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Felt and Fabric Thanksgiving Card

When it comes to Thanksgiving I don’t do a lot of home decorating, but I do enjoy creating cards for a few special people. This card is a lot of fun to make with fabric scraps, though using patterned paper would work just as well. The harvest Button Bonanza bag is perfect for all your fall crafting needs and just screams Thanksgiving to me.

Thanksgiving card

Supplies Needed: Felt, fabric with iron-on backing, word stickers, thread (hand or machine stitch), liquid adhesive, and harvest Button Bonanza bag


Felt Heart

  1. Stitch a scrap of fabric, white trim, and felt heart onto a piece of white cardstockSewing Felt Heart
  2. Cut out hearts from a fabric scrap that have adhesive backing and iron them onto the card. Ironing fabric hearts
  3. Ink around edges of white cardstock if desired
  4. The final and fun part – adhere down buttons as desired and add word strips as well.

Beyond Thanksgiving, this simple card would be great for any holiday or occasion – and is a lot of fun to make! Don’t forget that you can create this design with either fabric or patterned paper.


Don’t Get Pinched! Guest Blogger DIY Shamrock Accessory

We are excited to have a guest blogger sharing this fun project.  Kadie from the fabulous blog 7 Alive is here to share her creativity.  Kadie is a DIY junkie like many of us as well as a fantastic crochet designer and mother to five kiddos.


This easy project only takes minutes to create, and only a little longer to dry. You can easily create a fun shamrock for your kiddos or yourself to wear on St.Patrick’s Day.

Button Clover WT

You only need a few materials to create your own button shamrock.  These buttons are from the Bright Mix by Laura Kelly.  They are Forest Green and Candy Apple Green.

Button Clover Materials


To make your button shamrock ~

  1. Freehand or stencil a shamrock shape onto green craft felt.  We love the felt best from Kunin Group.
  2. Outline shamrock in fabric paint.
  3. Use craft glue to add buttons stacked large to small on top of shamrock.
  4. Make small bow out of ribbon using craft glue. Glue bow to steam of shamrock. (set aside till all glue dries)
  5. Optional ~ add a pin or hair clip to back of shamrock to make it easy to wear.

This is perfect for boys or girls and will insure no one in your family will get pinched on St. Patrick’s Day. :)

You can find more inspiration on Kadie’s blog HERE or by clicking on the picture below!

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Happy Creating St. Patrick’s Day Fun!



Felt Flower Clips

These cute little felt flower clips are great to create and make for Teacher Appreciation and Mothers Day gifts.  They are easy and fun!

Felt Flower Clips BGM

You only need  BUTTONS (I used my Laura Kelly Brights Mix) giant paper clips (could use little ones too of course), felt (I used Kunin Group) and Aleene’s Max Tacky Glue.  Cut out your felt flower layers then glue them together.  Add a few buttons and wa-lah, you have super cute clips that can be used to hold paper together.


They make great bookmarks too and would be fun packaged with a journal or a cookbook or a gift card to a book store.  I love this one packaged with a writing journal to give to a teacher.


What other ways can you think of to use these giant clips.   I wonder how they would work to hold bags of chips closed.

Happy Creating,





Lucky Felt and Button Four Leaf Clover

This quick craft creates a mini masterpiece that can be used to tie around a gift or use as a tie around a napkin for a table decoration.  It’s a quick, fun festive way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day around your home.

material needed for the felt four leaf clover:

  • Green Felt in 2 Shades (Kunin makes the best!)
  •  Green Buttons
  • Needle/Green Thread (or embroidery floss)
  •  Ribbon

Directions for Lucky Felt and button four leaf clover. 

 1.  Cut a four leaf clover from the felt about 2 inches in diameter.  I used pinking shears.

Felt Clover

2. Cut another four leaf clover from the other shade just a tad larger.

3.  Sew green buttons through the smaller felt shamrocks tying knots in the tops between each one.


4.  Sew the ribbon through both layers of felt hiding the stitches behind a button or two.  Use a length or ribbon that will go around your gift or rolled napkin.


Ta Da…a mighty green little decoration that is bound to bring someone a little luck!  As tiny bit of Irish information- when making a toast, the Irish say “Slainte”.   Slainte is a well wish litterally translated – to your health.


DIY: Felt Ornaments with Snowman Buttons

I love to make ornaments for my daughter, nieces, and nephew. When I was a girl, my grandfather made all the children in the family wood ornaments and I treasure them more than words can say. My grandfather has passed away so I’ve taken over the ornament making duties.  Instead of wood, I make felt ornaments.They are different every year, but you can be sure they usually include buttons and embroidery! The Snowman Medley buttons by Vicki Schreiner were a great inspiration for this year’s ornaments. This project is great to work on while you are watching your favorite holiday movie, just cut out the pieces and stitch while you sip cocoa and put your feet up for a minute.

