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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 Some Watercolor Spring Flowers with 28 Lilac Lane!

Much of the country is buried under a blizzard, but spring is right around the corner. Why not hurry it along a bit with some watercolor spring flowers for your home decor, embellished with beautiful touches of 28 Lilac Lane?

Watercolor Spring Flowers Frame

Supplies:

  • 28 Lilac Lane Tropical Twist Kit
  • PPA Matte Adhesive
  • 5×7 watercolor paper
  • Stampendous “Cling Daisy Mix” stamps
  • Tim Holtz “Flower Garden” stamps
  • embossing ink
  • clear embossing powder
  • waterbrushes
  • watercolors

This watercolor spring flowers project uses tangerine colored flat back pearls and sequins from the 28 Lilac Lane “Tropical Twist” embellishment kit. Tropical Twist is a summery blend of yellow, orange and green citrus shades, with some delightful flamingo pink accents! With all of the seed beads, pearls, sequins, buttons, trim and charms, Tropical Twist is sure to have the perfect touch to make your project hot, hot, hot!

28 Lilac Lane Tropical Twist Kit

This project looks complex but is super easy to make thanks to a shortcut: stamps. To create this design, simply use flower stamp sets to stamp your desired design in clear embossing ink on watercolor paper. Then heat emboss the design with clear embossing powder.

Once the design is embossed, you have a virtually foolproof way of making your own watercolor painting! Simply use a fine detail water brush to color in the design with your watercolors, following the embossed lines as a guide. Any color that gets on the embossed lines can be simply wiped away to keep them clean!

After filling in the design of your watercolor spring flowers, switch to a large water brush to fill in the background with some watery color.

watercolor spring flowers

For the finishing touch on your watercolor spring flowers, add some 28 Lilac Lane embellishments to the center of them with a clear drying glue like PPA Matte adhesive. Using flat back pearls or sequins as “tiles” to fill a small area of a design is a great way to get some extra pop on a project. Our kits and embellishment bottles come with plenty of sequins and pearls, so there’s no worry about running out mid-project, either!

This winter has dragged on too long. Get out those watercolors, stamps and embellishments and craft it away with some watercolor spring flowers! (And don’t forget the Tropical Twist, too!)

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Buttons and birdhouse – Designer Challenge

 

 

Buttons Birdhouse Blog Party

Buttons and birdhouse Spring Design Team Challenge is on!

Each of the designers were sent buttons and birdhouse.  We  asked them to decorate them in any manner they desired.  Any theme, any materials and any colors could be used on the birdhouses.

Niki our DT Coordinator created the pieces below.  She is ever the overachiever and decorated a trio. But, since she is in charge of the team she does not get a chance at the prize.  PRIZE?  Yes a prize.  Vote on this post at the bottom.  Vote for your favorite designers project.  Her projects were inspired by a cool and relaxing color combination of coral, poppy, grey, brown, aqua and cream.

                           *****WIN A PRIZE!*****

How to win a Buttons and Birdhouse Prize:

  •  The designer with the most votes at the bottom of this post will win a $10 Starbucks Gift Card
  •  A commenter on this blogpost will win a $10 Starbucks Gift Card, a $10 pair of FISKARS scissors
  •  Two commenters on the DT blogs will get a package of buttons.

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The designer with the most votes at the bottom of this post will win a $10 Starbucks Gift Card and one commenter on one of the DT members blog will also win a $10 Starbucks Gift Card, a $10 pair of FISKARS scissors and a button assortment.  Total value of prize is $25.

The blogs are listed bellow – visit them and then come back here and let us know your favorite.  You could win a prize

Allie

http://wp.me/p2Ys5f-gj

Tracy

http://scrappychick101.blogspot.com/2013/04/its-for-birds.html

Angie

http://www.thecountrychiccottage.net/2013/04/barn-button-birdhouse-and-designer.html

Mai

http://creandocondetalles.blogspot.com/2013/04/totally-shabby-rose-garden-birdhouse.html

Holly

http://www.ribbonsandglue.com/2013/04/shabby-chic-birdhouse.html

Jen

http://www.100directions.com/birdhouses-are-better-embellished-with-buttons

Laura Bray
http://laurabraydesigns.com/button-birdhouse-pincushion

Laura Kelly

http://www.laurakellydesigns.com/laurakellydesignsblog/index.php/2013/04/25/attention-little-birdies-these-houses-are-all-buttoned-up-for-the-fairies/

Carla

 http://carlaschauer.com/painted-floral-spring-birdhouse/

How to win a Buttons and Birdhouse Prize:

  •   The designer with the most votes at the bottom of this post will win a $10 Starbucks Gift Card
  •  A commenter on this blogpost will win a $10 Starbucks Gift Card, a $10 pair of FISKARS scissors
  •  Two commenters on the DT blogs will get a package of buttons.

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