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Gift a DIY Friendship Sign to Someone Special This Holiday!

DIY Friendship Sign

Hello Everyone! This is Katie from the Buttons Galore & More Design Team, and today I will be showing you how to make a fun handmade gift that can be given during the holiday season!

As a gift-giver, I have always loved making handmade signs for my friends and family. This is because handmade signs are super easy to make and are so fun to personalize. Also, from a gift-giving perspective, handmade signs can be very inexpensive to make if you are on a tight budget. With all that in mind and with the holidays fast approaching, today I am going to show you how to make a DIY Friendship Sign. Continue Reading →

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Make Easy Victorian Framed Art with Themed Buttons!

Hi, Connie here with the design team sharing a Victorian framed art piece using Victorian accents by Buttons Galore & More. The themed button selections were the perfect accent for this framed art piece. The beautiful thing about these Victorian accent buttons is that you can change the color so easily. Spray paint works great!

Victorian Framed Art

The frame was painted with acrylic paint and sanded to create a distressed finish for a vintage look and feel. The inside piece is vintage dictionary paper. I stenciled the paper with the word “create” in black acrylic paint. The silk flowers were wrapped with twine and then adhered to the side of the frame with strong glue.

Victorian Framed ArtThe Heirloom Keepsakes buttons were glued to the side of the flower cluster. They come in several different colors. I used the light green ones for this project.

Victorian Framed Art

The Victorian Rose buttons and the Gold Filigree corners were spray painted a pewter color and adhered to each inside corner of the frame.  The Filigree corner was attached first and then the Victorian Rose button next.  The shanks were clipped off, using wire snips, to give a flat surface to adhere them.

To finish my Victorian framed art, the frame was splattered delicately with black and pewter paint. That process was achieved by spraying a puddle of paint, on a paper plate, and then using a toothbrush to splat the paint on the frame. It’s an old technique but still one of my favorites!

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Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

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Celebrate Fall with Button Vase Fall Canvas Wall Art

Autumn is one of my very favorite seasons. I love the cooler (but not cold) temperatures and the gorgeous bright colors that appear in nature. This Button Vase Fall Canvas wall art is the perfect project when you’re short on table space but want to add those beautiful fall colors to your home.

Button Vase Fall Canvas Wall Art

Supplies needed to make a Button Vase Fall Canvas Wall Art:

How to make a Button Vase Fall Canvas Wall Art:

Autumn Canvas Button Vase Supplies

Step one:

Use a pencil to draw (or trace) a simple vase shape to the bottom half of your blank 16×20 canvas.

Pencil Sketch Vase

It doesn’t need to be perfect, just a rough outline so that you know where to place the buttons for the button vase. The buttons will cover up any pencil marks. I drew a round vase, but you can make it any shape you want. Whichever shape you use, make sure to keep it on one end of the canvas.

Step two:

Glue buttons to the outlined vase you drew on the canvas.  I used a hot glue gun to attach the buttons.

Hot Glue Buttons

Because I was using Silk Autumn Leaves in my vase with beautiful red and orange colors, I made my vase Yellow to complement them. I used every yellow button in the Harvest and Fall Festival button sets to fill my round yellow vase. I liked that the shades of yellow in these two sets were in line with the yellow you’d actually see on fall leaves.

Yellow Button Vase on Canvas

Don’t glue buttons inside the mouth part of the vase at the top but fill the rest of the vase.

Step three:

Use a sharp craft knife to cut a line in the canvas just above the buttons in the mouth of the vase.

Vase Opening

Step four:

Insert your Autumn Silk Florals or Leaves through the hole in the canvas. Arrange them however you like.  I find that the canvas vase looks best when it’s full. I used four Silk Leaf stems to fill my vase.

Button Vase with Leaf Stems

Step five:

Turn your canvas over, and use hot glue to secure the stems in place for added stability.   I used an entire small glue stick to fix my stems in place.

Secure Leaf Stems

Step six: 

Use single leaves to fill in any blank spaces or gaps at the base of the stems.  Secure them in place with hot glue.

Single Leaves

If you have some unruly leaves on the stems that aren’t laying quite right, a dot of hot glue can help secure them to the canvas in a more pleasing way.

