Button embellished napkin rings

Button embellished napkin rings

button embellished napkin rings


I created these button embellished napkin rings as a post  for www.buttonsgalorenandmore.com and it did so well there, that I thought I would share it over here for you too.  It really is a simple button project that is very attractive.

Button embellished napkin rings

I am helping a friend plan and prepare for her wedding and all of the events surrounding it.  The project today is one of the napkin ring ideas I proposed to her.  It is simple enough that her kids can help, not expensive, and very pretty all at the same time.  She wants to go with shades of olive ( his favorite color), peach ( her favorite color, coral and turquoise (mine).  Not that my colors matter at all.  By adding shades of the four colors it helps to expand our options and stretches our budget even further.  By limiting the colors it allows us to many things that we already own.

To make the napkin rings I used scrapbooking paper that had all of her colors.  I buttons I used are Avacado and adhered with a glue dot.

 Directions to make button embellished napkin rings

Cut 1.5 inch strips

Add a glue dot to one end

Wrap around napkin

Add buttons with a glue dot and VIOLA!

Quick Easter Basket Idea

Quick Easter Bunny Basket
Quick Easter Bunny Basket
Quick Easter Bunny Basket
Bunny basket - bunny tail
Bunny basket -bunny tail

You can easily make a personalized bunny basket with a few quick additions like bunny ears cut out of fun foam, google eyes, pipe cleaners and pom poms. Pick an all-purpose glue that will hold various materials to plastic and you could make this in less than a half hour.

Spring Hats Fabric Flowers

I’ve tried another new technique: (that’s new as in, New To Me)
and it was definitely NOT a Craft Fail!!!  I ‘ve had several of those lately.
There are two or three big reasons this
new technique was not another
Craft Fail …
Reason Number One:
Crafty Dance Mom Girlfriend, Laura
Reason Number Two:
Crafty Dance Mom Girlfriend, Jen
Umm … Reason Number Three …
 the brains behind this particular creative
project … and not pictured
per her own stern request:
Crafty Dance Instructor, Miss Sherry.
We started with the vision
in Miss Sherry’s head, and this amazing
compilation of fabrics, trims, buttons, beads, and bling.
And pin backs.  And hot glue.
Lots and lots and lots and lots and LOTS
of hot glue.
I’m not even kidding about that.
I have to say, I didn’t get as many pics as
I would have liked.
Mainly because I was so excited every
time we got a new flower together it became
my new favorite – but also because
every time I picked up the camera I heard a
small groan.  That could
have been the roaring of blood in my ears
from the excitement of creating all day –
I can’t be sure.
Hours and hours of fun crafty business later,
we had enough unique fabric flowers
to make twenty-four hats.
Or twenty-six.  I forget.
We used cotton fabrics, upholstery fabrics,
felt, a satin fabric ~ we burned the
edges with a lighter to curl them
(photo of this would have been nice)
tulle, laces, beads, trims,
feathers, a black cotton rope fabric
(the edges did NOT burn well, btw)
antique jewelry, and even the threads
removed when we frayed the edges of the
fabrics to make these.
Oh ~ and we don’t recommend
burning the edges of the fabric after
the materials have been put together ~
only before.
I’m not telling you why we recommend this,
just trust us.  😉
Oh, what a happy baby!
He had a whole happy conversation
with the owl on this canvas!
And what a good listener the owl was!!
It was a crafty kind of girl day, for sure!
These happy girls were covered
in decoupage, bits of tissue, paint, hot glue,
feathers, and a fine sprinkling of glitter.
Creating memories is hard work!
Peek a boo, sweet baby!
Please note: he was a wonderful
and absolutely pleasant Valentines Dinner
Date the other night!
He has my heart.  What a doll!!
Lunch was super supreme nachos ~
here’s a ginormous THANK YOU to my crafty
dance mom girlfriends for bringing
all the fixins for said nachos!
At one point, we actually lost our girls.
Unthinkable, I know.
But they were only lost for a moment.
And then we found them.
Inside the swagger wagon – in the third seat –
and …
I’m thinking maybe I should have
asked my Amelia what in the world she was
introducing these girls to,
because they look rather … serious.
Troubled, even.
I love these girls!
Next Generation Crafty Girlfriends,
in the making!!!