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Announcing…New 28 Lilac Lane Premium Collection Sequin Tins!

We have an exciting announcement today for fans of our beautiful sequins: New 28 Lilac Lane Premium Sequin Tins by designer May Flaum are available now on our web store! This new collection of six sequin tins includes fun sequin options for fall and winter holidays, as well as for vacation and everyday.

First, let’s take a look at Bon Voyage…a red, white and blue mix that includes 5 different kinds of sequins and features blue stars and white hearts! Use it for patriotic projects, scrapbooking trips to national monuments, and many other things!

28 Lilac Lane LL318 Bon Voyage sequin tin

Next up is Mermaid Tale! In beautiful shades of turquoise blue, Mermaid Tale features pretty leaf shapes and stunning white sequins with blue tiger stripes. This mix is perfect for those beach or pool themed projects. (Or mermaids, of course!)

LL319 Mermaid Tale sequin tin

Pet lovers will love the new “Happy Place” sequin tin! This new sequin mix features red heart sequins, large gold sequins and a mix of brown sequins. Happy Place will be perfect for your pet projects, celebrating your love of autumn, or sending greetings to your favorite guy!

LL320 Happy Place sequin tin

Halloween is coming fast, and we’ve got the Haunted House sequin tin for that! In a trendy purple and silver palette for Halloween, its clear and silver stars are paired with several shapes and sizes of purple sequins to create a mix that will give your projects the perfect spooky touch!

LL322 Haunted House sequin tin

Of course, before we know it the Christmas tree will be going up…and you’re going to love the Retro Holiday sequin tin! This festive Christmas sequin tin features red and green hearts, clear stars, green sequins, and pink sequins (this year’s hot Christmas color!).

New 28 Lilac Lane LL321 Retro Holiday sequin tin

But just one holiday collection isn’t enough, so we’ve also got the shimmering Festival of Lights! This mix includes three different star sequins (silver, blue, and clear), clear flowers, and two types of blue sequins (large clear and deep blue metallic). This mix is perfect for many winter holidays (such as Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve).

New 28 Lilac Lane LL323 Festival of Lights sequin tin

All of these new premium sequin tins come packaged in a brush metal tin containing 30 grams of sequins, and are available now from our online store. Don’t miss out!

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Make a Scaredy Cat Halloween Tag with a Beaded Twist Tie!

Halloween is coming fast! But there’s still time to make a few more Halloween projects – like this fun scaredy cat halloween tag! It makes a great decoration on a spooky tree or a fun goody bag attachment.

Scaredy Cat Halloween Tag by Nancy Nally for Buttons Galore

To make my scaredy cat halloween tag, I started with the middle tag below. This is a set of three tags that I made using Distress Spray Stain. I sprayed the three colors of stain on my craft mat in a triangle arrangement, and pressed the first tag into them. That created the tag on the left below. Then I added some water to the mat using my Distress Sprayer, and swiped a tag across my mat again, which got me the tag in the middle that I used for this project. Finally, I took a third tag and swiped it through the color mix that remained on the mat. By that time, the three colors were mixed together enough on the mat that it produced a more brown color, giving me the tag on the right.

Fall Tag Backgrounds

Decorating this tag started with a lot of stamping! I stamped the cat in black and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I stamped the pumpkin in brown, coloring in the part of the blueprint stamp that I wanted to use and stamping it. To make them look wispy, I used silver ink to stamp the spider webs to fill the top of the tag area.

Once the stamping was done, I stuck down the phrase stickers and the letters to spell “Boo!”

Scaredy Cat Tag close-up by Nancy Nally for www.buttonsgaloreandmore.com

Next I got my PPA Matte Adhesive liquid glue to start adding some beautiful embellishments! Well, first I added a scary one…I cut the shank off of a spider button using button shank removers and glued it onto the spider web on the upper left of the tag. In that spot it looks like the cat is looking at it!

To make the cat’s eyes look really bugged out, I selected two dark colored seed beads from the 28 Lilac Lane “Paws & Pets” embellishment kit and glued them on top of the stamped dots in the cat’s eyes. It makes the cat look even more scared!

28 Lilac Lane candy corn embellishment bottle by Buttons Galore

Finally, I dumped the new 28 Lilac Lane “Candy Corn” embellishment bottle (pictured above) into a craft tray, which is a great way to contain all of the small embellishments while you are looking for just what you need.  With it all spread out I selected several small sequins to glue on to the spider webs, and glued some small seed beads, sequins, and a button onto the bottom of the pumpkin to give it some orange coloring.

Beaded Wire Tie using 28 Lilac Lane embellishments

To really look finished, my tag needed some ribbon through the hole. I selected some gray and some black and strung them through the hole. But instead of tying them off, I made a seed bead “twist tie” to fasten it. I cut a piece of wire several inches long. To start, I looped the wire through and around a pair of beads and twisted it together, clipping one of the ends off. then I began threading seed beads onto the wire in a random pattern until the tie was the length I wanted. To finish the wire off, I once again created a loop with two beads in it and twisted the wire together below that loop. I made sure to cut off the ends very close to the twist and turn them under so no sharp points stick out!

