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Easy DIY Flower Placemat for Easter & Mother’s Day

Spring means lots of special occasions! This flower placemat design is great for Easter, Mother’s Day, or for making a birthday girl feel extra special – and it’s super quick and easy to make!

Easy DIY Flower Placemat

This flower placemat uses supplies from the popular 28 Lilac Lane “Tropical Twist” kit. You can tell that it’s definitely one of my favorites since many of the supplies are used from it! Although the name of this kit, and its themed charms, are definitely summer themed, this project is a great reminder to look at your kits not just as themes but as color palettes as well.

Easy Floral Placemat color palette

Supplies Needed:

To start making this flower placemat, get out a large needle. Thread it with the baker’s twine from the Tropical Twist kit, and stitch around the outside edge of the placemat. (I recommend doing this is several short lengths to avoid abusing your twine and for efficiency.) To make more than one placemat, use embroidery floss for this step as the kit only contains enough twine for one.

Next, use a flower die to cut flowers out of felt (or hand cut your own). Use scissors to hand cut the leaves.

Easy Floral Placemat close-up

Position your flowers, and select buttons from the Tropical Twist kit to create their centers. Stitch through both the buttons and the flowers with a needle and embroidery floss to attach the flowers to the placemat. Use a needle and thread that matches the felt to stitch the leaves in place under the edges of the flowers as well.

Easy Floral Placemat close-up

Whether the occasion is Easter, Mother’s Day, or something else…this flower placemat will definitely brighten your spring table!

Flower Placemat graphic

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Spring & Easter Project Round-Up

Springtime is a great time for crafting! There’s so many occasions to craft for, and spring flowers are so inspiring. Here’s a sampling of some of our favorite past spring and Easter crafts from the blog to get you inspired!

Spring Crafts Round-Up

Flower Embellished Tote

This mixed media tote by designer Melony Bradley uses dyed cotton strips to make flowers and then finishes them off with buttons! There’s no mistakes, or right or wrong way to create this beautiful spring garden that will earn compliments wherever you take it.

Button Flowers Wall Decor

Pretty little blooms button flower picture by Jen Goode

If you are looking for a way to bring some bright spring flowers inside without bringing sneezy pollen with them, try some buttons! These pretty little blooms by designer Jen Goode are easy to make and oh-so-springy!

Spring Zip Pouch

You can travel in style with your essentials in the button embellished zip tote that I made from bright spring colors using a simple pattern. It also makes for a wonderful gift for mom or a new graduate!

Vintage Garden Card

Spring flowers don’t have to mean bright colors…designer Keri Lee Sereika used gold buttons to create flowers for a beautiful vintage look on this handmade card! Send this card for a touch of more formal cheer on any occasion.

Easter Table Display

Bunny in a Button Jar

Speaking of vintage, do you have vintage (or vintage looking) Easter figurines that you would like to keep little fingers off of? Designer Dana Gustafson’s mason jar displays filled with buttons in the bottom are the perfect way to display them beautifully and safely!

Easter Egg Treat Pouches

Mini felt Easter Egg treat pouches

Designer Jen Goode has a fun way to decorate those special Easter treats – and these felt Easter treat pouches are so easy to make that the kids can help, too. Use them year after year and make a new family tradition!

Whatever spring craft that you choose, don’t forget to stock up on all of your favorite colors of buttons before you start!

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Embellish an Easter Egg Card with 28 Lilac Lane

Embellishing an Easter egg card is a great reason to get out your 28 Lilac Lane embellishments and go crazy with color. The flat back pearls and buttons in our embellishment bottles will have your Easter egg card shining like a jewel!

Easter Egg Card

supplies needed:

One of the great things about having a large selection of 28 Lilac Lane embellishment bottles on hand is the ability to mix and match them to create colorful projects like this Easter egg card! By combining small amounts from five different bottles, I was able to create a jeweled effect on my Easter egg that allows the egg to stand as the entire design of the card.

How to Make An Embellished Easter Egg Card

Locate a decorative Easter egg design in your die cut machine software. (If your machine doesn’t have this particular design, it will certainly have a similar design that can be embellished in the same manner. Look for a design with lots of straight lines or wide spaces that can be filled with embellishments.)

Cut the Easter egg design out of cardstock scraps, and assemble with glue. Then glue the assembled Easter egg to the front of a coordinating blank card base.

Using 28 Lilac Lane embellishments that coordinate with each area of the Easter egg card design, add rows of embellishments to the card with a liquid adhesive like PPA Matte.

