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  • Quick Felt Piggy Bank Craft Idea

    Do you get fed up with your pocket weighing down with loose change? we seem to accumulate it every time we go out shopping. The bottom of my purse can have at least 3 of 4 pounds worth of loose change at anyone time.

    So we have found this great Felt Piggy Bank craft idea that you can take around in your purse and keep your change in one place. A fuzzy, fat pig in the bottom of your purse will be much easier to grab a hold of than loose change.
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  • Craft Bracelet Made With Buttons

    This is a great quick and fun idea, we have lots of buttons on our website so if you dont have your own to choose from then you only need to check out the button section for all your needs.

    Pick out your favourite buttons you want to use, to balance the threaded string, use all 4 or all 2 holed buttons.
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  • Easy Craft Button Fridge Magnets

    Here is a quick and easy craft idea that is a lot of fun to create.

    Is your fridge covered in postcards, shopping lists and lovely paintings brought home from school? Well I know mine is and everything was held on with various stickers, blue tac, you name it. Then one good gust of wind from the back kitchen door and half of it would be on the kitchen floor.
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  • Button & Felt Headband Craft

    This is a quick and easy craft for mums and daughters or any female loved one in your family. You only need to be able to sew, a handful of your favourite buttons and a piece of felt and your imagination.

    What you will need to make this craft:

    Mixed buttons - matched to felt colour
    A4 Felt - any colour
    Craft cutter, or scissors
    cutting surface
    10mm wide or 20mm Black Ribbon - or colour to match felt and buttons

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  • Button Egg Carton Flower Craft

    This is a great easy craft for your children to create. It's so versatile too, you can use whatever materials you like to create this picture and any different coloured buttons or paints, just let your imagination flow.

    This is a great craft for birthday presents, anniversaries, Mothers Day, Fathers Day Etc. Change the colours to suit the occasion and a masterpiece will follow I'm sure.

    What You Will Need TO Create This Craft:

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  • Fast Easy Hair Clips

    Do you want to help your daughter make some Barbie style super stylish hairpins? Great looking hair pins can be really expensive. So, the best option is to make your own stylish hairpins. You can use colourful mixed buttons and get some great designs.

    DIY Button Hairpins Craft For Kids

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  • Button Crafts for Kids on a Rainy Afternoon

    If you've got kids, it’s always ideal to have activities in hand in cases of rainy afternoons. Weekends are supposed to be spent outside or at their friends’ house but when the weather is awful, there’s nothing you can do but to stay in the house.
    While watching TV and playing with their devices are much preferred afternoon activities for the kids of today, you can prevent your kids from doing these by preparing some craft activities that they can do with you.

    Here are 5 Simple Crafts with Buttons that you and Your Kids Can do:

    1. Button Art Greeting Cards – Prepare some cards, markers, paint, glue, and some buttons. Tell your kids to stick buttons wherever on the cards and to draw any image using the button. The buttons could be the wheels of a car, balloons, the middle of flowers, lollipops – just absolutely anything. Once you’re done making them, tell them you’ll set them aside so you’ll have cards ready to give out for special occasions such as Mother’s Day or Grandma’s birthday.
    2. Monogram – Cut out some board paper, about half of a regular A4 size. Prepare some buttons, glue, and pencils. Tell your kids to draw a monogram of the letter of their first name. Once the letter is done, glue on the buttons over the entire letter. You can put holes on the upper corners, tie some ribbon or string, and put them up on the walls of your kids’ room or on their door.
    3. Button Tree – This is perfect for a Spring activity. Prepare some illustration boards, green and brown poster colour, glue, and plenty of buttons. Ask your kids to paint huge trees with branches but without leaves. Once the paint is dry, tell your kids to glue buttons on the trees as if they were the leaves. The more colourful the buttons, the better.
    4. Animal Puppets – Put on a puppet show after making these animal puppets. Prepare brown paper bags, coloured paper, glue, paint, and a few black buttons. Tell your kids to think of an animal they’d want to be. An easy one is a bunny. Draw a circle on pink paper, cut it out and glue on the fold of the upside down brown paper bag. Create other circles to make the face of the bunny. Cut out two long ears and stick on the tip of the brown paper bag. Stick two black buttons to serve as the bunny’s eyes and paint some whiskers. Create other animals for a fun puppet show.
    5. Button Rings – This craft is ideal for girls but boys can join, too. Prepare some big plastic buttons with big holes on them and a few strings of ribbon that can pass through the holes. String a ribbon through the holes of the button, attach to a finger, and tie it by making a bow.

    There are countless crafts with buttons that you can do on a rainy day. All you need to do is prepare the materials before the rainy season arrives, and keep the digital devices away for a productive and fun afternoon at home.

  • Easy Fast Craft Idea With Our Lovely Felt

    What better way to let the kids get creative than to let them create and design their own towns? The sky is the limit to what they can get creative with for this super fun play mat that is easily folded up and stored anywhere.

    Felt Play Mat

    Here is what you will need:

    Anycraft Felt
    Scissors
    Anycraft Glue
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  • Using Sequins For Crafting

    There are so many things that you can do with sequins. Those shiny little discs that come in all colours  shapes, and sizes can add sparkle to any object and craft project available there is. They are especially much in demand for holiday and Christmas craft projects that brighten any room. Here are four craft projects that you can do with sequins.

    The first project is the Christmas ball. If you're tired of your previous holiday's decorations, making your very own customized sequinned balls is as easy as one-two-three. All you need are styro balls in sizes of your preference; glue; ribbon; and plenty of small round sequins in many colours  If you don't like the white background colour of the styro balls, you can paint them with acrylic paint or even spray paint them gold or silver. Once the paint dries, tie a ribbon around the ball so you can easily hang it from your Christmas tree or anywhere you want to place it. You can cover the ball with glue all at once or stick the sequins one by one. You can place a stick in the middle of the ball so your hands won't be able to touch the glue as you fill it with sequins. Start gluing one colour of sequins all around the ball. For a customized appeal, you can form the name of a loved one using another colour of sequins to make it more personal. Continue reading

  • White Feathers For Craft Projects

    White feathers are fun arts and crafts materials that add depth and texture to any craft project. They're also very easy to use especially for children since all you have to do with them is to glue them on surfaces. There are many craft projects that can be done with white feathers and here are three simple projects that your children can do during those boring afternoons or for their fashion and costume needs.

    The first project can easily be done by smaller children. Kids as young as two years old can easily do this art project, with the supervision of an adult of course. White feathers are good materials when you want to introduce your child to animals, and in this project, you will be making the face of a chicken on cardboard paper. All you need are: one 8" x 10" cardboard paper in any colour  a pencil; a compass or small plate; one pack of small white feathers; glue; buttons; scissors; and one orange or yellow coloured paper. Continue reading

  • Satin Ribbon Crafting Ideas

    Four Simple and Easy-to-Do Crafting Ideas With Satin Ribbon

    Introduction

    Crafting can be enjoyed by anyone and it is very popular with creative individuals. Some do it as a hobby and others actually create crafts professionally. Whether making beautiful things is something that you do for fun or as a living, one trimming that is never absent in any person's craft box is satin ribbon.

    Satin Ribbons are the most versatile trimming that you can find. They come in varying sizes and colours and you can absolutely use them on almost any craft project imaginable. Satin ribbons have ornamental and symbolic functions. Many social awareness projects or organizations use satin ribbons to symbolize support--like the pink satin ribbon for breast cancer awareness and the red one for AIDS. You can find satin ribbons being used for many campaigns and corporate branding. Continue reading

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