Monday, October 1, 2012
Lots of Buttons!
Hey everyone, I'm super excited because it's finally October! If you haven't had a chance yet, make sure you check out the first of my October Giveaways (in honor of my glorious birth 31 years ago) here, and be sure to check back all month for new giveaways and plenty of crafty tutorials.
I had an early birthday present last month when I was contacted by Sharon at Lots of Buttons and given $10 to shop for buttons at my leisure. I haven't incorporated buttons into many of my craft projects before, but I was up to the challenge and really can't recommend this site highly enough. They sell buttons in every shape, size, color and material you can think of. Even better, the prices get lower the more you buy of each button. I am going to go back and pick out some new buttons to revitalize my thrift store wool coat for this winter :)
As an October birthday gift for all of you, Lots of Buttons is offering all of my readers an additional 20% off their total purchase the entire month of October and December with the following coupon code: V1JKQS7NF3S2
I will be sharing a button themed craft each week in October to inspire you, as well as to show off some of my neato buttons! First up, some cute button earrings. These are great because anyone can make them and they take very little time and materials for the final product.
You will need:
a set of earring backs (can be found at any craft of jewelry supply store)
glue (I recommend E6000 for a permanent bond, but hot glue will work as a temporary solution if it is all you have on hand)
Make sure to clean the backs of your buttons as well as the earring backs before applying your glue. Apply a small amount of glue (I use a toothpick) to the back of your button and push the earring back on firmly. Allow to dry completely, then wear with pride!
I happen to be partial to green, isn't this a cute little button?
With Halloween coming up, I couldn't resist this little guy. Come back later this month to see what kind of craft he becomes!