Thanks for joining me on this fine Saturday morning! I was so excited when Kristy, from my favorite scrapbooking supplier- Scrapbooksteals.com, asked if I wanted to be part of their fabulous blog hop. How could I resist! Then she said it was going to be Brads and Buttons from Basic Grey. I seriously love buttons and love having brads to add that little something extra to a layout so I was more than a willing volunteer!
It is kind of intimidating being part of a blog hop because I knew that the other fabulous ladies will have some amazing projects. I knew that I was going to have to think out of the box to be on par with these ladies.
The idea for my first project, and my favorite, came in the shower. (Isn't that when most of the ideas come?) My daughters love it when I make projects for them so this one was perfect.
I headed to my local Walmart to find some cheap canvas shoes (The kids shoes were $5). Luckily, I snagged the last pair in any of my kids sizes and headed home to work. With the help of my Cropidile (which punches canvas beautifully), felt, hot glue and some thread, I transforned a very plain pair of canvas shoes into a pair my daughter loves to wear. (For a step by step instructions, you can check out my tutorial HERE.)
Because I just can't stop at one project, I decided to make a mobile for my little baby. Everything she has is pretty much handed down so I thought it would be fun for her to have something that is just for her.
Fancy Pants transparencies
2 children's hangers
Sew Easy floss
Hot glue gun
Bella Blvd Cotton flowers
Basic Grey Brads and Buttons
And last but not least, a pretty simple yet fun project. Hair flowers are all the rage these days and with 3 girls I could use all the hair flowers I can get. The Basic Grey Brads and Buttons make fantastic centers for the flowers.
To start I gathered a bunch of supplies that I had hanging around:
Hair clips (Got a big box from Sally Beauty Supply)
Fabric or felt flowers (whatever you have on hand)
Shelf liner (Works great when attached to the clip to make them non-slip)
Basic Grey Brads and Buttons
With some mad hot glue skills I turned my supply pile into these beauties:
The different sizes of buttons are so great because depending on the size of your flowers, you could have so many different looks. The brads worked great in adding a cute smooth center.
See, the possibilities with these brads and buttons is endless! Be sure to pick up yours today and think out of the box!
You wanna see more amazingly awesome projects, hop on over and visit my friends:
- Kristy Mackeen
- Staci Jones YOU ARE HERE! :)
- Amber Sheaves Go Here Next
- Cristine Redmond
- Venetia Holbrook
- Charity Becker
- Van Nguyen
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