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Make Personalized Covered Button Jewelry!

4 Aug
covered button jewelry tutorial
I think a handmade gift is so much more personal and special than something picked up at a store.
Here’s a handmade gift idea that is simple, easy and inexpensive to make, yet shows that you care.
And the best part – anyone can make these.
{Ella, my 6 year old, made some}
personalized covered button necklace in box
Personalized Covered Button Necklaces
personalized covered button necklace
I know I have an addiction to pretty fabric. I just can’t get enough of it. When I order it sometimes it sits there for weeks because I can’t bring myself to cut it. And I never want to throw away scraps of beautiful fabric. This project is perfect for those precious fabric scraps. All it takes is a few inches of fabric, a covered button kit, a shank and some E9000,  Mod Podge and Dimensional Magic (optional) plus about 10 minutes of your time!
Here’s a little Covered Button Tutorial – in case you’ve never made these before: 

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1. Pick out the covered button size you want to make.
larger circle of fabric
2. Cut a circle about 1 inch larger than the metal button.
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3. Put the fabric on top of the flexible plastic mold, right side down.
4. Press the top of the button cover onto the fabric and into the flexible plastic mold.
put the back on it
5. the fabric will bunch up at the top once you press down. Fold the excess fabric into the center of the button and press the back of the button onto the button and press down until it snaps in place.
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That’s it!
Now, to make it into a pendant – pull off the metal ring with pliers. Then put a dot of E9000 on the back of the button and press a jewelry shank onto it. Let dry.
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covered button jewelry tutorial
To  make the personalized pendant, I found some alphabet fabric and then cut out a circle with the desired letter in the middle. I made the covered button and then covered the button with a layer of Mod Podge. Once that was dry, I filled in the letter with a colored Sharpie (permanent marker). Be sure to add the Mod Podge, or the Sharpie will bleed into the fabric. After that is done, I added a layer of Dimensional Magic over the top to seal it. But this is optional.
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And I saw a fun idea in Martha Stewart. To package up this project, I made some covered buttons, and then threaded an elastic band through the back. Then you can wrap the rubber band around the gift box with the button on the top. It makes a cute alternative bow, PLUS the gift receiver gets a cute covered button pony tail holder to use too!! So fun!!
covered button hair bands
And of course, you can make plain Covered Button Necklaces too!
plain covered button pendant
ella wearing covered button necklace
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Have a wonderful day!!! 

PS — I am linking my project up to these fun parties:

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Giveaway Monday — $40 to Rosie Posie Designs {custom platters and more!!}

25 Jul
UPDATE — Winner of the giveaway is #145 — April.

Happy Monday!! 
We are filming our webshow today. Eeek – so exciting. 
Meanwhile, I have a fun Monday Giveaway from one of my favorite etsy shops:
{Can you guess how much I want this cell phone cover?? Love.}
This cell phone cover is so cool too. 
You can order any of the designs in any color too.
I love that!
And I love these Melamine Platters.  

They would make such an awesome birthday gift for a friend, a wedding gift with the newlywed couple’s initials, or what about putting someone’s house number on a platter as a housewarming gift?? 

You can also order custom plates with names. 
And since they are melamine, they are perfect for backyard BBQ’s and parties. 
Or get the last name of your neighbors and use them as neighbor gifts with holiday cookies this holiday season. 
So many gift ideas!! 
And follow along with Ashley’s blog– Paperlicious Girls, to find out about new items like this adorable lunchbox. 
Perfect for back to school!!
Ashley from Rosie Posie Designs is giving away a $40 credit!!
So fun!!! 
Here’s how you can win: 

  • Like Paperlicious Designs on Facebook. Where you can find out about their giveaways and new designs. one entry. 
  • Share this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook or on your blog. one entry each.

{this giveaway ends on August 1st}

Good luck and have a great Monday!!! 

xoxo

PS — Another Tutorial coming up tomorrow 🙂

Giveaway Monday — $40 to Rosie Posie Designs {custom platters and more!!}

25 Jul
UPDATE — Winner of the giveaway is #145 — April.

Happy Monday!! 
We are filming our webshow today. Eeek – so exciting. 
Meanwhile, I have a fun Monday Giveaway from one of my favorite etsy shops:
{Can you guess how much I want this cell phone cover?? Love.}
This cell phone cover is so cool too. 
You can order any of the designs in any color too.
I love that!
And I love these Melamine Platters.  

They would make such an awesome birthday gift for a friend, a wedding gift with the newlywed couple’s initials, or what about putting someone’s house number on a platter as a housewarming gift?? 

