Jewelry making is not my thing. I think my jewelry making skills stopped somewhere in the 5th or 6th grade because I have never really made it past stringing beads onto stretchy cord, or making friendship bracelets, and those I haven’t done in a very long time.
CreateForLess recently moved our corporate office, and while moving is never fun, decorating a new space is. Right away, I noticed that there was no place for our incoming & outgoing mail and I knew a Mail Box Tray would need to be crafted soon. I love how this Button Lined Mail Tray turned out, and I hope that you enjoy it too.
I love button crafts! Maybe it’s because I love hot glue, or maybe it’s because buttons are so easy to work with. I just think buttons are some of the most friendly, pretty, versatile crafts materials to work with. I’ve used buttons to create quirky wreaths, adorn felt ornaments, greeting cards and scrapbook pages. I’d like to dedicate this post to button crafts I’ve never tried – and I’ve tried a lot. Hopefully there’s something here that will inspire you to get creative and use buttons in ways you haven’t thought of.
This artist created a new look by smashing her old buttons and layering them. I just love the effect. These smashed buttons make unique jewelry, but I think they’d be great for purse making and mixed media projects as well.
Smashin’Buttons – Christine Marie Davis
I’m especially excited to decorate for the holidays this year because my husband and I are moving into our first house this week and hosting family and friends for Christmas! Things have been a bit hectic as you can imagine, but holiday crafting is still a pretty big priority since we’ll have company arriving in just nine days. I’m sharing some of my favorite holiday crafts to inspire you to make your home extra special this holiday season.
This layered canvas wreath is one of my all time favorite holiday wreaths. I made a similar one last year as a present for my sister using leftover scraps of card stock and blue and brown felt – because I didn’t have canvas on hand at the time. I just love all the colors and buttons.
Canvas Layers Holiday Wreath – Alisa Burke
By General Crafts Contributor Michelle
Craft up some fall cuteness with this row of little button pumpkins and their candy-colored frame. Make your autumn as cute as a button!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own button pumpkin picture:
- A plain wood or paper mache picture frame.
- DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint in pebble, burnt umber, baby pink, spa blue and buttermilk.
- Crackle medium.
- Multi-sized orange buttons.
- Green chenille stems.
- Natural colored burlap.
- 7/8 in. white crochet lace.
- Wooden alphabet tiles.
- Paint brushes.
- An unsharpened pencil, pencil eraser, or the end of a colored pencil, to make dots.
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks.
- Scissors or wire cutters to cut chenille stems.