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Tutorial Tuesday - Button Bracelets

Tutorial Tuesday - Button Bracelets
Tutorial Tuesday - Button Bracelets My girlfriend came over to refill my estrogen reserves last week, and brought with her a fantastic craft for us to do together while chatting, laughing, gossiping and catching up after her long vacation. One third of the way through summer vacation with three boys, she knew just what I needed. She brought over a bunch of stuff for us to sit down and make our own button bracelets. So fun! Do you want to join us? Materials: Buttons in various sizes (test to be sure your cord will fit into the holes)Round leather or coated cotton cord (1 mm in diameter) Instructions: Arrange your buttons ahead of time to lay out your pattern Begin with a length of cord about 18 inches long (you will adjust this to fit at the end, but cutting it too short will result in frustration and some swearing...trust me, I know). Fold your cord in half and tie a knot in the looped end, like this: Now, begin threading the cord through your button holes. Now, go crazy! Related:  Crafts, jewelry, etc.collier bouton

Baseball String Bracelet I've got a great idea to share with all of you for a super easy and cute way to make a bracelet out of the strings of a baseball. My college girl friends and I all made these to wear when we went to games...and I still wear mine to the Diamondback's games every chance I get. It's a great way to show your love for baseball! Supplies you'll need: Baseball (you can get 2 bracelets from each baseball) Xacto knife First you will need to cut out the stitches all the way around the baseball. Once you have cut all the way around the stitches you'll need to remove the leather pieces. Once you take both leather pieces off you'll need to remove the strings. Here's is what your baseball should look like at this point: You won't need the ball or leather any more for this project. Find the middle of the seam and cut it in half. Cut off the excess leather without cutting the strings. The best closure I found for this bracelet is simply tying the two ends into a knot each time I wear it.

» DIY Simple Valentine Note Cards I love these cards. I saw an example on MADE and wanted to make some of my own. They turned out so cute and I think I am going to make a bunch more for Valentines day. These last few days my daughter has been wanting to make Valentines decorations so beware these next couple weeks will be full of hearts and love. These are super simple to make. Instructions: Cut out a heart from the fabric.Sew the heart onto the note card.Use design stitches if you would like.Write Happy Valentines Day or I Love You inside along with a special note and your done! The Pioneer Woman Black Heels to Tractor Wheels Book Review I love watching funny romantic comedies, don’t you? My favorite down time activity is a date night with myself. I like to grab a pint of Häagen-Dazs coffee ice cream, one spoon, a comfy fleece blanket, and a large Diet Coke on ice before plopping down on the couch for the evening to watch a romantic comedy chick flick. I also love reading books. Many years ago my sister introduced me to chick-lit books after the birth of my second daughter, Mimi. After ordering six books in the last six months and having them neatly organized (cough.. thrown on top of one another) on my nightstand, I came to the sad realization I would not be able to enjoy any of these books anytime soon. Seeing her book sitting on my nightstand made a little part of me sad by the fact I couldn’t just open it up and read it. With no spare time to read, I did the next best thing. As many of you know I am a contributor for Ree’s Tasty Kitchen site. If you haven’t had a chance to read the book yet, get yourself a copy!

Des idées en plus : marie les bas bleus Une espèce de petit tuto pour Akä ! Parce que ses boutons ne tiennent pas en place ... Et que quelques photos valent mieux qu'un long discours . Il vous faudra quelques jolis boutons , du coton ciré ou enduit et du fil d'alu ( ou laiton , argent , cuivre ... ) assez fin . Quand je fais le montage , je commence toujours par le bouton du centre ... Après , j'alterne ... Jusqu'à épuisement des boutons . Après , une espèce d'oeillet à chaque extrémité du fil ... Le fil restant , vous le repassez du dessous vers le dessus ( par un trou du dernier bouton ) et vous coupez . Vous montez votre coton sur les oeillets , une bride d'un côté , un bouton de l'autre ... Et voilà ! C'est une version très sage du collier boutons ... Il y a moyen de faire des choses bien plus rigolotes !