You can also order custom plates with names. 
And since they are melamine, they are perfect for backyard BBQ’s and parties. 
Or get the last name of your neighbors and use them as neighbor gifts with holiday cookies this holiday season. 
So many gift ideas!! 
And follow along with Ashley’s blog– Paperlicious Girls, to find out about new items like this adorable lunchbox. 
Perfect for back to school!!
Ashley from Rosie Posie Designs is giving away a $40 credit!!
So fun!!! 
Here’s how you can win: 

  • Like Paperlicious Designs on Facebook. Where you can find out about their giveaways and new designs. one entry. 
  • Share this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook or on your blog. one entry each.

{this giveaway ends on August 1st}

Good luck and have a great Monday!!! 

xoxo

PS — Another Tutorial coming up tomorrow 🙂

"Summer Social" Guest Project — Make an Embellished Grocery Bag Container!! {great item to keep in your car}

21 Jul

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Jen is my bloggy bestie.  We run The CSI Project together, Crafterminds, and we are doing a web show together in the fall.  Yet I have never guest posted on her blog.  I wanted to have the perfect project before I posted here.  Well that day of perfection will never come.

However, I did come to share with you a fun little gift to give yourself or a friend for the summer…an embellished grocery bag container. 

These are perfect to throw in a beach bag for wet suits.  They are also wonderful to have in your car for summer road trips.  Whatever you reuse plastic bags for having a container full of them looks a heck of a lot better than stuffed in a drawer.  Plus they are so much more portable this way.
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I figured out how to fold them so that they are interconnected and one bag comes out at a time but pulls the next one out a little.

Supplies:

12 plastic grocery bags (I used Target ones)

coordinating fabric

Empty wipe container

Fabric Mod Podge

Foam brush

Spray adhesive

scissors or rotary cutter

quilting ruler

1.  Grab a dozen bags and flatten them out pushing all the air out.
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2.  Fold them in half again pressing all the air out.
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3. Overlap the handles onto the top of the previous bag.  Do this for all 11 bags lining them all up into one big row.
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4.  Fold the first bag’s handle upward.  This will be your middle and the first bag you pull out of the container.  All the other bags will be connected to this first one.
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5.  Now tightly roll up your bags tucking in the new handles as you roll.
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6.  After you roll up 12 bags you are ready to insert them into your wipes container.
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7. Tuck the first bag’s handles through the top.  Now you are done.
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Done?  What do you mean done? 
I can’t be at TT& J without embellishing right!? RIGHT!
8.  Cut out a piece of fabric roughly 8” x 10”.  With your foam brush “paint” Fabric Mod Podge onto the fabric.  The Mod Podge seals the edges and gives the fabric a durable water resistant surface.
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9.  After it is dry cut it to size.  For one of the Lysol wipes containers I cut mine 7 1/8” x 10 3/8”.  Then glue it in place.  I use a spray adhesive because it is quick and easy.  Overlap the pieces one over another. Adorable and practical! 

I LOVE IT!

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Here are some more summer fun ideas if you want to come to my house for a little bit:

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Thanks Beckie!! I have a whole drawer of those plastic bags and now I know what to do with them!!!
Beckie is awesome. Not only is she funny, but she’s smart, creative and has a big heart too.
Have you seen her signature “Roadkill Rescue” projects? 
I love this Changing Table turned Shelf she made for her craft space!
Of course I love this Chevron Trash Can transformation.
And you have probably seen Beckie’s “Countdown” Kisses Boards, she’s made different ones for several holidays. So cute! 

 And have you seen her Purple Board and Batten Bathroom?


Plus Beckie Runs Another fun site — Knock Off Decor. The girl is busy!!


You will love following along with Beckie as she scoops things up from the side of the road and transforms them into treasures at Infarrantly Creative!! 
xoxo

PS — Have you checked out Sandra at Sawdust & Paper Scraps’
series going on right now? 
 Today I am sharing Rolled Flower gift ideas — rings, earrings, necklaces and bookmarks.  
Something for everyone 🙂 

Make a Beachy Rosette Button Necklace {tutorial}

2 Jun

 

Here’s my Summer Necklace #2. 
I have loved seeing all of those pretty Rosette necklaces around, I really wanted to make one for summer. So I took some of the material left over from my Flirty Summer Button Necklace #1 and made some rosettes. 
{I have a Rosette Tutorial here if you want to learn how to make the rosettes.}

Beachy Rosette Button Necklace

Supplies:

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Fabric – I used more of the Dollar Store Fabric Sacking
Felt for the backing 
Ribbon 
Scrapbook brad
A button 
Glue and glue gun, or fabric glue
{This is also a very simple necklace to make}

  • First I cut out a half circle bib 

  • Then I made the rosettes.

  • Once the rosettes were made I glued arranged them on the bib. And I added the button. Mine is a scrapbook brad inside of a rhinestone button I found at an antique store. I loved the aqua color of the button with the antique rhinestones. 
SO beachy and pretty!!! 
  • The last thing that I did was measure out two lengths of ribbon to tie the necklace together. I added extra so the stings would hang down and showcase the ribbon. 

