Another use for fabric covered buttons 0

Another use for fabric covered buttons

Although my daughter has tons of hair “ornaments” she loves these.  We tend to end up with hair elastics since her hair is so thick.  Here are four completed small fabric buttons. This set...

Fabric covered retractable lanyards 2

Fabric covered retractable lanyards

Another use for the fabric buttons – add them to retractable lanyards (blanks) and now it becomes fashionable to strut around with that ID or Keycard…

Fabric button magnets 0

Fabric button magnets

Those fabric buttons… Now I can make magnets with them.  The kids have plastered them all over the fridge and they are much more decorative than all the advertisement magnets that had been living...

Create your own sponge bombs 0

Create your own sponge bombs

My kids love water – as most kids do.  But I hate squirt guns and things like that – just the whole gun thing.  So here is the solution.  Sponge bombs.  We picked up...

How to… Fabric Covered Buttons 1

How to… Fabric Covered Buttons

In this tutorial the button blank is a flat back button due to the project I am working on.  For other projects I might choose to use a button with a shank on the...

The Wishing Box 0

The Wishing Box

The other day when I was in Target with my daughter she saw this cosmetic box (hard shell) and kept saying she needed one for Christmas because that was a wishing box.  I asked...

Family craft for today 0

Family craft for today

Nothing too exciting but certainly an activity the kids enjoyed.  Simple rainbow crayons – yet a concept they have never been exposed to.  Generally you would use any broken crayons you have lying around...

What to do with… 0

What to do with…

As you all know I am “addicted” to Starbucks store bought bottled Frappuccinos.  I have  used their bottles for things like small decorative flower displays etc… but for some reason never thought to them...

A Goldmine 0

A Goldmine

I had read online about Goodwill Outlet Stores.  At first I ignored what I read assuming it was the same as the Goodwill stores that I tend to frequent.  The reference kept nagging at...

New sign for camper 0

New sign for camper

This “sign” was purchased from the thrift store for $.99.  It was a sign for a train store – approximately 48 inches wide and 18 inches tall.  It was a white sign – I...