DIY Chan Luu-Style Wrap Bracelet Like this: Like Loading... Filed under Accessories, Bracelets, Jewelry Tagged as Accessories, bracelets, Chan Luu, DIY, DIY Jewelry, do it yourself, Fashion, Fashion DIY, jewelry, Runway, Runway DIY, Wrap Bracelets DIY rope bracelet I finally sat myself down to make a Phillip Lim inspired diy bracelet. I love how the pieces in his current jewelry collection blend the boundaries of crafty and high fashion. The result is so chic!! I decided to do a bracelet instead of a necklace… I thought it would work more seamlessly into my everyday life. Note: I actually found the copper tubes in a small bead shop in downtown la… but after scouring online… you can find them all over etsy.

bokmärken – Craft of the Day, bookmarks Du behöver: Kuvert (återanvänd gärna gamla kuvert), ett ark med vitt papper (för mallen), sax, penna, lim och ett mönstrat papper. Inspiration till detta pyssel kommer från The Creative Homemaker. Fler varianter på samma tema finns här och här. Gör så här: Vik ett enkelt vitt papper diagonalt. Rita en en hjärtbåge i hörnet av papperet, som på bilden. You will need: Envelope (why not reuse old envelopes?) The inspiration for this craft comes from The Creative Homemaker. How-to: Fold a sheet of plain white paper diagonally. i like it. what is it? How to Make Singleton Buttons March 13th, 2009 0Email 160 users recommend Singleton buttons are similar to covered buttons, but their construction gives them a nicer "heft" and finish. Diane Gilleland These buttons are made on plastic bone rings, which come in lots of sizes. You can use any solid or printed woven cotton to make a Singleton. Photo: Diane Gilleland <prev1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6next> View all Now to tighten the fabric around the button a bit more. Then, take two more small stitches across the back, placing these perpendicular to the ones you made in the previous step. This should result in a button where there are no wrinkles or bulges in the fabric on the front. To further anchor the fabric onto the ring, make a row of backstitches around the rim. You can do this stitching with the same thread you're using to sew the button, or with some contrasting embroidery floss, as shown here. Now, if you're planning to glue your finished buttons to a project, you can do that at this point. View 1 member project gallery

DIY Embellished Friendship Bracelets The weather is warming up and my wrists are feeling rather lonely and bare after hiding under long sleeves all season long. But after digging up last year’s DIY friendship bracelets, I realized they desperately needed sparkly and shiny upgrades. Today we’re showing you three easy ways to embellish your friendship bracelets, making them all grown up . . . To add rhinestones, you’ll need:a chevron friendship bracelet (tutorial found here)5-6” crystal rhinestone chain (last used here)1 yard of embroidery flossan embroidery needlea pair of scissors Thread the needle with embroidery floss and tie the end into a double knot. Stitch the floss between the first two rhinestone links, pushing needle out the middle of the bracelet. Continue stitching between the rhinestone links. Your friendship bracelet is sparkling and finished! To add studs, you’ll need:a chevron friendship bracelet (tutorial found here)5 3/8” brass cone studs (last used here)a pair of small, sharp scissorsa screwdriver

How to make gift bags from newspaper When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper. I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. This will be a two-ply bag for extra sturdiness. Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall. Fold a flap 1.25" down from the top. Cut two pieces of cardstock or chipboard to 4.25" x 1", then glue them on the widest two panels just under the top fold. Put glue on the outside of the 0.5" tab and bring the left-most panel over to form the body of the bag, aligning the cut edge of the panel with the folded edge of the flap. Upend the bag so the 2" flap is now up. Put glue on both flaps and fold them inward to form the bottom of the bag.

Jul 25, 2010 My sister introduced me to a pretty hilarious blog site today. It's called Catalog Living - a fun site that imagines the lives of the people living in the pages of our catalogs. Catalog Living is the creation of comedian Molly Erdman. Some of you may recognize her from the hugely popular Sonic commercials. She features a clipping from many of our well-known design catalogs and writes a quick caption about the imaginary people living in that scene. Check it out for a few laughs when you have a few minutes. ;) -Mandy Here's a sample from her site: Space is at a premium… "Gary got the idea from a parking lot in New York.

Original Fridays #16 unOriginal Mom Happy Friday, everybody! I don’t know about you, but here in central PA it is an absolutely picture perfect day. Sunny blue skies, low humidity, and about 75 degrees. I wish we could bottle up this weather and keep it all year long! It’s been a few weeks since my last “Original Friday” post…things have been a little crazy around here! So today, I thought I’d just share with you a couple of my favorite recent pins I’ve come across, regardless of category or how recent they are! Such a simple and fun way to dress up a plain hair tie from Dream Patch. I love the sea glass look of these vases, and they are easy to DIY! How clever to use an old collapsible TV tray to make a handy little ironing board? Not only do I love the text of this artwork from One Project Closer, I love what a simple idea it is! I hope you were inspired by one of these projects! Have a great weekend!

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