Snowman Oranment Close-up

Supplies for felt ornaments

  • Felt in 2-3 holiday colors & white
  • Snowman Medley Buttons (Great news! These are on sale! Click here to get the coupon!)
  • Embroidery Floss
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Craft Glue
  • Ribbon cut to a 4″ length

Instructions for felt ornaments

1. Cut two, 2 1/2″ circles from felt.  They can be the same color or different.  One circle will be the large background of your felt ornament and one will be the back.

2. Cut one, 2″circle from a coordinating felt color.

3. Cut one, 1″ circle from white felt.  This will be the snowman’s body.

4.  Place the 2 1/2″ circle on your work surface.

Snowman Stack 1

5.  Lay the 2″ circle in the middle of the larger circle.  Tack it down with a drop of glue.

Snowman Stack 2

6.  Place the snowman body onto the 2″ circle and tack it down with glue.  Make sure you place the snowman body towards the bottom of the felt to allow for room for the snowman button.

Snowman Stack 3

7.  Using scissors, clip the shank off the back of the snowman button and glue it down.

8.  Now it’s time to stitch!  First stitch the 2″ circle onto the 2 1/2″ circle.  I used a simple running stitch to do this.

9. Stitch the snowman body down.  I used a running stitch to attach the body to the ornament, then added some arms with a straight stitch and coal button French knots.  Play with the position of the arms on the snowman as this gives the little guy some personality.  Is he throwing his arms up in delight?  Keeping them by his side?  Pointing the way to the North Pole?

9.  Once everything is stitched into place on the front, it’s time to stitch the back felt circle to the front. You want to do this last as the back piece will cover all your stitching on the front piece.  First, fold your ribbon piece in half and tuck it behind your stitched, front circle, at the top.  Then place the back circle of felt on.  Pin it all in place and do a blanket or running stitch to hold it all together.

Snowman Ornaments

I hope you enjoy making holiday ornaments this year.  Maybe you will even start a tradition of a yearly handmade ornament at your house!


Wishing you the Happiest of Holidays!  To get lots of more crafty holiday ideas and recipes, please come and visit me on my blog at Laura Bray Designs.

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Happy New Year!!!




Button and Felt Halloween Wreath

Halloween Wreath

I’m not into the traditional, spooky look of typical Halloween décor.  I like cute and cute means buttons and felt.  I created this Halloween wreath with that in mind.  I love how the black and white reminds me striped witch’s stockings!


  • 10″ Styrofoam wreath
  • Black and white felt, cut into 8″ x 2″ strips
  • Orange felt
  • Black buttons
  • Glue
  • Flower shaped die and die cutting machine.  (optional)

Instructions to make a button and felt Halloween wreath

  1. Wrap the black and white strips of felt around the wreath, alternating between the black and white felt. Glue into place.
  2. Die cut flower & leave shapes from white, black, and orange felt.  If you don’t have a die cut machine, simply cut the shapes by hand.
  3. Glue the flowers and leaves onto the wreath.

Halloween Wreath Close-Up

4. Glue buttons into center of flowers.  Tip: If you want the flower centers to have little extra pop, slide white-topped pins into the button holes.  So cute!

Thanks for crafting a cute Halloween with me today!  For my holiday inspiration, visit my blog at Laura Bray Designs

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Burlap and Buttons Cuff

Short-sleeved, summer tops demand a good burlap and buttons cuff, don’t you think?  Create this simple and rustic burlap cuff for your next walk on the beach.  It’s hip and cool and so easy to make!

Cuff Beauty Shot


  • Burlap cut to 10″ by 6″
  • Assorted colors of felt scraps
  • Buttons
  • Embroidery floss & thread

Instructions to make a burlap and buttons cuff:

1. Fold the burlap into thirds to create a long strip measuring 10″ x 2″.  Pin in place and stitch along the edges.

Putting Cuff together

2. Using felt scraps, cut out petals and leaves to form a flower.  Arrange in the center of the burlap rectangle and using embroidery thread, stitch them into place.

3. Stitch buttons into place.  Use them for the center of the flower.  You can really go crazy and add more into the design. (I strongly believe you can never have too many buttons on a project!)

Sew on felt pieces and buttons

4.  Once the design is stitched in place, use embroidery thread to attach the two short ends of the cuff together.

Note: I measured my wrist at the beginning of the project and made sure that I could slip the cuff on and off.  If you prefer a tighter fitting cuff, measure your wrist size and then use a hook & loop, snap, or BUTTON closure to secure the cuff on your wrist.

Thanks for getting crafty with me today!  For more button crafts, stitching and lifestyle ideas visit me on my blog at www.laurabraydesigns.com.



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