Finish the card with a sentiment sticker in the lower right.

Easter egg card

This is a great project for kids and grown-ups to do together….make the cards and then let the kids do the decorating!

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Doodle Button Easter Eggs – Fifteen MINUTE Friday

These little  Doodle Button Easter Egg are quick and fun to create.  You can use them to decorate cards, place cards, wreaths and so many other fun holiday things.  You will only need a few materials…Laura Kelly Buttons, Paper, Embroidery Floss and Aleene’s Tacky Tape Runner Adhesive.

SharpieDoodleEgg

The first step is to doodle your eggs and cut them out, mount them on decorative paper and then cut again.

EggSharpieDoodles

Next, tie embroidery floss through buttons to create little color stacks.

DoodleEggButtons

Add the color stacks to your eggs with a strong adhesive.  I used hot glue.

DoodleEggHotGlue

Then add them to card to create a fun way to send a holiday message!  Ta Da.  That is it.  You can do this in fifteen minutes and create some Easter fun.

Happy Creating,

Laura

 

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Sunday Cardmaking: Make an Easter Magnet

Make an Easter Magnet.

Do you keep a calendar on the fridge? When my kids were little we would keep our calendar on the fridge and mark special days with a holiday magnet.

I used an Inky Antics stamp set to make my ears and face for this project, but you could EASILY cut some and draw your own face! This is a fun magnet that can be used on the fridge. You could easily swap the magnet for a pin back and have a holiday pin.

Happy Easter Magnet

How to Make an Easter Magnet:

  1. Stamp or draw and cut out ears. Stamp or draw a face and cut out with a circle punch.
  2. Sponge on pink ink on ears.
  3. Stack two Big Ol Buttons, nestling ears between them.
  4. Adhere a magnet to the back of the button bunny. I use Beacon’s Adhesive
  5. Die cut and emboss scalloped squares and classic squares.
  6. Stamp sentiment and assemble card.

I slid a small disc of metal under the top square, so that the magnet could stay in place and be removed easily. This is also how I wear the magnet.

Buttons Galore Supplies Used to make an Easter Magnet:

Cross Promotional Products Used to make an Easter Magnet:

Additional Supplies Used to make an Easter Magnet:

  • Sponge – Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

 

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Felt Easter Egg Treat Pouches

Use felt scraps and buttons to create cute little felt Easter eggs with a hidden surprise. Each little egg is actually a pouch. Each has a pocket in the back so you can put a little treat. You can make your eggs whatever size you like, I made these just big enough to hide a single little chocolate kiss. Add buttons to accent each egg, complimenting colors and adding a little bit of cute fun to each piece.  If you want to make them larger to hold a gift card you can.

Mini felt Easter Egg treat pouches

 Directions and materials to make the felt Easter egg:

Fiesta buttons are perfect for this Easter project! It’s a nice mix of spring colors you can mix and match with purples, greens, blues and yellows too. You can find the full tutorial to this project on my site. Learn how to make your own Mini felt Easter egg pouches.

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Sunday Cardmaking: Create an Easy Ombre Easter Card

Let’s Create an EASY Ombre Easter Card. Ombre is a Spanish word that simply means graduated colors. I really wanted to make a simple, sweet Easter card, and I did not want to use traditional colors. These blues are calm and happy to me. I like the tone on tone bunnies on the blue strips, and the bunnies and button eggs add a little bit of fun. I used a paint sample as my inspiration. This simple construction allows you to make a lot of cards, without a lot of work.

Easter Card

Material used to create an EASY Ombre Easter card:

Buttons Galore Product used:

I also used:

  • Dies – Quickutz
  • Embossing Folder – Sizzix
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Dimensional Adhesive

Directions for making the EASY Ombre Easter Card:

  1. Create a 5×7″ card base.
  2. Cut four pieces of graduated blue cardstock 4 3/4 x 1.5″ and emboss. Place on card, leaving room in between each strip. Adhere to card base.
  3. Die cut four bunnies from same graduated card stock. Adhere to graduated blue rectangles with dimensional adhesive.
  4. Add buttons.

I hope you enjoyed this Ombre Easter card. When I’m making a lot of cards, I love to do something simple, but different. You can get a lot of strips out of each piece of blue card stock, and cut all your bunnies out of the scraps. When my kids were little we used to have their friends over and make fun cards for friends and family.

Thanks for stopping by.

Allie

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