Kelly‘s  Me and My Peeps, Personalized Family Magnets made from Expressionery  Stationary and Buttons Galore buttons.

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Personalized Family Magnets

 

Head over to my  Blog to see the full tutorial on how I made these Personalized Family Magnets and enter into the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a $200 Expressionery Gift Set.  

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Give Inspiration Kits for Christmas Gifts

Inspiration Kit Gifts

This Christmas, why not give your artsy crafty friends and family Inspiration kits? These adorable Christmas Inspiration Kit Gifts are embellished with buttons. They are fun to make and will surely delight every creative person on your list.

Materials and Tools for Inspiration Kit Gifts

Sizzix die cut and matboard

To create your Inspiration Kit Gifts, die cut one Bag Caddy from the matboard. Assemble it according to manufacturer’s instructions using the red line tape.

paint box redPaint the box, inside and out Tuscan Red. Measure the front and sides of the box and cut patterned paper using the paper trimmer. Use the foam brush and decoupage medium to apply the paper to the box.

decoupage boxDry brush snow white on front of box. Paint the bird shape Antique White. Paint the teardrop for wing and bird beak Lamp Black.

boxes painted and covered

ink clothespinUsing the brown chalk ink, ink the clothes pin. Print out holiday sentiments using plain computer paper and a printer.

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Cut the sentiments out with the scissors. Use the decoupage medium to apply them to the clothes pin. Glue button on one end of clothes pin with the Gem-Tac. If desired, glue a flat backed acrylic stone to the center of the button.

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Laura Kelly buttonsGlue the bird shape, wing and flower center to the box.

bird on boxStamp sentiment over white swatch of paint on box front.

Here is the super fun part… die cut flowers, tags, etc. to fill your Christmas Inspiration Gift Kits. Die cut the cardstock and the wool felt.

Completed bird boxI also included some hand dyed stamped ribbon in my Inspiration Gift Kits.

stamped ribbonGlue some buttons to the front of the box.

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These Inspiration Kit Gifts are great gifts for teachers, hostesses, neighbors, gift exchanges, etc. Make several at once so they will be on hand if an unexpected guest drops by. Instead of art supplies, fill the boxes with homemade edible goodies.

Thanks for letting me share my Inspiration Kits with you.

Live Life Creatively,

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Dyed Boho Bracelet DIY

Buttons and Boho Bracelets … Say that three times fast.

This Dyed Boho Bracelet DIY is extra fun and special. Why BUY when you can DIY? Right?

We’ve all been having a lot of fun with the Rit Dye, and I had a lot of Moda Jelly Roll Strips left, so I was playing around with braiding and made this Boho style bracelet. It’s actually braided, but it has that vibrant, Boho feel.

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It’s funny, I work with buttons a lot, obviously … but it had been a while since I’d sewed. My fingertips would highly recommend you use a thimble!

 

Boho Bracelet

 

Dyed Boho Bracelet DIY Instructions:

Take three dyed Moda Jelly Roll strips and braid them. Determine placement for the buttons on your wrist and add the buttons. For specifics on how I dyed my fabric, please see my Rit Dye Blog Hop Post. It was really very easy! The strips naturally fray a bit and will fold and show different bits, it really adds to the look of the braid.

Knot your braids at each end. Tip – use a clip board to hold your strips and leave plenty of extra length at each end so that you can knot the ends and also tie it on your wrist.

Supplies for creating bracelet:

  • Rit Dye – Aquamarine, Kelly Green, and Fucshia
  • Buttons – Vacation
  • Thread – Coats & Clark

 

You will also need needles, and as suggested by my fingertips, a thimble! I hope you enjoyed this Dyed Boho Bracelet DIY.

Have you hopped with us? There are so many fun projects with buttons and dye that you won’t want to miss.

 

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Braided T-Shirt Bracelets with Buttons

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Braided T-Shirt Bracelets, we are seeing this unique idea for repurposing old t-shirts everywhere! After having experimented many times making several in different colors and styles, I think this is my best version. The secret? The buttons. I first made a batch of these to wear to my Zumba classes. No matter how sturdy the construction seemed to be, after a few sweat sessions, they kept falling apart.  So finally I decided to give it another try but added buttons to the mix this go-round.

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To make the Braided T-Shirt Bracelets:

First you will need to cut strips of some old t-shirts. I cut mine into a strips measuring approximately 2″ x 10.” I used about five but you can use 2 or 3 more or less depending on how large you want the end result to be.

secure with safety pin To keep your strips in place while braiding them, secure the ends with a safety pin.

braid stripsStart to braid the strips working in bundles of two or three strips at a time.

continue to braidContinue to braid to the end, tightening the braid as you go along.

cut off excess

Decide how big your bracelet needs to be to fit your wrist and cut off the excess end if needed.

secure with threadSecure the end of the bracelet with a hand sewing needle and thread.

color blends

To secure the braided bracelet, I chose these Color Blend Buttons by Buttons Galore and More.

sew buttons to braceletI spaced them somewhat evenly on the braided bracelet and sewed them down with the hand sewing needle and thread. This is what will keep your bracelet in tact during heavy periods of wear and tear and sweat, like dance class!

finish bracelet

Finish your bracelet with a button, sewing the ends together.

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Melony

 

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