The seed bead twist tie was then wrapped around my ribbon to cinch it tight (similar to a ponytail holder). It brightens up the ribbon and brings something shiny to the top of my scaredy cat halloween tag.

And now my scaredy cat halloween tag was ready to hang on my halloween tree with my other tags! (To see the other tags in the collection, check out the Spooky Halloween Tag and the Fall Pumpkin Tag).

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Do you make tags? What occasions do you make them for? Tell us in the comments! 

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Announcing New 28 Lilac Lane Embellishment Bottles!

I could not be more excited to announce six brand new 28 Lilac Lane embellishment bottles. I’ve added in new sequin sizes, all new colors, and I am thrilled with how these beautiful mixes turned out. From scrapbooking to mixed media canvas projects to decorations for the holidays – there is a lot to love in these mixes and I hope you enjoy creating with them as much as I do!

new 28 Lilac Lane embellishment bottles for fall 2016 from Buttons Galore & More!

Candy Corn is inspired by my favorite fall treat, all yummy shades of yellow, orange, and white just perfect for Halloween crafting and so much more. From citrus inspired creations to bright summer scrapbooks this mix will be perfect year-round. The best part? This mix is calorie and guilt free.

 28 Lilac Lane candy corn embellishment bottle by Buttons Galore

Coral Reef is full of rich aqua hues and shades of coral – blending together beautifully for a bright and beautiful mix. Feel like stepping outside the box? Try this embellishment mix for some non-traditional color palette Christmas crafts!

28 Lilac Lane coral reef embellishment bottle

Savannah Stroll is inspired by the flowers and greens in one of my favorite cities. A city so perfect in spring time, I wanted to capture some of my favorite shades and bottle them up to use on all kinds of creative projects. From the soft green beads to the pink buttons I love every part of this lovely mix.

28 Lilac Lane Savannah Stroll embellishment bottle

Through The Woods is as the name implies, a stroll through the woods! My favorite element in this mix is the woodgrain sequins. I can’t get enough of them and I love all of the rich green and brown hues not only for my camping and hiking scrapbook projects, but for all kinds of nature inspired creations!

28 Lilac Lane through the woods embellishment bottle

Winter Wonderland is inspired by bright fluffy fresh snow and all the shades of a white Christmas. While it doesn’t snow here, it seemed like the perfect name for such a mix. Of course if you’re simply needing more white in your embellishment stash or you have a special bride you wish to create something special for this would also be the perfect mix for you.

28 Lilac Lane winter wonderland embellishment bottle

Yuletide Greetings is a season I can’t get enough of! From decking the halls to making things merry, I’m always in for a good traditional holiday mix like this. I am especially excited about all of the shades of green in this mix.

28 Lilac Lane yuletide greetings embellishment bottle

These new 28 Lilac Lane embellishment bottles are shipping now, so check with your local retailer about availability!

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Top 6 Halloween Crafts to Make with Buttons!

The calendar is about to turn October, and most of us are in full-speed Halloween crafting mode! In case you are still in need of some Halloween crafts inspiration, here’s a round-up of our favorite Halloween crafts using our favorite crafting embellishment – buttons, of course!

Top Halloween Crafts for Halloween using buttons from Buttons Galore

Our autumn frame is super easy to make with no sewing, and will make a great addition to your home decor or your buffet of candy treats. And it’s a great way to use up those fabric scraps!

Autumn Frame

Whether you are planning a hospitality gift for your party hosts, or dropping some fresh baked pumpkin spice brownies at the neighbor’s, this fall pumpkin tag is a warm and friendly way to say “hello” to someone special!

Fall tag

When it comes time to hand out candy, our spooky button eye bags will be the talk of the neighborhood or your kids’ classroom! They are so simple to make that the kids can help!

Spooky Button Eye Ghost Bags - great for Halloween Treat Bags

Pumpkins are seasonal decor that can go from early fall all the way through to Thanksgiving. This decorative pumpkin will add a beautiful touch to your home or porch all season!

Happy Fall pumpkin

Halloween wouldn’t be complete without some bats! These button bats are more cute than spook, and will look great hanging from the ceiling, staked into a plant, or stuck to a wall.

Halloween Button Bats

If you aren’t quite ready to give up all the color in your world for the browns of fall, we’ve got the perfect card for you! This fall card brings nice bright pink and orange to a cheery “happy fall” sentiment.

Happy Fall card

Looking for buttons for your Halloween projects? Don’t miss our brand new Scary Button Bonanza, Trick or Treat Button Basics, and Fall Festival Button Basics!

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Cute Ghost Ornaments to Make in 15 Minutes for Halloween!