DIY Button Vase Fall Canvas Wall Art

Hang your canvas on the wall, or prop it up on a table for a beautiful bright pop of autumn colors! I think that I will take a slightly smaller canvas and use the red buttons in the Fall Festival and Harvest button packs to make a smaller red vase with some pretty silk sunflowers! The pair will look great together with my fall decor. The possibilities are endless if you just change the color of the buttons for your vase to complement the flowers or leaves you have! Happy Fall Crafting!

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A Mermaid Tale Sequin Chalkboard For Summer Kid Fun!

You don’t have to know how to sew to use sequins! Besides using them on cards, and in fun little shaker packs, you can glue sequins to just about anything for a fun shimmer and shine! I glued some gorgeous turquoise blue sequins from the new 28 Lilac Lane “Mermaid Tale” Premium Sequin Tin to a wood surface for a fun Mermaid Tale Sequin chalkboard. This craft is simple enough for a child to participate in as well!

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Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Mermaid Tale sequin chalkboard:

Mermaid Tale Sequin Chalkboard Materials

Step one:

Paint the wood bracket shape with the acrylic craft paint.  (This is a perfect step for little hands to help with!) I painted the front and back of my shape. Let the paint dry completely.

Paint

Step two:

Paint the inside of the bracket-shaped board with black chalkboard paint following the instructions on your specific bottle. My chalkboard paint instructed to use two coats of paint and allow a relatively long cure time.

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Step three:

Glue the blue sequins from the 28 Lilac Lane “Mermaid Tale” Premium Sequin Tin around the outside edge of your bracket shaped board. I used three different size sequins from the tin all the way around the edge of the board. My kids had a lot of fun helping with this step! I had one helper finding the perfect sequins from the tin, and the other helper situating them just right on the glue I was spreading. In less than 30 minutes, we had the perfect Mermaid Tale border around our chalkboard!

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Step four: 

When your glue has dried completely, add a ribbon to hang your chalkboard.  I cut a length of ribbon about 12 inches long.  Add a dot of glue to the top of each side of the board, and add the ribbon.  I glued a blue button to each end of the ribbon and added one more sequin inside each button (at the direction of my little helpers).

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My daughter took the fun little chalkboard to hang in her room so she can write and draw her mermaid-y messages on it.

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Using different sequin tins from the new 28 Lilac Lane Premium Collection could result in completely different little chalkboards. I want to make a house shaped Halloween themed one next, using the Haunted House Sequin Tin!

LL322 Haunted House sequin tin

What shape and sequins would you use?

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Decorate Your Walls with a Button Globe Mosiac

Hi! I’m Kelli, from the Craft Shack Chronicles blog and I’m so excited to be joining the Buttons Galore Design team! For my first project, I wanted to make a piece of home decor. I’m working on a gallery wall above my piano and I am having fun adding in lots of different colors and textures. You can easily add interesting depth and texture to your home decor pieces by using buttons and sequins to add color instead of paint. I used two 28 Lilac Lane kits to make this fun Button Globe Mosaic.

Supplies needed for Button Globe Mosiac:

Step one:

Draw the design outline onto the wood globe surface. You can trace it, transfer it, or freehand it. Draw the design onto the globe using a pencil. You won’t be able to see it when it’s covered in buttons and sequins so it doesn’t need to be perfect.

 

Step two:

Use green sequins from both Lilac Lane kits to fill in the land shapes. Add a little bit of glue and spread it out. Drop the sequins onto the glue one at a time. I find it easy to use a toothpick to arrange the sequins in the glue but you could use whatever you have on hand.

The glue will dry clear, so you don’t need to worry if you get a little messy.

 

Step three:

Fill the in the oceans with blue buttons. Try to mix large and small buttons into the mix to add interesting variations in the texture. The smaller buttons fit nicely in some of the small curves around the land, while the bigger buttons were easier to use further out in the ocean.

Cover the entire globe with buttons and fill in any gaps with seed beads, or blue sequins from the Lilac Lane Kits.