And now I have a Beachy Summer Rosette Necklace, perfect for a summer bonfire or BBQ!! 
xoxoxo
PS I made my first slipcover. 
 And I am SO happy with how it turned out!! I shared a sneak peek on my TT&J facebook page. The full tutorial is coming up soon!! 
And speaking of my TT&J facebook page. I love to share tutorials and feature people there. We just hit 10,000 members and to celebrate I am throwing a fantastical giveaway. It will be coming up this weekend!!! 
PPS — Check out the fun Groopdealz today. I am picking up a few of these for gifts. $11 Peony Necklace from JessicaNDesigns – 4 Colors to Choose from ($19 Value)

Make a Beachy Rosette Button Necklace {tutorial}

2 Jun

 

Here’s my Summer Necklace #2. 
I have loved seeing all of those pretty Rosette necklaces around, I really wanted to make one for summer. So I took some of the material left over from my Flirty Summer Button Necklace #1 and made some rosettes. 
{I have a Rosette Tutorial here if you want to learn how to make the rosettes.}

Beachy Rosette Button Necklace

Supplies:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-o0vp9CsHUe0/TeMbL7hRQMI/AAAAAAAAQ-I/qnSyv4c1Eew/s1600/dollar+store+flour+sack.jpg

Fabric – I used more of the Dollar Store Fabric Sacking
Felt for the backing 
Ribbon 
Scrapbook brad
A button 
Glue and glue gun, or fabric glue
{This is also a very simple necklace to make}

  • First I cut out a half circle bib 

  • Then I made the rosettes.

  • Once the rosettes were made I glued arranged them on the bib. And I added the button. Mine is a scrapbook brad inside of a rhinestone button I found at an antique store. I loved the aqua color of the button with the antique rhinestones. 
SO beachy and pretty!!! 
  • The last thing that I did was measure out two lengths of ribbon to tie the necklace together. I added extra so the stings would hang down and showcase the ribbon. 

And now I have a Beachy Summer Rosette Necklace, perfect for a summer bonfire or BBQ!! 
xoxoxo
PS I made my first slipcover. 
 And I am SO happy with how it turned out!! I shared a sneak peek on my TT&J facebook page. The full tutorial is coming up soon!! 
And speaking of my TT&J facebook page. I love to share tutorials and feature people there. We just hit 10,000 members and to celebrate I am throwing a fantastical giveaway. It will be coming up this weekend!!! 
PPS — Check out the fun Groopdealz today. I am picking up a few of these for gifts. $11 Peony Necklace from JessicaNDesigns – 4 Colors to Choose from ($19 Value)

Guest Project — Father’s Day "Tee-rrific" Gift Idea! {and free printable}

1 Jun
Hi Everyone! 

I am so happy to be here guest posting today! I have been a fan of Jen’s for a long time and LOVE all of her great ideas! 

My name is Lindsey, and I blog over at Inspiring Creations.
 I have been crafting since I can remember and I love inspiring others to be creative.  I use my blog to share crafts, tutorials, recipes and I also host a weekly linky party!
Today I am super excited to show you my latest creation! 
Father’s Day will be here before you know it and I have the perfect gift idea for the Father’s in your life.

My hubby LOVES to golf and so I wanted to make something special for him that involved his favorite hobby. 
I did three different color schemes, so you can pick your favorite!

Let’s get started!
Tutorial:
Supplies Needed
1 bag of tees
1 Tag 
1 piece of coordinating card stock cut to the size of tee tag
Tape
Staples
Jute 
Step 1:  Print your free printable here.  (this one is for the color scheme shown)
I have designed 3 different color schemes 

Step 2: Measure the tag on the tees.

Step 3: Cut out your tags and cut out coordinating scrapbook paper to the size you measured.


Step 4:  Staple scrapbook paper to the bag.  (Try to staple in far enough that your tag will hide your staples)

Step 5: Tape your tag onto your scrapbook paper.  I used scrapbooking tape for this. 

Step 6: Wrap jute around the bag loosely about 3 times and tie in the back. 

Step 7: Tape your circle tag onto the front of the bag in the middle of jute. 

And you’re done!  
Super simple and easy to make. 



I hope you like it! 🙂
Be sure to stop by my blog for some inspiration of your own! 🙂


Thanks Jen for having me today! 
 Thanks Lindsey! 
What a great Father’s Day gift idea!! 
Be sure to check out Lindsey’s blog, where you can find more great ideas like: 
And she has a fun linky party on Fridays —


Head over to Inspiring Creations — you will be glad you did!! 
xoxo

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!!