Spooky trees are a fun way to decorate for Halloween. To keep it from getting too spooky and scaring my daughter, I’m decorating mine with some cute ghost ornaments that only take 15 minutes to make!

Make cute ghost ornaments for Halloween in only 15 minutes! | Nancy Nally for buttonsgaloreandmore.net

Supplies Needed:

To begin making these, I first had to raid my kitchen for a 10″ dinner plate to use as a circle template! I laid the plate out on the white fabric and drew around it with the fabric marking pencil. Then I cut the circles out, just inside the lines I had marked.

Make cute ghost ornaments for Halloween in only 15 minutes! | Nancy Nally for buttonsgaloreandmore.net

Next, to find the center of the ghost ornament, I folded the circles into quarters. I threaded a needle with white embroidery floss. Then I stitched up through the center of the fabric and back down, leaving a loose loop. I tied the threads together on the reverse side. (The side with the knot became the inside of the ghost.)

To create the pouffy head of the ghost, I balled up some fiberfill to about the size I wanted. Then I gathered the fabric around it, centering the hang loop at the top. I wrapped some embroidery floss around it to tie it off, leaving a small (about a half inch or so) opening so that it isn’t gathered too tight.

The final step was to sew on the buttons for the ghost’s eyes. I threaded my needle with black embroidery floss and used the opening at the center of the fabric gather to pull my needle through when I needed to sew from the underneath side.

Make cute ghost ornaments in 15 minutes! | by Nancy Nally for buttonsgaloreandmore.com

Whether you make just one or a whole tree full, these cute ghost ornaments are a 15 minute treat that will make your Halloween extra festive!

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Make a Spooky Halloween Tag with Trick or Treat Button Basics!

Today we’re taking a walk on the creepy side of Halloween, with a spooky Halloween tag that makes a great attachment for a treat bag or can be a unique holiday greeting by itself!

Spooky Halloween Tag by Nancy Nally for Buttons Galore

Supplies:

1. Create the background of the Halloween tag by spraying the three colors of Distress Spray Stain in a triangle arrangement on a craft mat and then dragging the tag across the ink. Allow to air dry, or dry with a heat gun.

2. Ink the edges of the paper elements with matching ink to hide the white edges, and glue them in place.

3. Using Archival ink, stamp the creepy cat on top of the background and paper elements.

Tip: If the stamp image is incomplete where the paper layers meet, use the fine point end of the Distress Marker to fill it in!

4. Draw a line for the spider web in the upper right corner using the brush end of the Distress Marker and a ruler.

Spooky Halloween Tag close-up

5. Thread black embroidery floss through the green button and tie off.

6. Use a button shank remover to cut the shank off from the back of a spider button.

7. Glue all of the buttons into place using the PPA Matte Adhesive. (Make sure to center the orange one over the hole in the tag.) Let dry.

8. Thread twine from the back through the button and ending at the back again, to tie off the tag.

9. Enjoy your Halloween tag!

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Make a Wicked Halloween Card with 3D Bat Buttons!

That September chill is in the air, and that means pumpkin spice, apple cider…and Halloween on the horizon! Our 3D buttons make great accessories for your themed cards, and I’m here today to share an idea you can make with bat buttons from our Halloween Value Pack.

Halloween Value Pack by Buttons Galore

Our Halloween Value Pack includes approximately 50 assorted buttons. The buttons range from 1/2″ to 7/8″ in size and include shank and sew-through buttons. Designs include fun options like pumpkins, monsters, spiders, bats, and everything you need for your Halloween-themed projects!

Wicked Halloween card with bat buttons by Nancy Nally for Buttons Galore

Supplies:

  • Buttons Galore Halloween Value Pack
  • PPA Matte Adhesive
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology “Materialize” 8×8 paper pad
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology “Curiosities” Ephemera
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology Small Talk Occasions stickers
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Pumice Stone)
  • Blank Card Base
  • Embroidery floss (black)

To create the base of the card front, cut a 4.25″ by 5.5″ piece of the black and orange paper. Adhere to the front of the card base. Cut a 3.75″ by 5″ piece of the text paper, and adhere it centered on top.

Select the bingo card and wicked flashcard from the ephemera pack, and adhere them angled in the corners of the card front. Adhere the skeleton ephemera on top of them.

Wicked Halloween card with bat buttons by Nancy Nally for Buttons Galore

Tie embroidery thread through the large black button from the Halloween Value Pack and glue it on top of the bingo card using PPA Matte Adhesive. Use the PPA Matte Adhesive to also attach the bat buttons from the Halloween Value Pack on top of the “wicked” flashcard.

To finish the card, select some sentiment stickers from the Small Talk sticker set and stick them down in the upper left corner underneath one of the bat buttons.

This quick and easy card is a fun way to say “boo!” to someone for Halloween! Who do you want to send a friendly scare to this year?

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