 

Step four:

Use wood stain to finish the remaining wood part or fill it in with buttons that complement your home decor colors. Finally, use the beautiful rope trim from the Let’s Go kit to attach the camera embellishment from the same kit to the top of the globe. A big white button from the Tea Time kit was the perfect size to put on the globe base.

I’m thinking about adding a little red button heart in the general area where we live on the globe. Would you add it, or leave it as it is? I can’t decide! I’m so excited to hang my new Button Globe Mosaic on my gallery wall soon!

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Make a Fun Wall Hanging with 28 Lilac Lane

Hey y’all! It’s Lorrie here with my first project for the Buttons Galore team! Today I am sharing a cool wall hanging canvas featuring an embellishment kit from 28 Lilac Lane.

quote wall hanging

I had this cute quote that I loved and I wanted to show it off, so I decided to make a wall hanging using the quote and matching scrapbook paper on a 5″x 7″ canvas. Such an easy and fun project!

Supplies needed:

  • 28 Lilac Lane “Let’s Go” embellishment kit
  • 5″x 7″ stretched canvas
  • light brown acrylic paint
  • paintbrush
  • red liner tape
  • adhesive dots
  • brown ink
  • foam adhesive dots
  • patterned scrapbook paper
  • quote (from patterned paper, or use a stamp)

I started by painting the canvas using a light brown acrylic paint. I then cut out the quote and a 3″x 5″ piece of coordinating paper (the quote came from a sheet of quotes as part of a paper collection), and inked the edges.

quote wall hanging

I attached the paper to the canvas using double-sided tape. Then I used adhesive foam dots to “pop up” the quote —  this is an easy way to add dimension to your paper projects. Next came the fun part: adding the embellishments from this adorable “Let’s Go” embellishment kit by 28 Lilac Lane!

28 Lilac Lane Let's Go embellishment kit

I will let you in on a little secret — I am not a big fan of liquid adhesives. I use them on projects, but they aren’t my favorite, mainly because here in the hot, humid south they take forever to dry. So to hold the sequins and beads from the embellishment kit onto my wall hanging, I used my not-so-secret weapon: red liner tape! Red liner tape is a double-sided tape that holds just about anything. It is the perfect alternative to liquid glues.

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I applied red line tape to the edges of the canvas, and then sprinkled the sequin mix onto the tape. Just like when you’re using glitter, sprinkle the sequins liberally onto your project, then pick up and shake the item to remove the excess. Once most of the tape has been covered, fill in any empty spaces with the tiny seed bead mix and pearls from the kit.

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For the finishing touch, I placed gold pearls from the Embellishment Kit on each corner of the quote using mini adhesive dots.

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Now you have a fun quote wall hanging that would look great on any wall in your home – and plenty of embellishments left over in your “Let’s Go” kit for lots more creative fun!

Quote Wall Hanging by Lorrie McCullers for Buttons Galore using 28 Lilac Lane embellishments. Great wall art for office

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Make a Button Mosaic Sun for Your Walls!

Today we’re sharing another project from our booth at Creativation. This button mosaic sun that I created brought a little bit of my home in the sunshine state to the show floor in rainy Phoenix!

Button Mosaic Sun

This sun looks yellow, but we call it….mango! It’s made with our “Mango Madness” color blend of buttons. This blend of delightful shades of orange and yellow is perfect for sunshine-y projects of all kinds.

Mango Madness Color Blend

Although they don’t look at first like they are at all the same color palette, I combined the Mango Madness color blend with a 28 Lilac Lane embellishment bottle called “Candy Corn“. I only used seed beads. flat back pearls, and sequins from the Candy Corn bottle. Used in small doses with these tiny items, the colors work well together.

candy corn embellishment bottleButton mosaics (or collages) are such a fun way to use buttons, and this one creates a beautiful piece of wall art home decor when you are done!

Button Sun Mosaic Construction

To get the full tutorial on how to make this piece of sunny wall art (or learn how to adapt this technique to make your own design), visit my website Craft Critique.

Sun Button Mosaic

This project can be adapted to a lot of different shapes…how about an apple for teacher? Or a heart or flower for a tween room? The possibilities are endless! What will you make?

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