Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Decorative Block Lights
I love this craft.
The glass blocks have holes for inserting strings of lights. And, when decorating them using our DECODEN PASTE, buttons and a few additional craft supplies you can create a scene for just about any holiday/season.
They're great as night lights too!
The 3 shown above are just a few examples of our holiday block light crafts. My favorite of the 3 is the Winter Wonderland block shown in the center. We used the white decoden paste with the star nozzle to create the fluffy snow effect on the bottom. Once the paste starts to set, decorate your snow using our snowflake buttons. Our glitter snowflakes create that sparkle effect so they're my favorite. The straight nozzle tip was used to draw the large snowflakes. A small amount of iridescent glitter sprinkled over the snow sets the scene.
When this was being made by the creative department, our OLAF buttons weren't yet available. I think this is the perfect scene for adding one of Frozen's favorite characters, OLAF, to complete your Winter Wonderland block light craft.
Items needed for the Winter Wonderland Block include:
Happy Crafting !!!
Because we love crafting just as much as you do!!
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Contestant #14: Adorable Earrings and Pins
These adorable earrings and pins are all made using buttons and embellishments from our website! As you can see, Julia has a lovely collection of earrings and pins that she makes using many different buttons! You could find almost anything that you like within her collection. The earrings and pins would be great for any occasion!
Contestant #13: Heartwarming Christmas Ornaments
These heartwarming Christmas ornaments were made using buttons from out website! A little message from the creator to go along with her creations...
While growing up, as one of seven children, money was often tight. So my dad began making Christmas ornaments as a way to save some money on gifts. Using a scroll saw, thin wood, paint, and jewels, he made us ornaments. It is now a huge part of our Christmas celebration. We don't care about the presents. We all want to see our ornaments! Today, we are older and have families of our own. Our significant others and our children now receive ornaments, as well as important family friends. The list of ornament recipients has grown to well over 100 people - and almost everybody receives more than 1. A few years ago, I began helping my father with the ornaments. Making 200, sometimes 300+, ornaments has become too much work for him on his own. He designed them, and I would help paint them. Every weekend, from March until December, is ornament time. It is very time consuming and exhausting. My dad eventually got tired of doing them, so I have taken over completely. However, I cannot draw! So the ornaments have changed a lot, but at least the tradition continues! I use photographs, clip art, scrapbook paper, and tons of embellishments. Stickers are often cheaper, but buttons and flatbacks add a lot more fun to the ornaments. I am always on the lookout for anything that can jazz up an ornament! I hope to continue making ornaments for my loved ones for as long as I can. And I have already warned my daughter that she will eventually take over!